Workers of a local business outside of Karditsa, Greece heard puppies cry for help in the field adjacent to their yard. They never saw them, but they believed they were too young and small, probably only a few weeks old, to be out on their own. And then, one day, they spotted the mama dog.
One of the laborers knew the family had to be somewhere safe so she called DAR Animal Rescue and asked for help. She explained what the situation was, and right away, the group’s lead rescuer and founder, Ermioni Giannakou, agreed to help.
The rescuer grabbed a huge travel crate and some food before heading out to the rescue site. She knew she’ll need those things to gain the trust of the animals. It’s always easier to befriend stray dogs using food and safer to transport them in a travel crate.
Once Ermioni was on site, she heard the puppies cry. She knew they were somewhere, but it didn’t seem like they wanted someone to see them. They were hiding, she told herself, and she wasn’t wrong; the puppies were underneath a water tank.
The mama dog wasn’t around. The lady who called said she leaves to find food and keeps her babies under the tank until she comes back. She always made sure to keep them safe.
Ermioni opened the can of puppy food and transferred it into a bowl. She then placed it near the water tank and waited for the little ones to come out. They were so afraid, but they failed to resist the aromatic treat in front of them and stepped out.
The rescuer carried the puppies in her arms, and just as when she started walking back to her car, the mama dog showed up. She panicked at first and worried for the safety of her babies. But when she realized Ermioni was there to help, she gladly walked with her toward the car.
DAR Animal Rescue will take of the little family until the puppies are big and old enough to find new homes. The mama dog will also get spayed once her babies have been weaned. But until then, the rescuers will tend to them and they will never struggle to find food again.
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