Dog that was chained her whole life can only walk in circles
Why folks get pets just to cage and chain them up is beyond me.
The municipal Police, alongside Takis Shelter, stumbled upon one such pet – but this poor dog had endured a whole lot more than chaining imprisonment.
Takis Shelter is a nonprofit animal rescue organization based in Ierapetra, Greece.
A couple of people working for the shelter stumbled upon a dog chained up in an old lot.
What sets this dog apart from other chained pets is that it was chained up for a lifetime.
The chain had literally left a mark on its skin, it hadn’t been bathed in forever, was scared out of its mind, and had no clean water to drink.
It’s just as sad as it sounds, and the rescuers were just as shocked as you and I.
It appears someone left this dog here to guard something. If only we knew what that something was.
But the “now” is what matters, and this dog needed help and rehab – ASAP.
Takis Shelter took the dog in and immediately noticed how the lifetime of being chained up took its toll.
She was incredibly timid and cautious of strangers and was clearly dirty and malnourished. They named her “Frida”, as it sounds like “Freedom”.
Though the most heartbreaking thing about Frida was that she’d completely forgotten how to walk in a straight line.
With the chain around her neck 24/7, she’d gotten so accustomed to pacing around in circles with the chain, that she didn’t know how to walk any other way.
Even when taken back to a sanctuary with other dogs, Frida struggled to walk in a straight line.
She hopped and turned constantly like she was dancing.
Chaining and caging up your pets for unnecessarily long amounts of time is animal cruelty.
I don’t think you’d enjoy being kept in a confined space for most of your life either, would you?
But once her chains were released, Frida finally got to experience the freedom of roaming and walking around.
She looked incredibly happy to do so, even if she was still below the learning curve.
Frida turned out to be a fast learner. Just a few minutes later in the sanctuary, and her paths were getting more and more straight.
Looks like she just had to off some of that force of habit.
Her rescuers were absolutely delighted to watch her go at it!shake
And after learning how to walk, she learned how to run. It wasn’t too long before Frida was having the time of her life with the other dogs there.
You’d hardly have guessed that she was chained up for a lifetime before it.
Frida now stays at the shelter with the other dogs, waiting for a potential forever home.
With how sweet and kind-spirited she is, I hope that doesn’t take long.
Takis Shelter has already shared their contact information in case someone wants to adopt Frida.
She’s a brave and playful dog, and the journey she went through is worth seeing and sharing.
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Source : https://ronproject.com