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What Makes A Dog Non- Adoptable?

What is it that really makes a dog spend years in a shelter, unwanted, overlooked and ignored? Factors like the age, the breed and the size do matter – a young dog will be adopted easier than an old one, a purebred easier than a mix breed one and a small one easier than a big one. And of course, the healthier the better. Continue reading What Makes A Dog Non- Adoptable?

Dog Wandering With Broken Jaw For 15 Days While Nobody Helped Her

Dog abuse, neglect, abandonment – you name it- in Greece, is like the Doctor Jekyll of our “hospitable, kind, proud and warm” Mediterranean self. The kind shepherd you ask for directions is the same person who can potentially hang, shoot or drown his hunting dog for not doing its job and the nice lady who serves you homemade Geek dishes is the same lady who poisons her next door neighbor’s cats. Continue reading Dog Wandering With Broken Jaw For 15 Days While Nobody Helped Her

Ran Over And Abandoned, This Dog Can Finally Run

Ran over and left to suffer in agony and pain – this was humanity’s present to Joy on October 4, 2016 – World Animal Day. She was rescued by SPAZ volunteers and was taken to the clinic, with two shattered legs and pneumothorax cause by the impact of the crash. A sign outside her kennel’s door warned “caution, in severe pain”. Continue reading Ran Over And Abandoned, This Dog Can Finally Run

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

Transformation Of A Wild, Sick Dog That Had Never Met People Before

Transformation from being a sick, emaciated, ugly creature to a beautiful, healthy animal is easy. Medication and good food do that. But turning a wild, unsocialized animal to a pet dog, takes patience, persistence, determination and above all, it takes for one person to decide the unthinkable and say: “I’ll take it home” Continue reading Transformation Of A Wild, Sick Dog That Had Never Met People Before

Stray Dog With Severe Eye Injury Is Now Looking For A Family To Love Him

Stray dogs can range from typical mix breed average looking ones to tiny, cute fluffy babies, that make you wonder “how is it possible that no one took him from the streets earlier?”. The streets of rural Greece are  filled with small treasures like Danny, who was rescued last month. Continue reading Stray Dog With Severe Eye Injury Is Now Looking For A Family To Love Him

Rejected By Everyone, This Dog Finally Found Someone Who Loved Her For Who She Is

Rejected – constantly and repeatedly rejected, this is what Kallie was for about three years. A typical Greek hound, abandoned when sick with leishmaniasis on the streets, she was rescued by ZEIL back in 2014. Continue reading Rejected By Everyone, This Dog Finally Found Someone Who Loved Her For Who She Is

Funny Dog Narrates His Rescue Through A Comic

Funny, witty and very active. That’s what Chino is. He was rescued several months ago by a SCARS volunteer, after she found wandering in a busy street of downtown Athens. Just seven kilos and one year old, he was left wandering alone by his owner in the city’s busiest suburb. Continue reading Funny Dog Narrates His Rescue Through A Comic