Sick, starving, scared to death and abandoned in a square in the center of Glyfada, one of the most expensive and upper class neighborhoods of Glyfada, the two puppies were rescued by SPAZ, the local charity.
The Greek summer is brutal, and this year it got as hot as it could possibly get. The babies were dehydrated, exhausted and full of wounds from that horrible mange, that must have left them sleepless for entire nights.
One of the most terrible things about mange is that the unbearable itch leaves the animals sleepless for entire nights. And for a three month old puppy, spending sleepless nights when all it should was sleep in fluffy beds and enjoy life to the fullest is just too unfair.
The puppies spend several days in the clinic, being monitored and treated. The fear in their eyes and their tail between their tiny legs was a heartbreaking thing to see. All they had even known was fear, and for weeks, the only consolation was that they had each other.
After they were out of danger, they were fostered by a ZPAZ volunteer, and in their foster home they reluctantly started wagging their tails and enjoying human company.
They would eat like there is no tomorrow – another reminder of how unfair it is for a 3 month old baby to experience hunger, to have its stomach empty and its mouth dry for who knows how long.
Within a month both were much better and they could finally have a bath. And no matter whether they liked it or not, getting rid of the awful smell and the dead skin is a huge relief for mangy dogs.
Today the puppies are healthy and still very young. Their tails are not between their legs anymore, because life is not that scary anymore and they have nothing to worry about. They are ready for their forever homes, and they deserve to enjoy what they were deprived off. They deserve to enjoy it now, in plain puppyhood, because it’s the best phase of their lives and if it is not spent in a forever home, it is wasted.