Imagine living outside on a short chain and your only shelter was a doghouse too small for you to get in or stand inside, writes fancy4work
A dog lived in these conditions in Greece for six years , until it was finally rescued.
In this doghouse, Libby was chained up for years
Takis , a man who founded an animal rescue in Greece , received a call from one of the neighbors, who assured him that there was a dog tied up outside, which was in very bad condition.
Takis started working on his Takis Shelter project after noticing all the malnourished stray dogs and cats in his hometown.
Refusing to look the other way as many animals suffered, he dedicated his life to rescuing and caring for over 300 dogs, 50 cats, 6 goats and 2 sheep .
Takis arrived at the house where the neglected animal was chained and convinced the owner to give it up.
He approached slowly while the dog was scared and barking . She was protecting herself, because humans never showed her any kindness.
Libby had been chained up in a yard when she was just two months old.
She cowered in the back of her little house with fear in her eyes. Takis commented on how long the dog’s nails were and how skinny she was.
He spoke to her in a low voice and said, “We’ll be friends . ” Since dogs are great judges of character, she realized after a few minutes that Takis was a good man and was there to help her.
Little by little, Takis was winning the heart of Libby
When she came out of the kennel, he noticed that her back legs were “not normal . ” She thought that she might have been born that way, but Takis discovered that the negligent owners had chained her up since she was two months old, and she was never allowed to move freely.
He released the dog from the chain and took her with him, he called her Libby . This little animal would never again be tied to a chain.
Takis scooped Libby up in his arms and pulled her out of the place that had been her “prison” for a long time.
From now on he was free to run , play and fully enjoy that right.
“He’s free now,” Takis says when Libby realizes she’s no longer on a chain and that she’s fully authorized to walk and run in the shelter.
Right after arriving at the shelter, Libby started wagging her tail and playing with other dogs . The light returned to her eyes and she found a goal when she found abandoned puppies that had just arrived at the shelter.
She became like a mother to them and although the cubs are now grown, they still play together. Libby is happy and healthy and she will spend the rest of her life roaming freely in the shelter.
Now Libby lives in peace, with the possibility of moving at will, without mistreatment
If you were moved by this anecdote, which shows how much harm we can do to animals just by acting negligently or selfishly, please share it with others.