By Aliki Kraterou For Mailonline
Published: 12:30 BST, 10 October 2020 | Updated: 13:21 BST, 10 October 2020
A healthy dog that was given a 'lethal injection' and buried by cruel owners somehow managed to dig himself out of his forest grave - and walked to a roadside to ask for help.
Kiryusha, a seven-year-old German Shepherd was spotted by kindly motorist Olga Lystseva, 39, on a highway in northern Russia.
She passed him walking slowly in the rain along the road, wet and exhausted but the sight of the bedraggled animal haunted her.
Seven-year-old German Shepherd Kiryusha was found wet and exhausted on a highway
The dog-lover then turned her car around and drove back nine miles to get him.
After finding some food for him she put him on the back seat