Category Archives: Rescues – A Second Chance in Life

Dying From The Inside – A Stray Dog’s Endless Struggle To Stay Alive

Dying from the inside, this is what is happening to Sam right now. While he patiently waits, day after day, in the clinic’s infirmary, for that  inexplicable torture to be over, his own body is attacking him,  destroying  all that is left of the healthy tissues and bones.




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Ran Over And Abandoned, This Dog Is Now Starting A New Life

Ran over, abandoned and found crawling on the street and begging for help, Xenia was lucky enough to be spotted by the right people. She was found in Patras industrial area, in Greece, a place full of stray, hungry and sick dogs, abandoned puppies, misery and hopelessness.



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Dog Left To Drown In River Is Now A Happy Boy

Dog disposal in Greece comes in many forms. You can shoot it, hang it, or shove it in a bag and let it drown in a river or the sea. This is not an exaggeration and yes, it happens more often than you can imagine, especially in rural Greece.




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Rescue Of A Starving Dog Hit With An Ax

Rescue in Greece is like a  Scottish shower. After a good day, when an adoption puts a smile on your face and warms your soul, a dog like Jack appears out of nowhere, and brings a cold shiver down your spine.




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Giant Sick And Starving Dog Asks For Help And Finally Gets It

Giant dogs are so…”underprivileged”, so wrongly perceived as animals that can care for themselves, as pets that belong in the garden. They are even wronged by rescuers sometimes – don’t get us wrong, but choosing to rescue, foster and try to rehome a 50 kilo dog is never easy.




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Dog Wandering For Days With Embeded Wire Cutting Through Her Belly

Dog abuse in Greece is probably hardwired into our genes – I don’t know how I can explain it any other way.  Embedded wires in necks, tails and even bellies of dogs and cats is so often, that my usual reaction when seeing on of these posts is: “oh, there’s another one”




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Paralyzed Stray Dog Will Have Luck Smile On Her For The First Time

Paralyzed dogs get one and only chance – that is if they are lucky, and Bianca got very lucky. Bianca is not the typical mix breed Greek stray, she is not a mix, and she wasn’t always a stray.



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15 Gorgeous Puppies Rescued From The Streets

15  meaning “I met these 15 and can post about them – there are hundreds like them abandoned every day” I’m not sure we understand what rescuing this kind of beauty  right from the street actually means. These 15 were not just found on the street. They were born, considered trash, and abandoned in garbage bins, on the side of the road or in the middle of nowhere, so that they’d starve and die.




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Two Very Sick Rescue Cats Find Comfort In Each Other’s Arms

Two of SCARS rescue cats, Iron and Powder, found in each other all the love, the warmth and the tenderness they were deprived off during most of their lives. They love each other so much, eat together, play together, and sleep in each other’s arms in front of the window, where the sun keeps them warm.




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Dog Wandering With Broken Jaw For 15 Days While Nobody Helped Her

Dog abuse, neglect, abandonment – you name it- in Greece, is like the Doctor Jekyll of our “hospitable, kind, proud and warm” Mediterranean self. The kind shepherd you ask for directions is the same person who can potentially hang, shoot or drown his hunting dog for not doing its job and the nice lady who serves you homemade Geek dishes is the same lady who poisons her next door neighbor’s cats. Continue reading Dog Wandering With Broken Jaw For 15 Days While Nobody Helped Her