THURSDAY, 7 FEBRUARY 2013
ADOPTED - Grim - 1.5 month JagdTerrier ( German Hunting Dog) Cross in desperate need of a forever home
Grim is a 1,5 year old male. He spent first half of his life locked away in a house. One day he saw his chance and ran off with another dog from that house, his friend Sofija.
It was believed that they had gotten lost when they were found by rescuers but it is more likely they simply did not want to go back. In this country dogs are viewed as vermin and suffer the some of the worst cases of abuse you can imagine. Whether they were victims of abuse was unknown at this stage, and they were returned back to their owner as the streets really is not a place to be for any stray. Especially as dog killing for some was a business and so it was thought better they are safe in their home than on the street.
However it was later found out that the owner did not care for the dogs what so ever, and the abuse certainly was prevalent. When Grim and Sofia one day had enough of the abuse and for the first time stood up to their owner and growled back at him when he had cornered them and was beating them both with a bat, the owner decided he did not want dogs that one day may retaliate against his abuse and he dumped them back on the streets.
The pair had no where to go, had no idea how to survive outside and the temperatures were now below zero. Grim and Sofia were found again by rescuers but this time not as healthy as before. Grim was badly wounded, Sofia was nearby and both were trembling with fear.
They had obviously been the target of a pack of dogs that would reside in the area they were dumped in. This happens a lot in Croatia as the street dogs are literally fighting starvation every day and will fight to the death for a scrap of food. New dogs entering into that area are putting their lives on the line. This is what we believe happened with these two poor dogs.
Grims injuries were so bad that he was unable to walk for almost 2 months, as foster place is scarce in this country he was found an abandoned house where rescuers took him food and cared for him there. He was so miserable and felt so sorry for himself they brought him his friend Sofia to maybe give him the strength to carry on. This worked and as you can see from the photos Grim is back to full health and agility.
The pair to this day are still in that abandoned house, but the situation is becoming dire. The house is falling apart and the rescuers in that region have no where else to keep these two brave dogs. This is why our charity are hoping to help them, to find each one that perfect forever home.
Where they will never know abuse again, whether together or apart these two dogs really need a home of their own now.
Grim has perfect manners and walks extremely well on the leash, behaving like a true gentleman without pulling the walker as they stroll along together.
Has his very own EU Pet travel Passport