Kratos, an 8-year-old Kangal Shepherd, was found severely malnourished in a deserted landfill in Corum, Turkey.
The dumped dog was not only malnourished and dehydrated, but he had also lost all of his hair due to the numerous oozing sores that covered his body.
On a freezing day, volunteers from “Rescuers Without Borders” discovered Kratos collapsed in a muddy hole in the hazardous landfill.
They were heartbroken to see the dog’s defeated expression, as he had clearly thought he had a loving family before ending up in the godforsaken landfill.
Unfortunately, Kratos’ story is not uncommon in Turkey.
Over the last few months, animal activists have rescued over 800 dogs who had been abandoned in various landfills.
Unfortunately, many of the dogs died before they could receive assistance.
Rescuers believe that owners typically abandon their dogs when they become old or sick, or when they are no longer required for “work.”
Hundreds of “landfill” dogs have been rehabilitated by the rescue so far.
Despite their unfortunate circumstances, these dogs are always friendly and eager to please people.
However, the mission to help the landfill dogs has slowed because each dog rescue costs between $800 and $2,000.
Workers have reported that Kratos’ recovery has been slow due to his weakened immune system, but that he should be fully recovered in about two months.
His fur has grown back, and once he has fully recovered, he will be ready for his forever home.
Get well soon, my dear!