Young Greek man in Crete dedicates his life to stray dogs
Nikos Tsikalakis is a 38 year old man who lives like a hermit in Crete, his heart full of love for all the unprotected and stray dogs that have been brutally abused by cruel people.
His situation is unique. Owning one acre of land in Kalo Horio in the municipality of Hersonissos in Heraklion, Crete, he lives under primitive conditions.
He moved there in July 2018 after having been kicked out of the place where used to live in Christos, Ierapetra (Lasithi Prefecture) on Crete. He was living in an abandoned building along with the stray dogs of the village, trying to take good care of them.
Nevertheless the villagers were unwilling to understand what he did and why he did it so they kept harassing him in order to force him to leave the place – and they succeeded.
Meanwhile a Swiss woman who had been informed about Tsikalakis’ touching story decided to help him by buying him one acre of land in Kalo Horio. Nikos settled in his new home – actually, he lives in a tent with no electricity and no bathroom along with his 74 dogs.
He has built some fences on his own and all of his dogs live two to a kennel. The money he gets from the state – 200 euros per month, since he is unemployed – is spent on buying food for his beloved dogs and a handful of people help him sterilize and vaccinate the animals.
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