Greece had a financial crisis a few years back. Dogs were the ones who were greatly affected because owners couldn’t afford to have them as pets so they abandoned them. The streets of Greece became filled with plenty of stray dogs.
One local of Greece wasn’t happy with the situation, given his huge heart for dogs. That’s why he decided to do what he can to help them.
Theoklitos Proestakis is more known as Takis. He has a comfortable life in Greece. He works as a dentist and is quite successful in his career.
One day, he took his garbage out. While doing so, he saw that there were a lot of dogs in the street that were sick, skinny, and surely starving.
He didn’t like what he saw. He wanted to help them. So he gave them some food and some clean water. He also asked for help from friends working in the medical industry to help the dogs. He started to care for the dogs who were roaming in his neighborhood.
The people in his neighborhood weren’t happy with what he was doing. They were planning on killing the animals because they believed they were a nuisance.
This made Takis start Takis Shelter. It is a shelter that measures 33,000 meters. This is the place where Takis brings strays and helps them get their health back.
Takis couldn’t be a dentist and help the dogs at the same time. There were too many dogs and so little time. That’s why he decided that helping dogs was more important so he left his successful career to care for the dogs.
Takis had some problems with finances to maintain the shelter. He decided to sell everything he owned and start a home right in the dog sanctuary that he had set up. People also started sending in their donations to help Takis continue his good deeds.
Source: The Dodo