I was contacted by my niece the other day to try and help get a Bullmastiff into rescue. The dog was a one year old male. He was at least 50 lbs. underweight and never saw the inside of a house. My niece was informed of the poor dog's plight and immediately told the contact to tell the owners that she will try and find a rescue for him.
I gave her some numbers to call. Great Pyr rescue even volunteered to help out (not foster, however, they have too many Pyrs). One of the Bullmastiff numbers was one to a lady who would have fostered him.
Then came the horrible news....the owners shot the dog.
I am in shock. He could have been saved. I am horrified.