This is a terrible and tragic state of affairs, but happily there are animal rescuers working to make things better. Though they can’t help all of the suffering strays, advocates make a difference where they can. Take the case of a puppy given the moniker Scarlet, for instance.
No one knows much about Scarlet’s existence before she was spotted in the Greek town of Schimatari. Whoever owned the hound seemed keen to get rid of her, though. They sold their pet to a man who was attracted to the canine’s unusual color.
To be specific, Scarlet had been dyed a glaring shade of red. An immigrant saw the dog – he could hardly miss her, after all – and was apparently so fond of the hue that he bought her. So he took her away for the princely sum of €150 ($171).