Volunteers from the Howl of a Dog charity carried out a sterilization day in rural Romania, where they encountered a homeless dog in dire need of love and care, who waited for them in the same spot every day.
Every morning, he welcomed them with bright eyes and a happy wag of his tail. The dog they named ‘Remy’ had scars on his body from his ᴛᴇʀʀɪʙʟᴇ existence.
The animal was marked with a flaming iron in its nose, which is believed to boost the animal’s immune system and prevent distemper in Romanian rural regions; sadly, this superstitious practice is widespread in the region.
The dog also had the top of his left ear torn off. Nobody is sure why that happened, but that, the branding, and him being homeless really tugged on the heartstrings of those at Howl of a Dog. However, it did not tug on the heartstrings of those in that village, at least not enough for any of them to want to adopt him. The reason for this is believed to be because dogs in that area are often viewed as “useless” if they cannot serve as guard dogs or in a similar role. How friendly and lovable they are is irrelevant.
Throughout the time that Howl of a Dog was there, Remy would run up to staff members, constantly wagging his tail, playing and being friendly. Otherwise, although he did roam the village, he seemed to spend much of his time outside of a small grocery store. That’s where a woman who worked there fed him every day. Sadly, however, neither she nor anybody else in the village seemed to know Remy’s story.
Good thing that the rescuers decided to take him with them and started looking for a family for him outside of the rural area. Remy was vaccinated, sterilized, and, most importantly, he received affection and care for the first time in his life. A gentle dog like him deserves a happy home.