Owner Abandons His Dog And Leaves A Note For The Rescuers

Owner = a person who owns; legal possessor. Dog owner = responsibility, patience, sacrifice, love etc. Dog owner (in this case) = someone take care of my problem. As sad, disgusting, and awful as it sounds, it did not just happen once. In Greece it happens every day, and in this case the “owner” was considerate enough to leave a note. Continue reading Owner Abandons His Dog And Leaves A Note For The Rescuers

Blind Rescue Cat Never Knew She Could Be So Happy

Blind, sick and alone, Renata had to survive on the streets for who know how long. She was spotted and rescued by a SCARS volunteer, and has been in foster care for months, undergoing treatment.




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Renata’s condition

Blind cats are everywhere in the streets. You just have to look close enough, and you will see eye problems in many of them. Many kittens are born blind, and if they are not rescued on time, they only have to face death once they are old enough to start “exploring” a world they don’t see. Respiratory and eye infections that cause blindness to cats are very common, and most kittens are born blind due to sexually transmitted diseases their mothers suffer from.

Respiratory and eye infections that cause blindness to cats are very common

Renata was not born blind – if she was, she wouldn’t have made it to puberty. She was blinded sometime when an adult. Respiratory and eye infections, if not treated, can easily cause blindness to a cat, and this is what probably happened to her.

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Renata’s rescue

Renata was spotted by a volunteer in a neighborhood of Athens, Greece and she was immediately removed and taken to foster care. Blind animals are always a priority, even more than sick or even pregnant ones. Spotting a blind stray animal is like watching a time bomb ready to go off. Their time is limited and if you risk leaving them there until you find a solution, they simply won’t be there the next time you pass by the same spot.
Renata was not just blind. She was in such terrible state that she had hours left to live. Starved and desperate, she literally got lucky at the last minute. The volunteer picked her up immediately, she was taken to the vet, examined and placed in foster care.

Blind animals are always a priority, even more than sick or even pregnant ones. Spotting a blind stray animal is like watching a time bomb ready to go off.

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Renata and the brush she adores!

Renata’s treatment

Renata’s respiratory infection was the cause of her blindness. She is still being treated every day, and she is already better. But her eyes, which are basically two open holes, affect her whole respiratory system, causing Renata to have trouble breathing. She still has to undergo eye surgery, and once her eyes are stitched closed, her condition will improve.

She still has to undergo eye surgery, and once her eyes are stitched closed, her condition will improve.

Renata enjoying her daily beauty treatment and her new life!

Brushing Renata is relaxing and therapeutical. Once she realizes that grooming is on, she completely surrenders and enjoys it as much as she can.

Renata today

Renata is one thing: love. Pure unconditional love. I adore her, everyone does. She is a very soft tempered cat, extremely affectionate and loving. She will simply lie on the floor and let you pet her for hours. She loves her new life, she is very grateful for everything she has now and she shows it. There’s one thing she adores most and this is having her daily grooming session. Brushing Renata is relaxing and therapeutical. Once she realizes that grooming is on, she completely surrenders and enjoys it as much as she can.
I adore her and want to see her in her forever home soon. She deserves the best. She can be an amazing companion – having her as a pet will fill your life with, love, serenity and beauty. She had been reserved but her adoption was cancelled, so she is looking for a home.
If you wish to adopt her please contact the charity at: info@scars.gr or message their Facebook page. You can also donate via PayPal at: donate@scars.gr



Grooming At The Shelter – Extreme Makeovers In One Hour

Grooming is one of the things us volunteers have to do. It might not be the typical grooming, as you have it in mind (like preparing a Poodle Standard for a dog show for example), but the results can be unbelievably amazing – and we are given a chance to even have fun! Continue reading Grooming At The Shelter – Extreme Makeovers In One Hour

Mistakes Dog Owners Make- Simple Things To Help Your Best Friends

Mistakes are part of our human nature. Nobody is flawless, there is no such thing as a perfect parent, a perfect dog owner, a perfect wife. There are too many articles on this topic already. My advices are based on experience. These are the most common problems adoptive parents face and the results might even be returning the dog. The excuses are always based on what the dog does or doesn’t do, but it is never really the dog’s fault. Continue reading Mistakes Dog Owners Make- Simple Things To Help Your Best Friends

Rescue Boxer “Adopts” Abandoned Mother Cat And Her Kittens

Rescue is filled with stories like this one. Animals might not share the same feelings that we do, but sometimes they do seem to know better, and in this case, Gina definitely showed more emotions that most humans do. Continue reading Rescue Boxer “Adopts” Abandoned Mother Cat And Her Kittens

Living Dead – Rescuers Thought He Had Died But This Dog Chose To Live

Living dead, desperate and alone, Pablo is an Epaniel Bretton who was found in terrible condition and was taken in by Save a Greek Stray. His comeback surprised everyone and it is just one more proof of the strength and the will to live that every rescue dog has. Continue reading Living Dead – Rescuers Thought He Had Died But This Dog Chose To Live

Recovery Of Rescue Kitten Makes Volunteers Get Creative

Recovery for some rescue animals can be a slow and painful procedure, both for them and for the volunteers. It can take long visits to the vet, extra care, and waiting. Waiting can exhaust you so much to the point that you forget what you are going to all this trouble for. Continue reading Recovery Of Rescue Kitten Makes Volunteers Get Creative

Mini – Shelter’s Most Adorable Puppy Growing Up Without A Home

Mini was one of the tiniest and most adorable puppies we ever took in – that’s how  Mini’s adoption album begins at Save a Greek Stray page. And it is true. Mini was ridiculously cute when a puppy. Adorable, fragile, and sweet, she made us all go crazy about her. Continue reading Mini – Shelter’s Most Adorable Puppy Growing Up Without A Home