All posts by ValiaOrfanidou

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 ┬áMini’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

Miserable Hounds – Greece’s Suffering Hunting Dogs

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.





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Emaciated And Sick Dog Spent Her Last Days Loved





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 Adoption – Why Animal Lovers Are Not Always The Best Dog Owners





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 Of Rescue Dog Makes Volunteers And Followers Go Crazy





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.

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Abandonment – A Dog’s Rescue In Reverse





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 Dog Dies From His Injuries Days After He Is Rescued





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 Cat Abandoned At 17 Is Given A Home To Spend Her Final Years





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