When Ermionni Giannakou of DAR Animal Rescue – Karditsa, Greece got a call about a dog chained her entire life, she knew she had to get her right away. There was no way she’d let the pup spend another day tethered to the same tree. She hopped into her car right away and drove straight to the location provided by the caller.
As soon as the rescuer made it onsite, her heart shattered into pieces. She couldn’t believe the animal in front of her was a dog. She promised her she’d change her life for the better.
The rescuer spoke with the dog’s owner and convinced him to relinquish her to the rescue instead. She thought it would be a challenge but the person quickly agreed to give up the dog. He didn’t seem to like her, after all.
The dog which Ermionni named Luna slept inside a barrel during the night. In the morning, she stared at people who passed by. She begged strangers for food because she only ate whenever her owner had time to feed her.
Luna was so happy to see Ermionni. She’s a friendly dog and she starved for human affection for a very long time. But the moment the rescuer freed her and walked her into the car, she felt and looked confused.
The dog never stepped foot inside a home, but she never got to explore outdoors either. All she did was stare at people passing by the street the entire day. She never made friends and she didn’t know how to act like a dog.
Ermionni took Luna to the shelter and gave her time to adjust to a life without chains. Later on, she brought her to the groomer for a haircut, and the dog looked completely different. She also felt lighter and was full of joy.
After a short while, DAR Animal Rescue put Luna up for adoption and it didn’t take long for her new dad to come and bring her home. She was so happy to be with her new family. Instead of dirt, she now sleeps on a bed and plays with her dog sibling all day long.
Credits to DAR Animal Rescue