Category Archives: Rescues – A Second Chance in Life

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

Rescue And Transformation Of A Wild, Sick And Starving Dog

Shadow was a wild, stray dog, living in the outskirts of Athens, Greece. She used to sleep on a pile of garbage and feed off rotting corpses of livestock, abandoned in the field next to the house where the shepherd lives. Continue reading Rescue And Transformation Of A Wild, Sick And Starving Dog

Stray Dog Hit By Car Was Dragging His Shattered Legs For Weeks

Stray dogs are living in an ongoing game of Russian roulette. Every day they spin the revolver’s cylinder and pull the trigger. If they are lucky, they get a non-loaded chamber and they make it one more day. But since there is always a bullet in the cylinder, every day they spin it, is one day closer to getting the loaded chamber and being hit by a car, poisoned, abused or hit by illness. Continue reading Stray Dog Hit By Car Was Dragging His Shattered Legs For Weeks

Ran Over And Abandoned, This Dog Can Finally Run

Ran over and left to suffer in agony and pain – this was humanity’s present to Joy on October 4, 2016 – World Animal Day. She was rescued by SPAZ volunteers and was taken to the clinic, with two shattered legs and pneumothorax cause by the impact of the crash. A sign outside her kennel’s door warned “caution, in severe pain”. Continue reading Ran Over And Abandoned, This Dog Can Finally Run

Dog Recovered From Severe Injuries Can Now Finally Run

In October 4, 2016, in a suburb of Athens, Greece, Joy was hit by a car and left there, on the side of the road, to suffer in agony and pain, until the SPAZ rescuers got to her. It’s hard to tell if she was recently abandoned or just lost, but nobody has come forward to claim her so far, and I don’t think anyone ever will. Continue reading Dog Recovered From Severe Injuries Can Now Finally Run

Transformation Of A Wild, Sick Dog That Had Never Met People Before

Transformation from being a sick, emaciated, ugly creature to a beautiful, healthy animal is easy. Medication and good food do that. But turning a wild, unsocialized animal to a pet dog, takes patience, persistence, determination and above all, it takes for one person to decide the unthinkable and say: “I’ll take it home” Continue reading Transformation Of A Wild, Sick Dog That Had Never Met People Before

Tiniest Rescue Puppies Grow Up To Become The Cutest Little Hounds

Tiniest off all the shelter’s rescue puppies, ridiculously cute and adorable, all five of them boys – tiny, little, proud boys. They were found abandoned on a mountain near Athens, Greece, when they were barely one month old, along with their mum. Continue reading Tiniest Rescue Puppies Grow Up To Become The Cutest Little Hounds

Stray Dog With Severe Eye Injury Is Now Looking For A Family To Love Him

Stray dogs can range from typical mix breed average looking ones to tiny, cute fluffy babies, that make you wonder “how is it possible that no one took him from the streets earlier?”. The streets of rural Greece are  filled with small treasures like Danny, who was rescued last month. Continue reading Stray Dog With Severe Eye Injury Is Now Looking For A Family To Love Him

Emaciated And Mutilated Cat Rescued From The Streets

Iron was rescued just a few days ago, Someone posted a video of him on the streets, and a SCARS volunteer collected him the next day. He was immediately taken to the vet, where he was x-rayed and examined. have never seen a cat in such condition. Continue reading Emaciated And Mutilated Cat Rescued From The Streets