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Animals In Greece This Week | Ep5 – Introducing The Puppymeter

Animals in Greece this week started as a crazy idea, and now I am addicted. With more and more stories piling up every week, the situation seems so ridiculous that irony and sarcasm seem the only way to deal with all that.




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Mother Dog Gave Birth Chained Without Food In The Middle Of Nowhere

Mother dogs are probably the most vulnerable of all our misfortunate Greek little heroes. Giving birth alone, on the streets, nursing and caring some of the least fortunate puppies ever, desperately looking for food and water while leaving their off springs behind, to be the easiest prey for the worst of predators: humans.



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Rescued Kittens Living In The Shelter’s Infirmary Are Doing A Very Important “Job”

Rescued when they we just a few days old and raised with feeding bottles and a lot of love, Tristan and Isolde have been living in the shelter’s infirmary since they were very young.




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Puppies In Trash – The Greek Way Of Population Control And What Can We Do

Puppies wrapped in plastic bags and thrown in the garbage is such a common thing here, that every time there is a post about a new litter found dead or moribund in a garbage bin, most of us are like: “oh, well, another one”.




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Tiniest Rescue Puppies Grow Up To Become The Cutest Little Hounds

Tiniest off all the shelter’s rescue puppies, ridiculously cute and adorable, all five of them boys – tiny, little, proud boys. They were found abandoned on a mountain near Athens, Greece, when they were barely one month old, along with their mum. Continue reading Tiniest Rescue Puppies Grow Up To Become The Cutest Little Hounds

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

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

Hunting Dog Used For Breeding Now Is Loved More Than She Could Imagine

Hunting dogs suffer more than any other dogs in Greece. Spending their entire lives chained or locked up, they are rarely treated as pets, are abandoned once they get old, sick or even lost during hunting. Continue reading Hunting Dog Used For Breeding Now Is Loved More Than She Could Imagine

Abandoned Dogs And Lame Excuses – Why Is It So Easy To Do It Here?

I am not here to talk about numbers – I don’t know the numbers anyway. I know that the number of abandoned dogs in Greece is ridiculously high – just one more reason to be ashamed of a country we were taught to be proud of. Another thing that a lot of people don’t know is that in Greece there are no shelters where you can just walk into and leave the dog you don’t want anymore. Continue reading Abandoned Dogs And Lame Excuses – Why Is It So Easy To Do It Here?