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Cat Hit With Fishing Spear And Thrown Down A Sewer Drain Makes An Amazing Recovery

Being a stray in Greece means being on death row basically. They are in constant danger, and risk being poisoned, ran over on simply subject to the most innovative and ridiculous types of animal cruelty that you can imagine.




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Mangy Stray Puppies And Their First Therapeutic Bath At The Shelter

Mangy, starving and born on the streets, those five are some of the thousands of puppies born on the streets of Greece every single day. Puppies without future, without tomorrow, born in the wrong place at the wrong time.




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Puppies Pose For Cute Group Photo – But The Truth Behind Their Story Is Not Cute

Puppies. Ah (sigh). All fluffy, and happy, and cute, right? Well…wrong. When you volunteer in animal welfare in Greece, puppies are the least cute of all things. Because there are so many of them “appearing” on the streets every single day.




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Dog About To Die On The Streets Gets A Second Chance

Dogs like Lela are such a common thing here, that unfortunately for most of us, she looks like just another one “of these”. “These” are the uncountable dogs suffering from mange on the streets of Greece, and every time (every day) we see yet another one, we just…ehmm… we just go numb.



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Dog Shot In The Head Loses The Battle After A Week Of Fighting

It all started last Monday, September 25, in a village of the island of Kefalonia. Someone called a member of the local charity, informing him that two dogs had been shot – don’t ask why, there never is a reason actually.




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Emaciated Abandoned Pointer Is Now Ready For Her Forever Home

Emaciated, abandoned, sick and confused, Cassandra is one more Greek tragedy – for someone familiar with the situation in Greece, there’s not much more that needs to be said.




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Old Man Tells My Dog To “Sod Off” And The Next Thing He Does Is Even Worse

I had an entire different post prepared for today, but what happened to me was so hilarious – and at the same time so frustrating, that I just needed to share.




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