We recently brought you a story about a homeless puppy that was found abandoned on a La-Z-Boy armchair on the side of the road. The sweet boy waited in his human’s discarded chair, patiently looking out for a human that would not return. Of course, the story quickly went viral because of the heartlessness of the act and the adorable animal.
When the folks at La-Z-Boy heard what happened to the dog, they wanted to help. So sit back in your favorite recliner (hopefully a LA-Z-Boy) and read this touching tale of kindness and generosity.
Heaps of Generosity for Animals in Need
The shelter that took in the puppy named him, of course, La-Z-Boy Gatson. Eventually, his story made its way back to employees at La-Z-Boy headquarters. They loved hearing about the compassion and goodwill of the Brookhaven Animal Rescue League (BARL). So, they decided to support the shelter.
La-Z-Boy donated 50 animal beds, so the residents could rest comfortably. If that wasn’t generous enough, the company also gave a monetary donation to help fund the shelter. What a wonderful gift to the animals in need of love and their caretakers who want to provide the best. This story depicts the compassion of some good folks.
How did it all start? This is how La-Z-Boy Gatson became a viral sensation.
The Original Story
Sharon Norton is an Animal Control officer in Brookhaven, Mississippi. Despite the nature of her job, she is still shocked by some of the heartless acts she witnesses.
Her recent rescue of an abandoned puppy cowering in a broken armchair certainly fits that bill. Norton took to Facebook to express her feelings towards the pup’s former owner.
“To the person that dumped this chair, your puppy was waiting for you to come back, slowly starving to death because it was afraid to leave the chair to find food. Shame on you for doing this to this puppy…but one day Karma will meet up with you.”
A Good Samaritan contacted Brookhaven Animal Control after witnessing a truck drop off the chair, a television, and the frightened, malnourished puppy.
Norton earned his trust with a handful of treats and brought him to the Brookhaven Animal Rescue League where he is receiving veterinary care (and lots of love).
She named him “Lazy Boy Gatson” aka “the Armchair Bandit” because he’s stealing hearts everywhere!
UPDATE 2: Gatson has gone home! Here he is with his forever family – happy and soaking up their love!