• Jan 22, 2020

Takis Proyestakis brought human kindness to absolutely new level. Thanks to his efforts, in Greece, in Crete where the quantity of stray dogs remains many years frightening, there was a unique shelter where each dog without owner is surrounded with deserved love and care. Takis's way was not a lung at all, but he copes with difficulties and continues the noble cause. There is its history.

Photo: takisshelter.org
for 20 years Takis was known on the island as the popular DJ. It had the night club, he was very much respected in this sphere. But there are so much years of full-time night employment, noise and fun, strongly it was bored. Having sold the club, he began to look for occupation which would be to it to liking. Long it did not keep waiting for itself.

Having appeared near a dump once, Takis came across several stray dogs. One of them had an open fracture of the leg. Without thinking, Takis took dogs to himself. So simply everything also began.

Photo: takisshelter.org
A little later when there was a suitable piece of the earth far away from the city, Takis opened a small shelter and began to take in it wounded and just stray dogs. Some of his wards were found in such awful state that many would consider only euthanasia option. It daily returns to a dump to check whether someone threw out puppies or the unnecessary pet that, unfortunately, is rather widespread practice.

Photo: takisshelter.org
What became dogs more, it was more difficult for those. Forage, inoculations, sterilization … All this cost much which Takis did not have. He did not receive any help from local population or the government. He sold the car. When began to support a shelter there is nothing at all, Takis found the buyer who would redeem it for very little money.

Photo: takisshelter.org
In this hard time, on command of destiny, contacted Takis of the popular British newspaper "Daily Mail" and asked to make about it the publication. When article appeared, for a shelter everything changed – from abroad the set of donations suddenly began to arrive, presented to Takis the new car.
of 98% of income of a shelter arrive also now from abroad – Germany, Holland, England, Norway, Finland where many dogs of Takis already found to themselves the house.

On a photo: the former charity dogs who became house. Photo: takisshelter.org
the Main idea of a shelter of Takis – any cages. All territory (which, by the way, from opening of a shelter grew already by 6 times) — opened, with big open-air cages in which dogs stay overnight. In the afternoon quadrupeds can run across all territory. Takis attentively studies character of each dog to settle her in suitable group. If the dog does not find a common language with anybody, in a shelter there are also several single open-air cages.

On a photo: the former charity dogs who became house. Photo: takisshelter.org
Takis spends all time with the wards, without days off or a holiday. It conducts the website and social networks by means of which dogs can find potential owners. Since 2014 more than 200 dogs of Takis went to the loving hands. However the house is necessary to hundreds more.

On a photo: the former charity dogs who became house. Photo: takisshelter.org
also live In a shelter several dozens of cats who too very much wait for the new owners.

Takis admits that it is very hard work which can do to the little. But he really loves it.

"People … They think that I am a madman. But, when I see dogs who suffer from pain … They have soul. And I want to help them. This best in the world feeling".


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