This Abandoned Senior Dog Couldn’t Even Sleep Because Of Her Severe Mange

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Valia Orfanidou, creator of the blog The Orphan Pet, shares daily rescue stories accomplished by a various Greek organizations.

 

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On May 9, she shared a Youtube video about Tina, a senior dog who had spent the first 12 years of her life as a guard dog, barking through a fence to scare off anyone who approached her home.

 

Sadly, she ended up catching mange, and found herself on the other side of the fence that she had faithfully guarded all her life. Her owners decided to just leave her rather than entrusting her to a shelter.

 

tina-senior-mange-dog-3 Source: The Orphan Pet

 

After days turned into weeks living on the street, her state worsened, and Tina was exhausted, starving and incapable of sleeping because of the itchiness of her skin.

 

It was at this moment that Valia decided to intervene. She brought the dog to a Greek rescue called SCARS, and Tina has since been able to regain her strength and her health has greatly improved thanks to the treatments she has received.

 

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While her age is obvious, Tina is an extremely affectionate and sweet dog, who loves to cuddle and nap next to her friends.

 

During her walks, she regularly approaches strangers to ask for treats or caresses, despite her shaky legs and lack of energy. She is looking for a family who can offer her all the love and affection she needs during the last years of her life.

 

tina-senior-mange-dog-1 Source: The Orphan Pet

 

If you would like to help SCARS and support their exceptional work, you can make a donation to the group's Paypal account: donate@scars.gr.

 

Watch Tina's incredible rescue video below:

 

 

Tens of thousands of dogs and cats end up in shelters each year, either due to neglect, abuse or abandonment. Consider adopting before you shop, and visit your local shelters before going to a breeder. Every dog and cat deserves a fair chance at a forever home.

 

If you live in England, you can visit the RSPCA, and if you live in the United States, you can visit the ASPCA to get more information about pets available for adoption.

 

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