Many people in Greece are suffering from the economic trouble that are weighing down this country. Most families are concerned with feeding themselves and their children and are not focused on the animals that are also suffering. So Theoklitos Proestakis was a dentist, gave up everything literally, all of his things and his job so he could help as many dogs as he could.
Warning: some of the images are difficult to look at.
Theoklitos Proestakis, known as Takis, was a dentist in Lerapetra, before coming and giving his time.
Due to the expense, spraying and neutering animals isn’t really practiced in Greece.
So many of the dogs are needing so much medical attention.
The once dentist gave up everything, job, cars and uses his money to help as many dogs as he can.
He actually single handedly started a shelter without financial help. Thankfully the social media caught on and made needed resources available.
This dog named Hope was skinned alive by a monster, then was thrown away like trash to only suffer in the hot, dry sun. A very sick individual needs to be imprisoned.
This is Hope now!
Takis has saved over 200 dogs and has put 40 others in permanent homes.
Unfortunately, every day there is a dog suffering that he needs to save from the streets.
He still continues to work 7 days a week.
To feed these dogs is astronomical but he has been able to do this with continued support.
Here is an example of what the donation help fund, lots and lots of food!
Finally, Takis was able to purchase a car to transport the dogs to their vet appointments!
You can see the joy on these dog’s faces how happy they are living at the shelter.
A single man made this possible with his love and dedication.
He remains as dedicated as the day he started this process.
Please know that every donation, no matter the size counts and help save a dog’s life.
And the kittens haven’t been forgotten, they need help also~!
“It’s difficult but I love it. I work so hard here but when I see the dogs happy and enjoying themselves and learning to trust people again, then it’s all worth it.”
If you’re interested in giving one of these dogs a home, send Takis a message via the shelter’s Facebook page(you’ll also want to follow the page for updates)! If you want to lend a helping hand from across an ocean,you can donate, too.
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