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The Scars In A Dog’s Head – Jenny’s Story

Jenny was found by a woman in a small town, hiding behind a car, with a huge spear penetrating her skull. She was probably one of the millions of stray dogs, surviving on the streets of Greece every day.




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Sad Stray Puppies Recover From Mange And Transform Into Adorable Little Brats

The number of puppies abandoned in Greece every year is unimaginable. Nobody know how many they are really, like nobody knows how many strays there are here.




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Stray Dog Rescued Almost Too Late Comes Back To Life

Richard came to the shelter of Save a Greek Stray in July 2017. He was rescued form a military camp, where we lived as a stray, along with dozens of other dogs.




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Cat Hit With Fishing Spear And Thrown Down A Sewer Drain Makes An Amazing Recovery

Being a stray in Greece means being on death row basically. They are in constant danger, and risk being poisoned, ran over on simply subject to the most innovative and ridiculous types of animal cruelty that you can imagine.




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Long Way To Recovery For Tiny Dog Found With Broken Jaw

Long, painful and difficult,, Mara’s recovery is a bet that her rescuer’s are determined to win.  This tiny baby’s ordeal was a shock to everyone, when she was rescued on February 2017.




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Rescue And Transformation Of A Wild, Sick And Starving Dog

Shadow was a wild, stray dog, living in the outskirts of Athens, Greece. She used to sleep on a pile of garbage and feed off rotting corpses of livestock, abandoned in the field next to the house where the shepherd lives. Continue reading Rescue And Transformation Of A Wild, Sick And Starving Dog

Dog Recovered From Severe Injuries Can Now Finally Run

In October 4, 2016, in a suburb of Athens, Greece, Joy was hit by a car and left there, on the side of the road, to suffer in agony and pain, until the SPAZ 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 Dog Recovered From Severe Injuries Can Now Finally Run

Petra – The Dog That Beat Death Still Waiting For A Home

Dog rescue comes in all forms and, in Greece, heartbreaking stories keep competing against one another every day. I am not sure what was it that made Petra’s story go viral. We rescue dogs like her every day, so it is not because she was found is such terrible condition. So maybe it was those breathtaking first photos of hers, maybe it was the video, or maybe it was that she is simply too special. Continue reading Petra – The Dog That Beat Death Still Waiting For A Home

Recovery Of Rescue Kitten Makes Volunteers Get Creative

Recovery for some rescue animals can be a slow and painful procedure, both for them and for the volunteers. It can take long visits to the vet, extra care, and waiting. Waiting can exhaust you so much to the point that you forget what you are going to all this trouble for. Continue reading Recovery Of Rescue Kitten Makes Volunteers Get Creative