I’m going to be honest with you. As a writer, I prefer writing about happy stories. Unfortunately, the world is filled with sadness. As a writer, it’s important that I cover some of the tragedies and cruelties that occur.
After watching a video like this, it can be hard to type. There’s so much emotion swirling in my head. It makes me angry that a human would treat an animal like this. Leaving it chained up and not allowing it to get any food, disgusting.
It brings tears to my eyes to see an animal suffer so much. Why? For what purpose? What could any animal do to deserve such torture? Nothing. Torture is never justifiable.
It also melts my heart that people are going out and saving these poor creatures. The clip shows a rescue worker from the Takis Shelter in Crete, a Greek island. Check out their website if you’d like to offer some support!
The dog, clearly scared and starving, initially growls at the rescue worker. Can’t say that I blame the poor animal. Its suffering must have been immense.
Thankfully, a calm, slow and love-filled approach gets the dog to calm down. After some trust building, “Lena” gets into a crate and is taken back to the shelter.
Once there, she remains in the crate as she’s greeted by many of the other dogs at the shelter. The experience must have been scary. However, her soon-to-be-pals are nothing except friendly and excited for their new pack mate.
From there, it’s a long but beautiful recovery. Lena puts on weight, and makes friends with the other dogs at the shelter. Whereas she was once lethargic and on the verge of death, by the end of the video she is running around. Eventually, she’s adopted and moves on to a happy new life.
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