When we have a dog in our family, we do our best to make sure they are well cared for. We provide good food, a comfortable place to live, health care and lots and lots of love. Unfortunately, not all dog owners feel the same and some are downright cruel to the dogs under their care. When we hear those stories it breaks our heart but sometimes, there is a silver lining that is well worth seeing.
This is the story of Lara, a Pit bull mix. She also had a home but her family did not treat her well. When she got pregnant, she was taken into the woods and chained to a tree. With nowhere to go and no food, shelter or water, she was forced to give birth to her pups. This all took place in a forest near Nafplion, Greece. Lara’s story is a sad one but it is a story with a silver lining.
Lara somehow survived the ordeal in the woods and was stuck, tied to a tree for 10 days before rescuers were able to get to her. The nearby villagers knew about Lara but they didn’t step forward and do something about the situation. Somehow, she survived and finally, her rescuers arrived.
The rescuers came upon a very sad scene. Lara was malnourished, frightened and dehydrated. She was in shock from all that she had gone through. Lara had given birth to 4 puppies and, despite the cold and the poor conditions, three of the puppies survived and have since recovered.
A local animal hospital got involved and treated the dogs. They survived and have made nice progress. Since they were rescued, Lara has put on a lot of weight.
Linda is their new foster mom and is caring for all four dogs until forever homes are able to be found. She spends her life caring for stray dogs and giving them a chance at life.
In the past five years, Linda has fostered almost 300 dogs. Many were in very bad shape when the came to her but she nursed them back to health. We have full confidence that she will do the same for Lara and her puppies.
You can watch the rescue video here:
H/T: Animal Rescue Site
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