TERKA ♀ – born 2013

UPDATE: Terka made a little progress, but it’s still a progress. She allowed us to touch her but she is still not comming to us. She lives peacefully with her roommate Medo, goes out for a walk with him every day and return to their box without any problems. They live like an old married couple. We go very slowly with Terka because she is still very untrustful towards people. But we will give her as much time as she needs. We are so proud of her.

Terka and Hugo are “Shadows”. They are the ones left from the horror shelter Capica from Rijeka. They are quiet, unobtrusive and shy. They are here, but like they are not, they do not stand out, hiding. And even though they are observing the world from the side-lines, their world is actually very sad. When a human is approaching them, they would hide in a mouse hole if they only could. They tolerate the touch, close their eyes and wait for it to be over. It is all a consequence of their former lives, where they have never experienced close contact with a human. They lived in captivity, never went for walks. They have never seen a leash, they do not know that a human hand can cuddle. The only intimacy they have experienced was with their fellow sufferers from the cage. And even though the adoption brought happiness to the less shy ones, it brought misery to the Shadows. The eyes of the Shadows show sadness and fear, a longing for the comfort from the friends that are no longer close to them. Life in a shelter is not good for these dogs. They are lost in the big number of other dogs, they are invisible and will always remain Shadows. They need a family, contact, love and patience. The life of the Shadows was no life so far. We would like them to experience it, to experience warmth and beauty of it… for some of them at the end of their lives. We do not want to believe that the only happiness they will experience is the fact that they were removed from captivity. Their nights are still freezing and bars are still their life. The Shadows deserve more than the shelter, they deserve a home! This album is their silent scream that begs for a new chance…

Terka is vaccinated, microchipped and spayed. Weight: 17 kg. Thank you Goran Pivačić for sponsoring Terka!:)