Beautiful. Nafpactos is a beautiful town in western Greece, with the Venetian fortress, two beautiful towers at the entrance of the port, the long beach where you can enjoy beautiful walks or bike rides.
Crimes against animals in Greece are so frequent, that if I had to post about what happens here every day, I would just be spamming. But there is one particular area here in Greece, where horror stories keep popping up, and it is just too much.
Meh.. I don’t even know where to begin. If it were any other typical case of animal abuse, the photos would speak for themselves, but I don’t think it is.
Stray dogs are in a constant game of Russian roulette (have said before). So, one day they live their lives among the “pack of humans” they consider they belong to, and the next day they are poisoned, ran over, abused or..spray painted.
Dog Dies In Front Of Vet Clinic, Because The Vet Refused To Help Him – this is not a click bait title, it is exactly what happened right here in Greece, on February 27, in Kala Nera, a small touristic village by the sea. I am translating the exact post of the woman who tried to help the dog:
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
Pet dogs are no safe in Greece either. You see, it’s not just the strays that are on death row, being poisoned every single day. You can have your pet dog murdered at any time, as long as you have a neighbor vicious enough to make some meatballs filled with poison of smashed glasses, and leave it for your dogs to consume. Continue reading Pet Dogs’ Attempted Murder By Poisoned Food Thrown In Their Home
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, where apparently people still live in the Middle Ages. Continue reading Dog Found With Legs Tied, Shoved In A Sack And Abandoned In The River
Guide dogs are a new thing in Greece. Functional blind people, able to move around and live a normal life are also a new thing, since Greece is a country where being disabled basically means staying at home. Continue reading Guide Dog Murdered By Poison Thrown In Her Blind Owner’s Yard
Here’s the thing: for every dog we rescue in Greece, we simply choose to leave a dozen others behind. Every time I upload a rescue video, I prefer to exclude footage showing other strays wandering around the dog we chose to save, because I simply don’t want to answer to the same questions every time (“there was another dog there, why did you not rescue him?”) Continue reading Playing God – Choosing Which Dog To Rescue And Which One To Leave Behind