When a man from Tucker, Georgia was cutting briars along a trail near Rock Mountain Boulevard and Lewis Road on June 6, he saw something that totally shocked him!
Buried beneath the ground was a dog who was tightly packed amongst the dirt and couldn’t move. Soon after finding her, Eric Purdue realized this dog had been buried alive! He saw her piercing blue eyes looking up at him and he immediately fell to his knees and began digging into the dirt with his bare hands to rescue her.
Purdue explains to 11alive.com that he nearly stepped on the dog as he was walking along the trail and he immediately called his nephew and son who joined him in helping get the dog out of the ground. “I think she knew we were trying to help her, so she just laid there. She wasn’t super responsive,” Purdue said.
After pulling her out from the ground, Purdue took her home, where his family bathed her numerous times and provided her all the tender loving care she needed. “She was always with us… until we went to bed, she was always being petted,” Purdue said.
He named the dog Lulu and planned to adopt her, but despite his and the veterinarian’s efforts, Lulu died the following day at the animal hospital. “I was planning on adopting the dog. I visualized the dog riding around with me in my truck. But they called me around 4:30 the next day to tell me that she’d passed.”
One month later, Purdue was still devastated and police have not had any leads on who did this. Purdue has pleaded with the public hoping someone can locate this person, and any possible leads will help catch Lulu’s killer. “This person needs help. A lot of it. Or some serious jail time, or both,” he said. “I just couldn’t believe that someone would take so much time to do such a terrible thing to a dog.”
“They’re sick. Sick,” he continued. “And if they’re just plain cruel, maybe someone will bury them for a day or two, see how they like it.”
This whole situation is devastating and absolutely breaks our hearts. We will never understand what would prompt anyone to do such a thing- it is despicable and inhumane.
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