Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

18 Dogs Found Chained Outside Romanian Churchyard Rescued By Group.

Sadly, cruelty against animals knows no bounds. Humans are the only animals that are capable of inflicting pain on other beings out of pure pleasure alone. Fortunately, some of us are willing to go to any lengths to help out an animal in need. But no one knows what people are capable of better than the staffers at Barking Mad Dog Rescue, a group of superheroes who rescue and rehome abandoned dogs in Romania. They've stumbled upon some horrific finds in their many years rescuing pups.

But when they got a call by a local city hall about a group of abandoned dogs outside a church, they weren't mentally prepared for what they were about to encounter.

When the incredible team of rescuers at Barking Mad Dog Rescue received that call, they weren't expecting they'd wind up confronting such an appalling situation.

The staffers at Barking Mad Dog are no strangers to the abandoned and stray dog overpopulation that Romania is facing at the moment. When the local city hall contacted them, they immediately sprung into action and sent out a team of volunteers to investigate the reports.

When the incredible team of rescuers at Barking Mad Dog Rescue received that call, they weren't expecting they'd wind up confronting such an appalling situation.

Barking Mad Dog Rescue

Onlookers had reportedly seen a bunch of stray dogs out in the yard of a church who looked disheveled and unkept.

But when the team of volunteers realized what was going on, they couldn't help but gasp in horror. Outside the church, there were 18 chained pups who were heavily malnourished. But that wasn't even the worst.

Onlookers had reportedly seen a bunch of stray dogs out in the yard of a church who looked disheveled and unkept.

Barking Mad Dog Rescue

The chains were so short, the poor defenseless pups weren't even able to lie down, so the pressure of the chain was starting to dig painfully into their necks.

The wonderful team at Barking Mad Dog Rescue are all about saving dogs, one by one. They struggle to raise awareness and fix the ever-growing problem Romania is facing, but when they stumble into a life and death situation like the one they were facing, they can't help but lose their faith in humanity.

The chains were so short, the poor defenseless pups weren't even able to lie down, so the pressure of the chain was starting to dig painfully into their necks.

Barking Mad Dog Rescue

They couldn't afford to let the disheartening scene get the best of them. But the situation was really bad.

These poor helpless creatures had been chained up for a while now, but there was no food or water in sight. The rescuers were stunned. How could anyone be this cruel? Despite being so heavily mistreated, these noble creatures welcomed the rescuers with wagging tails and friendly faces.

They couldn't afford to let the disheartening scene get the best of them. But the situation was really bad.

Barking Mad Dog Rescue

“They literally hugged us when they saw us,” said Gea, who's a team leader at Barking Mad Dog Rescue

But those 18 helpless pups didn't chain themselves to the church's pillar, now did they? As it turns out, the church's priest was the one who decided to tie them up in the yard. According to him, he had "rescued" all 18 stray dogs off the streets. But he obviously didn't have a shred of sympathy for the poor helpless animals that were starving to death in the yard.

“They literally hugged us when they saw us,” said Gea, who's a team leader at Barking Mad Dog Rescue

Barking Mad Dog Rescue

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