A little dog found in a sorry state rolled up in an old tire, as his only protection against the weather and his injuries, left his hero heartbroken.
With all he had to offer, Figo thanked his savior for rescuing him from a life of pain, hunger, and cold.
And what does a dog have to offer? Love of course! Lots of dog hugs and kisses. Here is Figo’s story.
Sad and in a very fragile state, this puppy did not stop being gentle with people
Greece is full of street animals . After the economic crisis in the country last year, many animals were abandoned and dumped on the streets to multiply and live a life of disease and malnutrition.
But the mission of a man named Takis is to rescue these abandoned animals .
It all started when he found a dog with one of its legs broken, struggling to survive in a littered area near his home.
The puppy had no hope but to cling to the tire for some warmth
The rescuer approached to lift the animal and what he discovered left him with his soul broken into a thousand pieces.
As soon as he took him away, he began to feed him and fill him with lots of love. She devotedly nursed him back to health; and within months, Takis was caring for about 40 animals in the area .
The situation did not excite the neighbors, so this animal rescuer bought a piece of land that became his own shelter .
Learn about Figo’s story , from being rescued from an old tire to being helped to be playful and happy:
He currently cares for 350 dogs, 50 cats, 6 goats and 2 sheep who now call the Takis Shelter home. He runs the shelter alone, with the financial help of donations .
One of the many calls Takis received was about Figo, the abandoned dog sleeping in an old tire.
Figo received the best of dinners and did not stop eating
Figo was malnourished, covered in fleas, and had many injuries , but had somehow managed to maintain a kind and friendly nature despite his suffering.
When Figo was taken to Taquis’s home, he didn’t even know what it was like to be in a clean, welcoming and safe environment.
He never imagined what it felt like to be treated with responsibility, respect and love.
She went straight to the kitty litter box and lay down like she was in the most comfortable bed in the world . But with the help of Takis, Figo soon discovered what it was like to feel a real bed and slept in a deep and peaceful sleep, for what seemed like the first time in his life.
The next day, Takis gave Figo real food . The dog devoured everything quickly and it seemed that he would never stop eating. Food is Figo’s favorite thing in the world, but he seriously competes with Takis.
Little by little and with perseverance, Figo began to leave behind his life full of misery, uncertainty and sadness . His injuries have healed, he has gained some weight and he feels more loving, healthy and agile than ever.
There is still a long way to go before this puppy is at 100%, but at the rate he is going, we do not doubt that he will achieve it in a very short time.
Now, Figo is a playful, loving, loyal dog and he can’t stop giving his hero hugs and kisses.
Figo, despite so much suffering, knew how to thank his best friend with the best of hugs. May his story motivate us to do much more for every needy creature we come across.