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Running For A Cause – Penny Marathon 2017

I could say that the Penny Marathon is just another animal welfare non-profit organization, but it’s a lot more. The Penny Marathon is a chance for all of us to go out there once a year, among the public, and speak for all companion animals that keep waiting in shelter kennels or out on the streets – waiting for a chance.




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Stray Dog Labeled “Dangerous” Is Actually The Most Tender Boy Ever

Stray dogs have to talk eventually. I mean, they need to! They deserve a syndicate or a party of their own, that represents them in Parliament. Ok, some of us serve as their voice, but if THEY could be the ones doing the talking, it would be… ah… priceless.




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After A 4 Month Struggle To Stay Alive, Sam Is Finally Home

Sam’s story started four months ago, when he was found by a SPAZ volunteer dragging himself on the side of the road. He had been hit by a car weeks before probably, he had gone through the terrible pain and the agony on his own, struggling to stay alive, to find shelter, food and water, with his legs smashed and his spirit crushed.




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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

Abandoned At Seventeen, This Cat Thrived Against All Odds

Abandoned at 17, after losing everything and being abused and mistreated, Cinnamon came to us angry, confused and full of hatred. And while we thought that her days were counted, she didn’t just survive, against all odd, she thrived. Continue reading Abandoned At Seventeen, This Cat Thrived Against All Odds

Giant Dog Afraid Of Human Touch Becomes A Loving Pet

Arnie was spotted by E. in a gas station on the highway, about 65 kilometers from Athens, Greece. A calm, silent giant, looking at you with those huge, green eyes, but not approaching, thin, neglected and with a dermatological disease that made him scratch unstoppably. Continue reading Giant Dog Afraid Of Human Touch Becomes A Loving Pet

Sunday Morning For A Dog Rescuer – Mission: Puppies

Sunday is supposed to be something like “sleep until you’re hungry, then eat until you’re sleepy”, right? Well, not if you are a dog rescuer, a volunteer, or involved in animal welfare in any way. If you are any of the above, Sunday is when you are busier than ever. Continue reading Sunday Morning For A Dog Rescuer – Mission: Puppies

Rescue Pointers – The Shelter’s Most Precious Jewel

Rescue Pointers? We just can’t have enough. Rescue comes in all forms, colors, sizes, and breeds. Personally, I am huge mix breed fan, and will continue to – there’s no evidence to the opposite so far. But it’s been about a year I volunteer at the Save a Greek Stray shelter, and it is where I got to meet… THE POINTERS! Continue reading Rescue Pointers – The Shelter’s Most Precious Jewel

Swimming Therapy For Rescue Dog Hit By Car

Swimming ah physiotherapy will be helping Joy gain back her smile. On October 4, 2016, in a suburb of Athens, Greece, she was hit by a car and left there, on the side of the road, to suffer in agony and pain, until the 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 Swimming Therapy For Rescue Dog Hit By Car