Valia and Marcia made a wrong turn on their way to the animal shelter.It was a mistake that resulted in the rescue of Basu, a stray dog on the outskirts of Athens.”It wasn’t me who saved Basu; it was Marcia,” Valia says.”She adopted Sophie [a rescue dog] from Save a Greek Stray a year ago, and she came to visit us from Holland this June.”
Valia and Marcia took the wrong turn on their way to the animal shelter.It was a mistake that resulted in the rescue of Basu, a stray dog on Athens’ outskirts.”It wasn’t me who rescued Basu; it was Marcia,” Valia says.”She adopted Sophie [a rescue dog] from Save a Greek Stray a year ago, and she visited us from Holland this June.”
However, Marcia comes from a country where stray dogs are simply…
Because she isn’t there, her vision is clearer and her heart is more pure.And she noticed him.And she forced me to stop.She got out of the car to feed him, which was difficult because when he saw her, he started walking in the opposite direction.”
“Because he was walking between the highway and a busy street, the chances of him being scared and fleeing to the street were too high, so I got out of the car as well.”After a few treats, the little one began wagging his tail and reluctantly taking the treats from Marcia’s hand, and it was only then that I realized we were about to rescue a dog who would have been run over by a car a few minutes later.”
Basu was taken to the shelter and treated for leishmaniasis as well as trained.Basu is an excellent student who demonstrates that all dogs, no matter what they have been through or what their history is, can be transformed into anything you want them to be if you are patient and consistent enough.”
“I thought he’d be adopted quickly because of his size and character, but I was wrong.”And now, a year and a half later, Basu is wasting his time at the shelter when he could be an excellent pet dog for someone out there.”
“It’s such a pity.
Basu is a huge loose end for Marcia and me.We just want him to be adopted and have a colorful life, as he deserves.”See more of Basu in the video below, and contact Save a Greek Stray if you want to adopt or support them.