Luck Smiles On A Stray Dog Who Lived In A Dump Site And Once Begged People To Adopt Him

The most adorable dog ever, named Hercules, lived in a garbage dump in Turkey. He was known as the dog that would greet anyone who was throwing away their trash by jumping up on their car. It was as if he was asking to go home with them. Unfortunately, no one would ever take him up on his offer. It could be because he was so ꜰɪʟᴛʜʏ from all the trash he was living in.

“He was very good about recognizing the cars of the people who would come to feed,” Amanda Cunefare, a volunteer for Rescuers Without Borders (RWB), an organization that rescues dogs in Turkey, said. “He’d jump up on the windows of the car, and he clung to every person. He was a people dog.”

But Hercules wasn’t the only dog at the landfill. More than 800 other strays lived there too — and life for all of them was incredibly difficult.

“It is cold, there is no clean water and food is scarce,” Cunefare said. “You have to ꜰɪɢʜᴛ with 800 dogs for resources, and bury yourself in piles of garbage to stay warm. It’s a ʜᴏʀʀɪʙʟᴇ, ʜᴏʀʀɪʙʟᴇ place to have to sᴜʀᴠɪᴠᴇ for years.”

It’s really more than ʜᴇᴀʀᴛʙʀᴇᴀᴋɪɴɢ to see these animals and realize that there are so many more animals out there who have no place to call home. All they can do is to ꜰɪɢʜᴛ for sᴜʀᴠɪᴠᴀʟ while waiting and hoping that someone takes them in one day.

For about four years, a young Turkish lady named Gocke Erdogan took care of the canine at the refuse dump. The benevolent lady also attempted to rehome them whenever it was possible. Fortunately, RWB joined Gocke to help the homeless dogs.

Fortunately, they have gone ahead and rescued 47 dogs and have given them a new home. The first priority of RWB was rehoming the senior dogs and the puppies as they have the hardest time to sᴜʀᴠɪᴠᴇ. They wished to rehome everyone then, but it was a tough mission. Cunefare decided to take Hercules into her care, and she chose to adopt him. Fortunately, she figured out how to ship him to the United States to live with her.

Hercules was different in contrast to the other dogs. Hercules best buddy was Dudas. Cunefare adopted him. Amanda reported: “Gocke had contacted my friend. She said that she was afraid to ask me but she wanted to know if she could send me Hercules. Since Dudas left he was not doing very well.’’

Hercules and Dudas were best friends at the landfill. Dudas even became a sort of surrogate mother to Hercules. After Cunefare’s approval they transported him to the US. He now lives happily with Dudas on a 2-arce property. It was like a miracle when Hercules and Dudas reunited. Amanda Cunefare said: “They immediately recognized each other, ran around and played together.’’ This clearly is a happy ending.

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