There is something special about Greek animal welfare, and it’s the frequency and variety of horror stories it keeps providing every single day. I mean, seriously, this never stops.
Greece is like one of those street salesmen in developing countries, that corner you to a point where you can’t even breathe, trying to convince you that whatever it is you are looking for, they’ve got it. Hanged dogs? We’ve got it! Drowned dogs? We’ve got it! Mutilated? We’ve got it! Suffocated? We’ve got it! Rotting alive? We’ve got it! We’ve got it all!
Do you feel like crying? Or laughing? Or both? Are you thinking “what the hell is wrong with people here?”. I’ll tell you what, there is absolutely nothing wrong with people here, for the same reason why there was nothing wrong with people in the developing world. They are who they think they can be.
The key word here is “developing”, and believe it or not, no matter how similar they sound, “developing” and “developed” are decades away from one another.
So this is Chance, and he was rescued by the animal charity of Karditsa. The chain was so far embedded in his neck, that even though we have seen this a hundred times, this particular case is just too much. The chain had cut through his neck so badly that he could barely stand up, and just surrendered to the rescuers. He smelled of rotten flesh, of death.
Chance was taken to the vet clinic, and they had to use a cutter to free him from the chain. His body was covered in fleas and ticks, to the point where as they were walking into the clinic, the rescuers were stepping on fleas falling of his body. Byt the time they left the clinic, the floor was full of blood. Chances’ blood from the dead fleas that fell off him.
He is in the best possible hands now, and the chances are that he will make a full recovery. Physically. As for his mental and psychological recovery, this might take a little longer, but he will get there. They all do eventually, once they realize that not all humans are monsters.
You can see his full album here. Contact the rescuer via facebook here. Donations are more than welcome: Piraeus Bank
Beneficiary Name: ” Rescue – Diasozo ”
No. Acc. 6244 1391 89 068
IBAN: GR 11 0171 2440 0062 4413 9189 068
PAYPAL: [email protected]