Animal abandonment is a growing epidemic worldwide. People take in animals and then dump them when they’re no longer wanted. It’s a cruel, barbaric practice that is also illegal in most countries. In Greece, where the economic crisis is a serious situation, Takis and his volunteers never turn an animal away. On this particular day, they received a call about a German Shepherd chained to a tree in the middle of nowhere.
Upon arrival, Takis was distraught. The dog was underweight and tethered tightly by a chain that was too short for him. There was a large pot of dog food but no water. The chain was too short and the dog couldn’t even reach the food. What was the point? Takis pushed the pot over so the dog could reach but he had no interest in eating. Takis realized that the food wasn’t good. It was very low quality and the dog wanted nothing to do with it.
Takis made a pledge to find the person who did this to the innocent dog! The policeman that accompanied Takis got a bottle of water from his patrol car and gave it to the sweet dog. He was incredibly thirsty and wagged his tail as he drank. Then Takis scanned him for a microchip. There wasn’t one.
Next, Takis removed the chain from the tree and walked the dog over to their vehicle. Incredibly, the dog was so relieved to get away from that tree that he willingly hopped up into the crate that was in the SUV.
Whatever happened to this precious dog, he’s on his way to a better life. He’s no longer chained to a tree essentially starving a slow death or waiting to die from the elements. He’s with Takis and he is safe! Thank you, Takis! You’re amazing!
The German Shepherd’s rescue video is posted below. Please watch it to support Takis and all he does for animals. He really is a hero.