The once abandoned puppy, left in a shoe, now enjoys a life fit for a king. np
In the cold weather two years ago, 48-year-old Goran Marinkovic found the little dog (now named Coco) on the streets of Kraljevo.
Walking along a narrow dirt road, Mr. Goran heard a cry and followed the sound, eventually witnessing a sad sight. Next to a black sneakers is a lone puppy with a yellow-black coat. Mr. Goran speculated that the little dog used the shoe as a shelter when his mother was absent.
“That’s how I discovered it,” he told The Epoch Times . It was hungry, cold and wet.”
Mr. Goran gave the little dog some Italian sausage, and after devouring it, it rolled over next to the shoe revealing its belly as if ready to submit.
Mr Goran took a few photos of the heartbreaking scene and then shared them on Facebook with the caption : “The shoe can keep you out of the sun. This [puppy] was left in the dump, I found it by accident. It would be great if we could find someone who is capable and wants to take care of it.”
Unable to leave the poor little dog alone, Mr. Goran picked up Coco and took her to the vet for a checkup. He wasn’t sure if it still had enough power to last.
But the puppy’s will to survive is still very strong.
Mr. Goran shared photos of Coco’s rescue and subsequent recovery on Facebook in an effort to find her the perfect permanent home. He screened applicants for a potential employer, but as he developed a special relationship with Coco, he sent out an appeal to friends working in international rescue to help him. Small dogs find the ideal home.
Finally, he has good news. After recovering, Coco was sent to Germany. Today, he is a cheerful, energetic puppy who is living his best life in a loving family, thanks to Goran’s big heart and compassionate actions.
(Courtesy of Goran Marinkovic)
“It’s a beautiful home to enjoy,” said Mr. Goran . Every dog rescued from the street finding a home is a victory for me.”
Coco rescuer Mr. Goran continues to feed between 90 and 110 stray or abandoned dogs every day. He hopes sharing Coco’s story will encourage others to help if they can.
He said: “Do not throw animals on the street, because they are living creatures. I just want to awaken people’s consciences so that such cases do not happen again.”