Owner = a person who owns; legal possessor. Dog owner = responsibility, patience, sacrifice, love etc. Dog owner (in this case) = someone take care of my problem. As sad, disgusting, and awful as it sounds, it did not just happen once. In Greece it happens every day, and in this case the “owner” was considerate enough to leave a note.
Next to her was a bucket of water and in the fence next to her was a note: “can’t take care of her, I am sorry. She is very nice”
On September 26, in an industrial area of a suburb of Athens, Greece, a dog was found tied to a fence. We were notified from a woman who works nearby and found the dog that afternoon. Next to her was a bucket of water and in the fence next to her was a note: “can’t take care of her, I am sorry. She is very nice”. That’s all it said. Such an easy way out to get rid of a loyal companion…
Such an easy way out to get rid of a loyal companion
The dog was very stressed, she kept going up and down, had spilled her water and simply did not know where she was and what was going on. She didn’t resist when we approached. In fact she was more than friendly, wagging her tail and begging for someone to untie her and take her some place safe.
When you are a rescuer in Greece, you actually play God. There are so many stray, abandoned and sick dogs around, that every day you have to make a choice
What happened next
When you are a rescuer in Greece, you actually play God. There are so many stray, abandoned and sick dogs around, that every day you have to make a choice: which one to rescue and which one not to. There is no room for all those dogs, they have nowhere to be placed, not enough families available and charities simply don’t have the resources to take them all in.
She was not microchipped, of course
In this case, the dog had to be removed. We just could not leave her there, we could not untie her and let her roam free, we just had to find a place for her. We named her Brandy. Brandy was taken to the vet, examined and vaccinated. She was not microchipped, of course. She was placed in foster care and is looking for a new forever home – a true forever home.
First of all, Brandy is gorgeous. She appears to be something like a German Shepherd mix, tall, beautiful and proud. And happy – Brandy is a happy dog. She lives with another female rescue dog, loves humans, loves life. In just a few days Brandy learned so many things from scratch. She is only one and a half year old and has all the time ahead to be perfect companion for someone.