We received a call for help. Deep in one of the country´s most remote regions, known for it´s bitter winters and scorching hot summers A DOG HAS SPENT HIS ENTIRE LIFE CHAINED TO A TREE. A dog with no name. We have named him MARCO.
MARCO, surviving on water, stale bread and leftovers. We sent someone to speak to the owner, an old, retired hunter, that found no use for the dog they gave him as so he did the unthinkable… he walked with little puppy MARCO to the back of the house, out of sight, and chained him to a lonely tree. That was the last time anyone him.
In the winter´s early mornings, after heavy snow, they would look out the window wondering if MARCO was alive or if he had frozen to death during the blizzard. Fighting against the pain, muscle contractions, MARCO would eventually manage to dig himself out of the ice and snow.
Summers were the worst, MARCO would bury himself at the base of the tree, and would lay still, hoping the burning sun wouldn´t find him. Fleas, ticks would bite him. Flies would lay eggs on him, larvas would hatch through his skin. Every summer MARCO died a little.
Hard negotiations, soft but firm pressure, the old hunter allowed MARCO come with us…
THIS IS MARCO´S CONDITION TODAY… PLEASE WATCH HIS VIDEO…
MARCO is in a terrible state. Anemia, his blood is thin as water, his skin is ravaged beyond recognition. It won´t be easy to undo the destruction caused by FIVE YEARS OF TORTURE AND NEGLECT but MARCO is finally in the best possible hands.