Greek strays range from very unlucky to unbelievably lucky. Being born in the streets or ending up there one day can easily result in being poisoned, ran over, abused or piled up in a public shelter and die of hunger and neglect.
Dog owners walk a lot, and this is sometimes risky in Greece – well, depending on the way you look at things. Basically, walking your dog in the mountain or near a garbage bin, the chances of finding an abandoned litter of puppies or kittens are quite high.
If you are a dog rescuer living in a country like Greece, you can never really get a good night’s sleep, because you know for a fact that right this moment, when you rescues are safe and sound in the shelter or a foster home, there are about a million others out there, dying helpless, being poisoned and giving birth on the streets to puppies bound to be ran over by a truck once they are old enough to start walking but that old to know the dangers.
Yesterday we were watching Interstellar. For someone like me, who just read A Brief History of Time years ago and decided that all this was too much knowledge to fit into a tiny brain, Interstellar is comprehensible up to a point. After a while, I completely lose it.
Dead end: a position, situation, or course of action that leads to nothing further. The question is, why do I keep engaging myself to these kinds of conversations. Well, probably because in the back of my mind there is a slight chance that someone is convinced (if not the person in front of me then maybe someone eavesdropping or overhearing the conversation).
Rescuers in northern Greece came across a horrific sight on April 9, 2016. In a plastic bag washed up ashore was a female young Pit Bull, that had suffered a horrible death.
Starving, sick (very sick), abandoned, desperate – this dog suffered for everything, everything you can imagine. She was rescued by the Ghosts of Aspropyrgos – a Greek charity struggling under impossible conditions in one of the suburbs of Athens you wouldn’t believe even exist. Continue reading Starving Sick Dog Recovers And 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
Scarlet arrived at the shelter with her front right leg smashed. Nobody knows what had happened exactly – was it a car accident, a trap or was it done deliberately? She must have been in terrible pain, but by the time she came to us, she was already beyond pain. Continue reading Three-legged Treasure – Scarlet’s Nightmare And Awakening
Mange is terrible – well not at the beginning. It looks terrible when at this stage, and it’s not just the “turn to stone” effect and the loss of hair. It’s the fact that you know how this animal kept being overlooked, while it got sicker and sicker, until it reached a point where it resembled a dead body more than a living being. Continue reading Mange Dog Feeding Off Corpses To Survive – Shadow’s Rescue