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Dog Abandoned On A Roof To Die Disappears After His Photos Go Viral On Facebook

Dog rescue – at least in Greece, where the authorities are never fast enough and the neighbors keep their mouths shut – has one golden rule: FIRST you rescue and THEN you post about it.



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Pet Dogs Left Behind To Burn Alive In Massive Fires In The Outskirts Of Athens

Pet dogs (pet being a euphemism actually, but what else can you call them?) are not as important as personal items, clothes and cars – at least not for many of the people who got caught up in the massive fires that burned a huge part of the northern outskirts of Athens last month.




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Trapped In A World Too Small – Story Of A Senior Dog

Tina’s story was a lesson for all of us that were involved in her rescue or simply followed her progress. Against all odds, she thrived. Against all odds, she beat every single stereotype about senior dogs, about huge dogs, about adoption, about life.




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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