Tag Archives: SPAZ

Severely Neglected Elderly Poodle Fighting For His Life

Severely neglected, old (very old, according to our vet), sick, full of skin ulcers and lacerations, with matted dirty hair, blind, deaf and abandoned nearly moribund, this (what appears to be a) Poodle was rescued yesterday by SPAZ in one of the richest suburbs of Athens, Greece – Glyfada. Continue reading Severely Neglected Elderly Poodle Fighting For His Life

Rescue Dogs That Crossed The Rainbow Bridge In 2016

Rescue does not always result in a happy ending. I used to think that, because I had been so lucky since now. Watching dogs come back from the dead made me believe that anything is possible. I lived in that pink bubble for some years, until 2016 gave me a slap on the face and forced me into an “adulthood” I wasn’t ready for. Continue reading Rescue Dogs That Crossed The Rainbow Bridge In 2016

Mange Dog Feeding Off Corpses To Survive – Shadow’s Rescue

Mange is terrible – well not at the beginning. It looks terrible when at this stage, and it’s not just the “turn to stone” effect and the loss of hair. It’s the fact that you know how this animal kept being overlooked, while it got sicker and sicker, until it reached a point where it resembled a dead body more than a living being. Continue reading Mange Dog Feeding Off Corpses To Survive – Shadow’s Rescue

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

Swimming Therapy For Rescue Dog Hit By Car

Swimming ah physiotherapy will be helping Joy gain back her smile. On October 4, 2016, in a suburb of Athens, Greece, she was hit by a car and left there, on the side of the road, to suffer in agony and pain, until the 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 Swimming Therapy For Rescue Dog Hit By Car

Mangy And Fearful Stray Puppy Gets The Transformation Of A Lifetime

Mangy, alone, and scared to death, Petri suffered more than any dog should, during the first three months of his life. Born by a stray mum, up on a mountain, near one of the busiest and richest suburbs of Athens, Greece – Glyfada, Petri was rescued by SPAZ on July 6, 2016. Continue reading Mangy And Fearful Stray Puppy Gets The Transformation Of A Lifetime

Chained Dog Dies From His Injuries Days After He Is Rescued





Chained dogs in Greece are like the stars in the sky, just too many. There are no official statistics, but judging from experience, one out of two “pet” dogs in Greece spends its entire life chained, and dies without ever being exercised, socialized, or even petted. One of those dogs was Lefteris, which is Greek for “free.” At least that’s what SPAZ, the charity that rescued him called him. Continue reading Chained Dog Dies From His Injuries Days After He Is Rescued