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This touching video is dedicated to one man, named Theoklitos Proestakis, who was inspired to abandon his career as a dentist to start a rescue and shelter for dogs in need. In the wake of the Greek financial crisis, many families were rendered unable to provide for their animal companions. Hundreds of dogs who were used to being cared for were suddenly left to fend for themselves in the streets.

Proestakis found his mission in life when he went to the garbage dump and discovered countless injured and starving dogs. He found happiness in nursing dogs back to health, but when locals who saw the dogs as pests threatened to have them euthanized, Takis decided to open up a shelter where strays could be safe. Today, he runs Takis Shelter where he cares for over 200 dogs; this touching video shows only a few highlights of the countless lives that he has saved. 

To see more of what goes on at the shelter on a daily basis, or to support their cause, visit their official Facebook page.

 



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65 comments on “From Starving and Abused to Thriving and Loved, How One Man is Changing the World for Greek Stray Dogs (VIDEO)”

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N S Guru Rajan
9 Months Ago

A kind man who can feel the pain of street dogs.


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Pakayak
9 Months Ago

This is awesome!!!! Thank you Theoklitos Proestakis!!!!!!


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Cari Wofford
9 Months Ago

God bless you tank u


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Stacy Hall
9 Months Ago

I watch his shelter videos every day--it's exciting to see dogs like Bruno or Mira go from scared, abandoned and starving to happy and playful. He takes many sad cases to the vet for too, doing everything he can to keep them alive and thriving. You can help by sponsoring or adopting one of his animals. Love this guy! <3 <3 <3


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Luana Jade
9 Months Ago

Gid bless his kind soul :)


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Vaishnavi Jawadekar
9 Months Ago

So blessed..but Is he a vegan though?..


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Vaishnavi Jawadekar
9 Months Ago

So blessed..but Is he a vegan though?..


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Marie Morlaës
9 Months Ago

Love love love.....


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Lennie Olin
9 Months Ago

He really is


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Lennie Olin
9 Months Ago

He really is


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