Athena, the French mastiff was,buried alive when the rescue found her and presently is learning how to cherish the new found love with her new family.
This 10-year old big girl was rescued a couple of months ago from Paris by Pedro Denis who was out on a walk with his dog when they spotted Athena struggling to move the heap of dirt and stones that was laid on her. Both him and his dog, involuntary pounced on the mound and saved her in the nick of time.
Athena was rescued and immediately admitted to the nearby hospital as she was dehydrated and barely alive. Despite all odds, she not only survived but also quickly recovered. While nursing her, the crew found out that Athena was the goddess of endless love. Barthélémy Balli describes Athena as a strictly non-aggressive dog that is just too good and nice.
The culprit has been caught and verified as Athena’s previous owner, aged 21. He is currently, charged with Animal cruelty for two years in prison and $33,000 in fines. Athena, meanwhile, is living her new life with Jean-Pierre and Raymonde Delfosse, the founders of the rescue group SOS Dogue de Bordeaux, where she is welcome to reside until eternity.
The couple states that Athena is a lovely being who is enthralled about the garden and her new friends.