You could sense this was hell. You could smell it, the fear and the smell of death, you could hear it, the unbearable cries of our brothers and sisters, you could see it, the dogs going mad for hunger and thirst, the others that were mere skeletons, too weak even to cry or move. All of us condemned to a horrible slow death of starvation and torture. My heart sank and I lost all hope.
This place was hell and I wasn’t to escape.
I had given up all hope and prayed that it wouldn’t take that long and that none of these cruel men would comeand beat me like I had seen it done with some of my fellow inmates.
But one day there were different human faces to be seen. Some women with friendly features and soft voices walked through and pointed at some of the dogs. And at me!!! I heard them say „we want him as well“ They went again but some time later I was taken out of my prison cell and brought to a car. Some other dogs were there as well and the friendly looking women. They drove us out of this concentration cmp for dogs and took us to a different shelter. Well, it was still a shelter but it was clean and comfy and there was water and food and none frightened us. I couldn’t believe it! I had escaped certain death!!! The first night in my life without fear. I still woke up ever so often but there was no reason for panic. On one of the next days I started getting afraid again when they took me to the car again and drove off with me. When the car stopped they brought me into a building that smelled frightening again. Not of death and urine but of fear . Other dogs had been here before and were afraid and I could sense it. I didn’t know what to expect and tried to calm me by thinking „nothing can be worse than what I’ve experienced so far. I will survive this as well.“
They brought me into a room, put me onto a table and started to examineme thoroughly. But they seemed content. They looked friendly and I got some jabs – that was all for then. I had been lucky not having caught aany of the deadly diseases which many of us had caught in that hell hole.
After that they brought me back to my comfy shelter and I was happy.
Time passed by in that nice place. I had to go back to that vet again to get neutered, but I recovered quickly I quite enjoyed my new life in that safe place with food and water every day, possibilities to play in that garden close to our shelter, getting cuddles from the friendly people there. I was only wondering that some of my friends disappeared and never returned. I heard these lovely women, who had rescued me, say „oh they were adopted“ but I didn’t know what that meant. I was to learn about it though
One day one of my favourite women came and cleaned me up, put a new collar round my neck and put me on a lead. I sensed there was something really strange going on.
Then once again a van turned up. I saw that lovely woman who had got me out of hell wiping tears from her eyes and I was put in a cage inside the van. Oh my God was I sad. I feared they would transport me to the hellhole again. But the van drove on and on and on, much further than this hall hole was and once again I had no clue what was going to happen to me. The van stopped a few times and more brothers and sisters were put into cages. We all were worried and wondering what was going on. After a long long journey the van stopped again and I was taken out by the man who had put me in. He handed me over to a woman. The woman knew my name, held me tight in her arms and talked to me with a very loving voice. She put a harness on me and went to a grassy place with me where I could empty my belly. Another woman and a little kid brought a bowl with water for me and I enjoyed my drink I was soooo thirst!!!
Then they put me into another car where I had a lot of space to stretch out and still could look out of the windows. When we drove of I stared out of the windows to see where I was and where we were going to. It was all so confusing, the people spoke a different language and everything smelled different from what I was used to. Later I learned that I had come to Germany. To tell you the truth, I slept most of this last part of my journey. We finally arrived at our destination and there I had my next surprise – there were 2 big sisters waiting for me.
We met on a field so we could get to know each other It was great. They were so cool and showed me everything I didn’t know Ever since that day I’m living with my mummy, my sisters Petty and Babsi and I’ve learnt a lot. I come to call (most of the times – not always though lol) I know what it’s like to live in a flat, I know about walking through fields and forests and Petty showed me that hunting is fun (even though Mummy hates it when we try to do it).
I have found my perfect forever home that they will find theirs too.