“Someone do something” – I thought it would be more than obvious from the title that it is an awareness video. I had the script ready for quite some time and we were just looking for the right kitten and the right opportunity to come along – it had to be a calm kitten that we could place in a box somewhere and be sure that he would not run off or do anything to hurt itself. Continue reading Kitten Abandoned On The Street – Someone Do Something
I admit I made the video when angry, but I always like to think positive, and after publishing it and watching it again and again, I felt like I needed to be clear about what “just a dog” has done for me so far. Because it’s not just about the big things, but also about the little things. I never met a guide dog or a water rescuer, I never fostered a dog that can sense my blood sugar levels or lead a search party for a missing person. I have only adopted, fostered and met simple pet dogs, and they can do a lot. So here’s what “just a dog” has done for me: Continue reading Just A Dog And What It Can Just Do
Before I begin, I should probably say that it all sounded a lot better in my head – I was one of those students who kept failing every single composition test anyway – but I’ll give it a try. Just this morning, I was answering some recent comments in my latest rescue video in Youtube and happened to notice that one of the suggested videos on the side was titled “Things to know before getting a puppy”, or something like that. It was a vlog and I realized that I know the girl – millions of people do. She is one of the youngest and most successful bloggers ever and her Youtube channel has more than ten million subscribers. For this article I’m gonna call her ” Abby”. Continue reading Youtube Vloggers – How Can Dog Adoption Go Mainstream?
I am not here to talk about numbers – I don’t know the numbers anyway. I know that the number of abandoned dogs in Greece is ridiculously high – just one more reason to be ashamed of a country we were taught to be proud of. Another thing that a lot of people don’t know is that in Greece there are no shelters where you can just walk into and leave the dog you don’t want anymore. Continue reading Abandoned Dogs And Lame Excuses – Why Is It So Easy To Do It Here?
It was the first time I joined the Penny Marathon this year, but it definitely won’t be the last. I didn’t run, but next time I will. I didn’t have my Penny Marathon T-shirt on, but next time I will. I won’t be wasting your time trying to describe what the experience is like and what running for the animals feels like– the video covers all five hours of our journey, from the first meeting point to the finish line. I will just try to answer briefly any questions you might have. Continue reading Animal Lovers Run A Marathon To Raise Awareness
If you had the option of sharing the two photos in the header image separately, which one would you choose? 99% of the people, including me, would choose the one on the left, Petra. Now how is that a problem in dog rescue and what is this article about? Well, here’s the thing: about a month ago, Petra’s rescue story was shared by an Australian media page, and as usual, I read all 576 comments below. Among all the “God bless you” and the “I can’t believe it’s the same dog” there was one comment that has been on my mind since then, and for which I did not have a quick answer – in a way I still don’t. Continue reading Dog Rescue And Best Selling Stories – How Awesome Can Average Be?
What is a sick rescue puppy, it’s rescuers and a camera doing in the City Hall? Well, here’s the thing: Greece is most definitely corrupt, beaurocratic and nerve-racking. Every single day we have to fight for what should be taken for granted in any civilized country out there. Citizens keep being disappointed as the systems keeps us trapped in a vicious circle we can’t escape from. Continue reading Rescuers Burst Into City Hall With Rescue Puppy
I could say that the Penny Marathon is just another animal welfare non-profit organization, but it’s a lot more. The Penny Marathon is a chance for all of us to go out there once a year, among the public, and speak for all companion animals that keep waiting in shelter kennels or out on the streets – waiting for a chance. Once a year, instead of hiding behind heartbreaking Facebook posts and cries for help through online fundraising campaigns, we run a Marathon, wearing our Penny Marathon T-shirts, hoping to get the attention of people who might never had heard of what rescuing is actually about and might never had come across an animal welfare Facebook page or website. The Penny Marathon barely makes it to the eight o’clock news – but at least we make it to the streets, and that’s awesome. Continue reading Penny Marathon – From Australia To Greece
I’m just too tired – we all are – of having to explain over and over again, to people who come up with all sorts of ridiculous reasons, why they should keep their dogs indoors, that I simply can’t waste any more time and energy having the same conversation. And keep in mind that in Greece, a lot of people in the cities live in apartments and keep their dogs in the balcony 24/7. Continue reading Keep Your Dog Indoors – This Is Why