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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

Mangy And Fearful Stray Puppy Gets The Transformation Of A Lifetime

Mangy, alone, and scared to death, Petri suffered more than any dog should, during the first three months of his life. Born by a stray mum, up on a mountain, near one of the busiest and richest suburbs of Athens, Greece – Glyfada, Petri was rescued by SPAZ on July 6, 2016. Continue reading Mangy And Fearful Stray Puppy Gets The Transformation Of A Lifetime

RIP – The Neighborhood’s Most Beloved Stray Dog Died At 18

RIP Arkoudos (Greek for bear) is a Facebook page dedicated to the memory of one of Athens’ most famous and beloved strays, where people who met him, loved him and took care of him are free to post about him, and share memories. Continue reading RIP – The Neighborhood’s Most Beloved Stray Dog Died At 18

Breeding “Bitch”- After The Misery, New In Her Forever Home

Breeding as a word alone brings nothing but a shiver down the spine, if you have the slightest idea about pet overpopulation and the conditions most female dogs live in, in order to deliver purebred puppies twice per year, for “customers” to “consume”. Continue reading Breeding “Bitch”- After The Misery, New In Her Forever Home

Stray Cat Knows Exactly Where To Hang Out And Be Served

Stray cats are the best survivors. One of the reasons why they don’t get that much attention from people (and even rescuers) is that they seem to have found the perfect formula, in order to be close to us, and yet independent. They make the most of the city the live in, and I am pretty convinced that actually believe that the city belongs to them. Continue reading Stray Cat Knows Exactly Where To Hang Out And Be Served