Pointer: affectionate, loyal, friendly, energetic and polite – these are some of the main characteristics of that proud and amazing breed. Anyone who has met a Pointer knows very well what an amazing breed this is.
There are Pointers in Greece. You rarely see them walking around with their owners, because most of live the typical life of a hunting dog (misery- hunting season- misery- hunting season etc), and when it comes to adoptions, it is one of the most difficult breeds to rehome (at least here).
Jack is a Pointer and I am guessing that he must have spent his entire life chained next to a barrel or something, until he got lost, abandoned (you know the story).
At some point, before or after he was abandoned, someone hit him in the neck with an ax – it could have easily been his owner (what a way to treat a “loyal”, “polite” dog!).
Battered, bloody, emaciated and terrified, Jack “appeared” one day out of the blue in a house in Praga, Greece. He was taken to the vet by a local man, had his wound deeply cleaned and was treated with antibiotic powder. Miraculously, he was healthy.
Jack stayed in a shed-like building for a while, until he was placed in a foster home and recovered from his injuries. Today he is at the Save a Greek Stray shelter – a shelter that knows its Pointers very well, but he won’t be staying there for long.
After a mass mobilization through social media, and with the valuable help of Pointers In Need, Jack already has a home waiting for him in the UK! This is the amazing thing about rescuing and this why we can never give up, no matter how overwhelming and frustrating it all seems.
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