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Dog Found Almost Dead Is Getting Better And Better Every Day

Dog rescue in Greece is full of stories like this one. Those living dead, most of them found and rescued “by accident”, because the disease has made them hide in places you never imagined.





Monty’s rescue video:

one of them entered a sewer drain, and finally found the dog, hiding there and waiting to die

On August 30, 2016, Save a Greek Stray was notified about a very sick dog, wandering around a rural area near Athens. The volunteers who got there were looking for hours, until one of them entered a sewer drain, and finally found the dog, hiding there and waiting to die.

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Monty on the day he was rescued / Save a Greek Stray

he still has a long way to go, physically and mentally

He was named Monty and taken to the shelter. Suffering from ehrlichia, mange, leishmaniasis and an old fracture in his hind leg, Monty is still in recovery. After about two months, this baby is much better, but still has a long way to go, physically and mentally.

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Apart from the diseases and the dead hind leg, Monty’s body served as a tick nest / Save a Greek Stray

I saw Monty two days ago. I volunteer at the shelter every week, and I hadn’t seen him in a while. Always hiding in his kennel and never letting anyone near him, Monty has been very confused and has yet to realize what all the attention and the treatments are about. Last Wednesday I asked if I could see him, and I finally got a “yes”!

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Monty a week after his rescue / Save a Greek Stray

Having saved such a sick animal, all you want to do is hug him and promise him that everything will be ok

We entered his kennel, and there he was, lying in his bed, looking at us with suspicion and curiosity. Having saved such a sick animal, all you want to do is hug him and promise him that everything will be ok, but Monty won’t be touched. Like my Petra, who I have been training for two months, he needs a gentle, but yet firm education, because when it comes to behavioral problems, miracles don’t happen overnight.

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Three weeks after the rescue – the first time he was seen on the outside part of the kennel / Save a Greek Stray

And after his is cured, amputated and recovered, the struggle of turning him into a trusting, confident dog will begin

Physically he is getting better. His beautiful black hair started growing back and he is responding to treatment very well. He still has to undergo surgery. His leg needs to be amputated, because it is already dead and cannot be saved. And after his is cured, amputated and recovered, the struggle of turning him into a trusting, confident dog will begin.

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On October 1st – Black Dog Day, with the first black hair starting to appear around his ears / Save a Greek Stray

For now, we just have to wait

Monty has a long way to go, and even if it seems impossible, we have seen it happen so many times, that I am sure he will surprise us positively in the end. We just need to be patient. Rescue involves a lot of patience and consistency, but the results are always rewarding. For now, we just have to wait.

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Monty on Wednesday, October 19 / Save a Greek Stray

For updates on Monty’s health and the Save a Greek Stray rescues please visit the organization’s Facebook page. Donations are more than welcome (PayPal: info@saveagreekstray.com)



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