Life can be difficult for a stray puppy. They have to fend for themselves without a home, they have to find food and shelter on the streets by themselves.
More painful when the lost person is just a stray puppy, he is young, fending for himself, with only an old shoe for support. But when a rescuer found the poor dog, he stepped up to give her a new life.
Goran Marinkovic, from Serbia, is a man dedicated to helping all the stray animals in his community. He currently feeds more than 100 stray dogs, a tremendous amount of love that he pays out of his own pocket. “I save endangered animals that live on the street. I take care of animals because I love them,” he shared. “I raise abandoned animals on the street that receive no food from humans and have no owners. Their number is constantly increasing.”
But out of all the animals he’s helped, one puppy he spotted last March really stands out. When he found the tiny puppy, alone and on her own, she was using an old shoe for shelter. He found the puppy in the trash after hearing its cry. “As I was passing through a narrow road, I heard crying coming from the rocks,” said Goran. “She was cold, hungry and thirsty. I had food, so I immediately gave her salami.”
Goran saw no mother and no other puppies. He realizes that the puppy is alone and suspects that she will survive much longer in the elements with only an old boot to keep warm. So he decided to help the dog, he named the stray puppy “Coco” and when she was safe, he realized that she had a bright, cheerful and good personality.
Goran then embarks on trying to find Coco a permanent home. After sharing her story on social media, he made adoption requests and found the perfect home for her in Germany. He says he remains in touch with the family and receives photos of Coco, showing how the dog has grown and changed since last year. Goran says that Coco is currently traveling with her new family.
It was a happy ending for Coco, but Goran was far from over. He will continue to take care of all the strays he can and hope that they will be able to find a home just like Coco.