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Thriving In Two Legs – Dodo, The Dog That Lost Everything

When I first met Dodo she had already lost her one leg, and Linda was struggling to save the other, and her tail. I remember the wounds, I just took a glimpse at them, while Linda was cleaning her, but I just couldn’t watch.




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Other People’s Problem – A Ghost Dog

Casper was abandoned in our volunteer’s gate on May 13, 2017. Tied with a brand new leash, matching his brand new collar, he was just left there, with a hasty note that gave us all the unnecessary information, but not really saying anything at all.




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Neglected Elderly Maltese Transforms In His Foster Home

Neglected is an understatement. “Snoopy”, as his family used to call him was abandoned at the dawn of his life, after being neglected for months. He was found tied one afternoon at a volunteer’s front gate, along with a note.




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Neglected Senior Maltese Found Abandoned With A Note…

Neglected is an understatement probably. Meet “Snoopy”, who was found this afternoon tied outside a volunteer’s front gate in Athens, Greece, along with a brand new collar and a ridiculous note.




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Blind Rescued Akita Loses His Family For The Second Time

Blind, skinny and abandoned on the streets (!)… He was found on May 2015 in southern suburb of Athens, Greece. Can you imagine being blind and having to figure out how to find food and shelter? How to survive on the streets, when all you see is darkness?




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Severely Neglected Elderly Poodle Fighting For His Life

Severely neglected, old (very old, according to our vet), sick, full of skin ulcers and lacerations, with matted dirty hair, blind, deaf and abandoned nearly moribund, this (what appears to be a) Poodle was rescued yesterday by SPAZ in one of the richest suburbs of Athens, Greece – Glyfada. Continue reading Severely Neglected Elderly Poodle Fighting For His Life

Chained Dog Dies From His Injuries Days After He Is Rescued





Chained dogs in Greece are like the stars in the sky, just too many. There are no official statistics, but judging from experience, one out of two “pet” dogs in Greece spends its entire life chained, and dies without ever being exercised, socialized, or even petted. One of those dogs was Lefteris, which is Greek for “free.” At least that’s what SPAZ, the charity that rescued him called him. Continue reading Chained Dog Dies From His Injuries Days After He Is Rescued

Starved And Sick Pit Bull Rescued Too Late





Spirit’s rescue

Starved, sick -very sick actually, partially blind and abandoned, Spirit was rescued literally at the last minute. He was spotted by a woman near one of Athens’ richest areas, Glyfada, who posted two photos of him on Facebook, begging for help. According to her, the dog’s owner’s kept him tied 24/7, until they left for their summer vacation, and decided to let him loose. Their future plans were to put him to sleep, once they got back, so that “he wouldn’t suffer”. Continue reading Starved And Sick Pit Bull Rescued Too Late

Neglected Dog Abandoned On A Mountain Finds Her Dream Home

It was after midnight back in July 2014. I was volunteering in Ilioupolis animal Welfare Union  back then, and that night we were chatting with some fellow volunteers when one of them posted about a German Shepherd just abandoned up on the mountain. According to the guard working the night shift in the municipality’s garage, a car appeared out of nowhere, dropped off a neglected dog and just left. The guard called a volunteer and she notified the rest of us. Continue reading Neglected Dog Abandoned On A Mountain Finds Her Dream Home