THIS heartbreaking picture shows a starving puppy after it was dumped with his favourite armchair as cruel owners tricked him into thinking they would return.
The little dog sat patiently in the chair by the side of the road last week, and was too scared to leave it in case he missed his carers coming back.
Eventually, a woman saw the malnourished dog sat on the brown chair along a road in Brookhaven, Mississippi, and rang the local animal control officer to rescue him.
According to WLBT, someone reported seeing the dog dropped off on the side of the road with the chair and a television.
Officer Sharon Norton arrived on the scene, and said she was moved to see the dog refusing to leave his favourite armchair, despite how hungry he was.
Photos of the seemingly emaciated, scrawny-looking brown dog show it lying in a brown recliner armchair, covered with what appears to be some dog food.
The dog appears to lift its head as Norton takes pictures of it.
Norton later wrote on Facebook: "To the person that dumped this chair, your puppy was waiting for you to come back, slowly starving to death because it was afraid to leave the chair to find food.
"Shame on you for doing this to this puppy…but one day Karma will meet up with you."
Sharon then managed to make the puppy come with her, where she made sure he was fully fed and scheduled a full medical examination for him.
The puppy will soon be put up for adoption, where locals will ensure he will be getting the best care and ends up in good hands.