Miserable, sad and neglected, Greece’s hunting dogs are an open, bleeding would in Animal Welfare. Shelters are packed with emaciated and sick hounds. Many of them live a life of misery and are being abandoned per hundreds every year.
Emaciated, sick, and desperate dogs are wondering almost every street of rural Greece. They are the ghosts that nobody cares about, and that everyone pretends they are not there. They just roam around, and the sicker they get, the more rejected they are. Eventually, after they are left untreated for too long, they end up looking like Mahi. And there is no place for dogs like Mahi in city centers or villages. If they survive poisoning, the more gruesome they are to look at, the more they are driven away, because people simply don’t want to look at them. Continue reading Emaciated And Sick Dog Spent Her Last Days Loved
Mercy, compassion and empathy are some of our most special and delicate human values. So I have absolutely no intention of demeaning them in this post. But it is a fact that I have seen some huge mistakes take place throughout my short “career” in Animal Welfare, and I just need to make some things clear. Continue reading Mercy Adoption – Why Animal Lovers Are Not Always The Best Dog Owners
Photo editor can be a big help in Animal Welfare. I use it a lot. I never photoshop, but adding a couple of funny quotes in a rescue dog’s or cat’s photos always helps the post perform a lot better. However, in Chino’s case, not photoshop, no editing, and no quotes were needed.
Abandonment is one of the cruelest things that can happen to a dog. Imagine living a life of comfort, in your home, with the people you know, love and respect and suddenly, one day take a trip with them, exit the car while you’re on a mountain you have never been before, turn around and realize that the car, you family and all you ever knew are gone. You are left in the middle of nowhere, with no food, no water, and no one to turn to. Continue reading Abandonment – A Dog’s Rescue In Reverse
Chained dogs in Greece are like the stars in the sky, just too many. There are no official statistics, but judging from experience, one out of two “pet” dogs in Greece spends its entire life chained, and dies without ever being exercised, socialized, or even petted. One of those dogs was Lefteris, which is Greek for “free.” At least that’s what SPAZ, the charity that rescued him called him. Continue reading Chained Dog Dies From His Injuries Days After He Is Rescued
Elderly cats, like elderly dogs (and people) need all the love and support they can get. Sometimes, apart from various health issues, ageing can increase their anxiety and tendency to react aggressively. It can also change their social relationships with their owner and other pets in the house. Cinnamon is one very old cat. In fact, she is 17 years old and was thrown out of her home a few months ago. Imagine having to deal with ageing, health deterioration and a new environment. Continue reading Elderly Cat Abandoned At 17 Is Given A Home To Spend Her Final Years
Hunting dogs suffer more than any other dogs in Greece. Spending their entire lives chained or locked up, they are rarely treated as pets, are abandoned once they get old, sick or even lost during hunting. Continue reading Hunting Dog Used For Breeding Now Is Loved More Than She Could Imagine
Shot, run over by a car and found almost paralyzed, starving and in terrible condition, Frog’s recovery and adoption made us all cry happy tears. Frog’s story is as devastating and as sad as can be. Just another rescue cat found wandering around an urban area in southern Greece, dragging his hind leg, with a broken spine and severely malnourished. Who knows how long it would take him to simply give up on life. Continue reading Shot, Run Over And Almost Paralyzed, This Cat’s Dreams Came True
Volunteering in Animal Welfare, rescue groups and shelters can range from spending a couple of hours per week to having your whole life turned around. For some of us, volunteering became so additive that today, we basically are what we do. You might not have the time to do all that 24/7, but here’s what you could do. Continue reading Volunteering In Animal Welfare – Things To Do