DAR Animal Rescue once had a property that they used to house some of their rescue animals. It was an old warehouse that served as an extension of their rescue shelter in Karditsa, Greece. But due to typhoons and flooding, that storehouse, and the rest of the establishments in the surrounding areas fell down, and soon, it became a wasteland.
As years went by, migrants from different places took over the place. And when someone dumped a puppy in the swamp, one of the families decided to take him in. They tried their best to care for the puppy, but they failed to provide him a good life because they didn’t know how to properly care for him.
None of the family members meant any harm. They fed the puppy and gave him shelter. They also bathe him at times and kept him active by letting him play with their young boys.
DAR Animal Rescue learned about the puppy that lived in the wasteland, and in an instant, rescuers knew they had to take action. Their found, Ermionni Giannakou, drove straight to the place and spoke with the family. She had the best of intentions so she explained to them that it would be best to let her take the puppy.
At first, the wife refused to relinquish the puppy because according to her, her kids loved him and they will surely miss him. But after a short while, the rescuer convinced her to let go of the puppy. She understood that it was for the best.
The rescuer placed the young puppy in a travel crate and loaded him into her car. She took him straight right to the vet for medical care and then gave him a bath. And as per the vet’s advice, she let him stay at the clinic for a few days to make sure he was in great shape.
The vets and the rescuer estimated the puppy was no more than 1 1/2 months old. He probably had siblings but no one knew what happened to them, or even to his dog mama. Perhaps, he was taken away from her when he was a few days old and was then dumped in the wasteland.
The poor puppy suffered at an early age, but thanks to his rescuer, his life was about to change. He will no longer sleep in the cold pavement of the old warehouse and will no longer eat food that isn’t right for his age. With Ermionni by his side, he will surely have the best life.
Credits to DAR Animal Rescue