The story of this unhappy little dog should make us reflect on the tens of thousands of dogs who are abandoned each year. Every year, selfish and inconsiderate people abandon up to 50,000 dogs and 80,000 cats on the streets in Greece alone. These animals contribute to the already terrible number of stray dogs in our country, which is estimated to be about 900,000.
These astounding stats capture an often overlooked yet tangible reality. If you’ve ever wondered where all these suddenly homeless animals wind up, today’s story might give you an explanation. Apparently, the majority of abandoned dogs choose human-populated areas since it is simpler to obtain food there. But there is no lack of animals that prefer to dwell in isolated areas, such as the forest or even landfills, perhaps because they are terrified of the outside world.
This is the situation of this abandoned dog, who chose to spend his life in a dump in order to avoid human contact. The dog could hide from the perils of human activity in this hostile and forbidding place. The selection of this suffering and lonely animal may appear ludicrous, but it is just this element that demonstrates the criticality of the conditions of abandoned animals.
Even though the dog spent months looking for food in the trash, apparently this was insufficient to keep him healthy. Photos of his extremely thin and malnourished body attest to this. Despite the lack of food, the dog never left that place. Fortunately, someone with a great heart crossed his path, allowing him to give his sad life a new twist.
The puppy’s path of physical and emotional healing has paid off thanks to this person, even if the dog’s conditions are still far from ideal. However, there is no shortage of optimism for a better future for this adorable pup, and we are confident that the sad months at the dump will be a poor and distant memory.