Dog Dies In Front Of Vet Clinic, Because The Vet Refused To Help Him – this is not a click bait title, it is exactly what happened right here in Greece, on February 27, in Kala Nera, a small touristic village by the sea. I am translating the exact post of the woman who tried to help the dog:
” Monday night (this particular Monday is one of the biggest holidays in Greece. It’s the end of the carnival and beginning of fasting period before Easter for the religious ones) in Kala Nera and the illustrated dog is on the road, hit by a car and abandoned. 4-5 people have stopped near the dog and just observe (no reason to take him off the road and get their hands dirty).
Coincidentally (and ironically), the dog is lying at a 10 meter distance (LITERALLY) from the vet clinic. He is still breathing with difficulty. We take the initiative to move the dog off-road, a little closer to the clinic.
I’m thinking how lucky he is and immediately call the vet. While I describe the situation and ask her to come to the clinic and care for the dog she asks me three times if I think the dog will live (presumably, according to the lady, I was supposed to have such knowledge) and then asks if I will pay for the care of the dog.
I reply that I hold no money on me and that she’d better hurry so that the dog is saved – and that we could talk about the rest in person. She answers that there’s nothing she can do and there ends our conversation. How foolish of me to believe that the dog was lucky. While we are trying to reach other vets – some are willing to help (but are too far away)and others aren’t – the dog dies in our hands.
I am ashamed of who we are, I am ashamed of my fellow beings, I am ashamed of the degrees given to some people in this country, without actually providing them with proper education. Have a good night! Sleep tight!”
… I had a whole speech prepared after copy pasting the woman’s post, but I will be repeating myself once again. I have been accused of making Greece look bad, so I’ll keep my mouth shut for this post. Don’t shoot me, I am just the messenger.