There are so many stray, abandoned and neglected dogs in Mani, where Bonnie comes from, that we went there with our hearts in our stomachs, just for one, to document the situation and to help the girls at the local charity.
Stray dogs in Greece have seen it all – and with them, so have we. Every time a new case of animal cruelty becomes public, we are all like “ok, this is a first”, and then another case appears, and another and another, until you are more like “oh, again?”.
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Viral rarely happens, and when one of the animals we rescue here in Greece reaches millions of people, most of us are like “wow”, I never expected this to happen.
Aramis – as his family named him – and his brother Mythos were found abandoned in a suburb of Athens, Greece. They were only two months old, and had already seen the worst of life.
Tarta is poetry, pure poetry. There are a few questions surrounding her story, like how on earth did she manage to survive for six whole months on the street, being blind.
This video in my way of apologizing to Leila. When she arrived at the shelter, my first thought was “oh, another one”. After seeing so many of these dogs, after watching them recover and become gorgeous again, we can rarely be surprised anymore.
Abandoned litters of kittens and puppies are such a common thing in Greece, that every time we are less like “aw, poor little babies” and more like “oh not again, another sterilizations that never happened”
Blind cats are amazing. If you have fostered, adopted or just met one, you’ll know what I mean. The fact that they have lost their sight makes them smarter in a way. They are obliged to use their brains more, and figure out what to do with their remaining senses, in order to survive.
There are more than a million stray dogs in Greece. Most of them are young dogs, abandoned as puppies, that barely last a year on the streets.
Dog rescue for us living in the city is tough, but for the volunteers in rural Greece seems almost impossible. I always admired the rescuers there, constantly fighting against things we take for granted, trapped in societies that seem to be dating back to the 50s.