Dog Chained to Tree in Cretan Wilderness Gets Second Chance at Life (video)



A dog found chained to a tree in the middle of nowhere in southern Crete was rescued on Tuesday by a local animal lover who was aided by the local police.

Takis Proestakis, who runs an animal shelter near the city of Ierapetra, was alerted by the police to the plight of a German Shepherd who was fettered by a half-meter-long chain to a tree near a country road on the outskirts of Ierapetra.

The poor animal had little room to move. A bowl of food was also left next to him, but there was no water.

Proestakis said that the dog must have suffered a great deal, since torrential rains have drubbed the region for the last few days.

With police approval, Proestakis freed the dog and led him to his shelter, while the police promised to look for the owner who had so cruelly abandoned the animal.

This dog was locked in a short chain in the mountain in the middle of nowhere. No house no water ,only some bad quality food was there . The poor german shepherd boy was suffering really scared, he didn't have even a dog house to be protected from the very bad weather…The municipal police of ierapetra did a very good work for one more time and we took away the dog from there. Now the police is searching to find out to who belongs the dog… Το σκυλί αυτό βρέθηκε δεμένο στην άκρη του δρόμου στο δασος στη Πρινα. Εκτός του ότι ήταν δεμένο σε κοντή αλυσίδα δεν είχε σπιτάκι να προφυλαχτει από τις καταιγίδες που είχαμε τις τελευταίες ημέρες, φανταστείτε τι τράβηξε… Η δημοτική αστυνομία έκανε πολύ καλή δουλειά για ακόμα μια φορά και το σκυλί το πήραμε από εκεί γιατί κινδύνευε η ζωή του. Τώρα γίνετε έρευνα για να βρεθεί ο ιδιοκτήτης. Αν κάποιος ξέρει κάτι ας μου στείλει μνμ …

Posted by Takis Shelter non profit organisation on Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Freedom for the poor german shepherd. He is very weak and dehydrated. He didn't had any water for long time … Τώρα το λυκόσκυλο είναι ελεύθερο στο καταφύγιο. Είναι αδύναμο και αφυδατωμενο , δεν είχε πιει νερό για πολύ καιρό…

Posted by Takis Shelter non profit organisation on Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Proestakis, a former Greek businessman, gave up his comfortable life to devote himself to caring for abandoned dogs and cats.

“Takis’ Shelter” gives a second chance to hundreds of abandoned dogs and cats all over the Ierapetra region.

In a recent interview with Greek Reporter, he said that saving the animals would not have been possible without the generous donations he has received from all over the world.

“Hundreds come over to visit the shelter during the summer. Many Europeans, in particular from Finland and Germany, come over to adopt dogs and cats.”

“I need to meet with prospective owners face-to-face before I hand over the animals for adoption. I want to make sure that they find a loving home,” Proestakis emphasized.

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