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Invisible Dog – A Mirror To Our Souls

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.




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Seven Different Kittens Abandoned In A Box Have A Story To Tell

Abandoned litters of kittens and puppies are such a common thing in Greece, that every time we are less like “aw, poor little babies” and more like “oh not again, another sterilizations that never happened”



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Rescue Of A Scared Dog Abandoned On A Highway

It wasn’t me who rescued Basu, it was Marcia. She had adopted Sophie a year ago from Save a Greek Stray, and she visited us from Holland this June. While we were driving to the shelter, I took a wrong turn and there he was, next to the highway, wandering alone next to the cars, lost, sick and scared.




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Mangy Setter Gets Her First Therapeutic Bath At The Shelter

I know that there isn’t really much to this video, it’s just another mangy, sick dog taking her therapeutic bath.




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But there is something about Alice and the way she responds to the volunteers handling, bathing and caring for her, that makes the whole thing kind of poetic (at least for me). This particular day the shelter’s younger volunteer was there, and she helped us bathe and care for Alice and another dog in similar condition. She is only ten years old, and instead of spending her Sunday somewhere else, she spent it at the shelter, and she had such a great time that she didn’t want to leave.

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Alice was found on the streets of Greece, emaciated, mangy and very sick. She was going to be put to sleep, so her rescuer asked Save a Greek Stray to take her in, and they did. She is too weak to endure the treatment for mange, so until she feels better, we are giving her baths that help her feel better.

You can follow Alice’s progress on the Save a Greek Stray Facebook page. Once she recovers, she will be looking for a forever home. You can donate to the shelter via PayPal: info@saveagreekstray.com



Sick Dog Rescued And Transformed Is Still Looking For A Home After One Year

Sick and emaciated, Serios was wandering alone where all those dogs wander, somewhere in rural Greece, next to the highway, among people passing by, cars driving by and life going on unbothered by “just another dog’s” struggle to make it through another day.




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Abandoned – Just Another Emaciated Pointer

Abandoned, emaciated and sick. Just another Greek ┬áhunting dog, just another Greek tragedy. This could be the entire post actually – for someone familiar with the situation in Greece, there’s not much more that needs to be said.



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Giant Sick And Starving Dog Asks For Help And Finally Gets It

Giant dogs are so…”underprivileged”, so wrongly perceived as animals that can care for themselves, as pets that belong in the garden. They are even wronged by rescuers sometimes – don’t get us wrong, but choosing to rescue, foster and try to rehome a 50 kilo dog is never easy.




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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

Starving Sick Dog Recovers And Becomes A Loving Pet

Starving, sick (very sick), abandoned, desperate – this dog suffered for everything, everything you can imagine. She was rescued by the Ghosts of Aspropyrgos – a Greek charity struggling under impossible conditions in one of the suburbs of Athens you wouldn’t believe even exist. Continue reading Starving Sick Dog Recovers And Becomes A Loving Pet