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Emaciated Abandoned Pointer Is Now Ready For Her Forever Home

Emaciated, abandoned, sick and confused, Cassandra is one more Greek tragedy – for someone familiar with the situation in Greece, there’s not much more that needs to be said.




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Dog About To Be Dumped In The Garbage Truck Alive Is Rescued – What Happened Next Is Worse

Dog rescue…ahhh…if you are into dog rescue you see everything, you see the best and the worst of humanity, you go into people’s homes, spend time at police stations, courts the streets, you talk and talk to random people on the street and generally, you have a pretty good picture of the society you live in.




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Sick Puppies Found Abandoned In A Box (Again)

Sick, mangy, starving and left in a cardboard box for a sucker to find, foster, treat and rehome – this is getting ridiculously familiar. Pet abandonment here is like a tradition. Actually no, it’s not a tradition – in tradition you know you have other options, but you just choose to follow it.




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Worms Were Eating This Small Dog Alive As He Was Wandering With An Open Wound For Days

Worms are a rescuer’s nightmare, not because the damage they can do is really that bad, but mainly because they are the outcome of days and days of neglect. Rescuing a dog whose open wounds are filled with worms feeding off the rotting flesh paints a pretty good picture of the animal’s ordeal.




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Rescue Of A Scared Dog Abandoned On A Highway

It wasn’t me who rescued Basu, it was Marcia. She had adopted Sophie a year ago from Save a Greek Stray, and she visited us from Holland this June. While we were driving to the shelter, I took a wrong turn and there he was, next to the highway, wandering alone next to the cars, lost, sick and scared.




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Mangy Setter Gets Her First Therapeutic Bath At The Shelter

I know that there isn’t really much to this video, it’s just another mangy, sick dog taking her therapeutic bath.




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But there is something about Alice and the way she responds to the volunteers handling, bathing and caring for her, that makes the whole thing kind of poetic (at least for me). This particular day the shelter’s younger volunteer was there, and she helped us bathe and care for Alice and another dog in similar condition. She is only ten years old, and instead of spending her Sunday somewhere else, she spent it at the shelter, and she had such a great time that she didn’t want to leave.

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Alice was found on the streets of Greece, emaciated, mangy and very sick. She was going to be put to sleep, so her rescuer asked Save a Greek Stray to take her in, and they did. She is too weak to endure the treatment for mange, so until she feels better, we are giving her baths that help her feel better.

You can follow Alice’s progress on the Save a Greek Stray Facebook page. Once she recovers, she will be looking for a forever home. You can donate to the shelter via PayPal: info@saveagreekstray.com



Dog Ran Over And Left For Dead Will Soon Walk Again

Dimis weighs only 5-6 kilos. Instead of being spoilt in a home of his own, he was simply one of the unlucky ones  and was born on the streets. He was hit by a car in  a village of central Greece and was just left there, on the side of the road, to die a slow, painful death.




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Tiny Dog Ran Over And Abandoned On The Side Of The Road

Tiny dogs like Dimis are so vulnerable. Trapped in a world too big for them, the dangers that every stray dog faces out there are doubled when you see them through their tiny eyes.




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Utopia In A Dog’s Eyes – Living Up To A Promise

Sam was hit by a car on Valentine’s day, 2017, in one of the busiest avenues of Athens, Greece. A girl saw him crawling and screaming from the pain, minutes after he had been ran over and abandoned, and SPAZ, the local charity, took him in.




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In Your Dream, There Is Always A Happy Ending

The feeling when you first rescue a dog, put it in your car and drive off, is indescribable. Rescuers are always positive – we can’t afford not to be. We can’t afford to cry, because the next dog like the one we just lost might be somewhere around the corner.




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