This heartbreaking photo shows a hungry puppy who was left with his favorite chair.
The four-month-old dog was discovered patiently in a chair on the side of the road some time ago. He was too afraid to leave in case his companions returned.
When animal control arrived, Sharon Norton was surprised to see him just sitting there.
She later wrote on Facebook: "To the person who got rid of that chair, your puppy was waiting for you to come back, slowly dying of hunger because he was too scared to leave the chair to find food."
"You should be ashamed of what you did to that puppy...but karma will catch up with you one day."
Fortunately, Sharon convinced the dog to accompany her. He was fed, cared for and examined by a vet.
His story quickly went viral, and La-Z-Boy Gatson was bombarded with adoption requests. The four-legged friend discovered his golden basket! He's still very happy with his owners and his bitch sister two years later.
A sad start, but a happy ending for La-Z-Boy Gatson!