SPAZ, a Greek rescue organization, was alerted that a very sick stray dog was near Athens, Greece.
The shepherd most likely was a sheep dog at one point, but now he was sick and struggling to survive on his own. It took a while to locate the dog once they arrived. When they saw him, their hearts broke.
The dog was extremely fearful and refused to let the humans get close.
Because of this, the rescuers had to lace food with tranquilizer. After an hour of tracking the dog, he finally laid down.
Although he was still terrified, he didn’t put up a fight.
The dog remained calm, even during the car ride to the vet. He had one ear cut off, he was infested with both fleas and ticks, he’d lost most of his hair, and he had various injuries all over his body.
When you see the shape he was in, you’ll be in tears.
He was in terrible condition, but thankfully, he only suffered from ehrlichia, a disease caused by ticks.
Once treated, he was taken to a shelter and now he’s waiting for his forever home! He has a mild temperament and truly loves his rescuers, but he is still very shy. If you’d like to learn more about this dog or donate to SPAZ, please visit their website or Facebook page.