Stray dogs in Greece have seen it all – and with them, so have we. Every time a new case of animal cruelty becomes public, we are all like “ok, this is a first”, and then another case appears, and another and another, until you are more like “oh, again?”.
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Aramis – as his family named him – and his brother Mythos were found abandoned in a suburb of Athens, Greece. They were only two months old, and had already seen the worst of life.
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This video in my way of apologizing to Leila. When she arrived at the shelter, my first thought was “oh, another one”. After seeing so many of these dogs, after watching them recover and become gorgeous again, we can rarely be surprised anymore.
Continue reading Invisible Dog – A Mirror To Our Souls
Blind cats are amazing. If you have fostered, adopted or just met one, you’ll know what I mean. The fact that they have lost their sight makes them smarter in a way. They are obliged to use their brains more, and figure out what to do with their remaining senses, in order to survive.
Continue reading Blind Kitten Walks Into Cafeteria Looking For Someone To Love Her – And She Succeeds
Stray dogs roaming the Greek beaches every summer have one thing in common usually: they all seem to be having a great time there. I mean, who wouldn’t want to spend all day on a beach in the summer?
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There are more than a million stray dogs in Greece. Most of them are young dogs, abandoned as puppies, that barely last a year on the streets.
Continue reading The Dog I Left Behind
Rescuing is never easy, and if you have been involved even for a while in Animal Welfare, you should know that by now. But what these women do is beyond difficult.
Continue reading One Shelter, Three Women, 200 Dogs
Dog rescue for us living in the city is tough, but for the volunteers in rural Greece seems almost impossible. I always admired the rescuers there, constantly fighting against things we take for granted, trapped in societies that seem to be dating back to the 50s.
Continue reading Dog Rescue In One Of Greece’s Most Hostile And Beautiful Places
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.
Continue reading Stray Dog Rescued Almost Too Late Comes Back To Life
Dogs like Lela are such a common thing here, that unfortunately for most of us, she looks like just another one “of these”. “These” are the uncountable dogs suffering from mange on the streets of Greece, and every time (every day) we see yet another one, we just…ehmm… we just go numb.
Continue reading Dog About To Die On The Streets Gets A Second Chance