This Dog Was Starving To Death And Wouldn’t Let Anyone Close. Then One Man Tried To Gain Her Trust

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Image: Facebook/Takis Shelter non profit organisation

Takis Shelter is close to Ierapetra on the Greek island of Crete. Takis set up the sanctuary after seeing the state of so many mistreated pets. He explains, “The situation for dogs in this part of Crete is a disaster: Many of them are used for hunting, and they are abandoned in the mountain if [they’re] not good enough. Others are used to guard houses and are tied to barrels, with a one-meter rope, for their entire life. None of them are sterilized, which means that they often get pregnant. Most of the time, puppies are abandoned on the road or in [the] garbage.”

Image: Facebook/Takis Shelter non profit organisation

The work Takis does to save these broken animals is a truly selfless act of love and care. He uses his own money to rescue the animals, and he has had no help from the local authorities. Instead, he has sold his own belongings to make enough money to keep the shelter going. He told the Daily Mail, “I am absolutely alone here at the shelter. I have no money, I had to sell my car, I had to sell my caravan, I have nothing. I had to borrow money.”

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Image: Facebook/Takis Shelter non profit organisation

Even though Takis finds the shelter costs him a lot, he is still fighting to protect and help abandoned animals. He explained to the Daily Mail, “There were so many dogs, and they had broken legs, they were starving and so sick and dying. It horrified me. I just wanted to help them. So I started looking after them, taking them food and water and I was so happy when I saw they started to get stronger.”

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