There are so many stray, abandoned and neglected dogs in Mani, where Bonnie comes from, that we went there with our hearts in our stomachs, just for one, to document the situation and to help the girls at the local charity.
Stray dogs can get from very unlucky to unbelievably lucky. It all depends on luck actually and on the kind of people they will bump into.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
It’s almost been a month since I brought Lou back from that beach, and I want him to find his forever home as soon as possible. Not because he is more special than all the others, but because he is ready, he was always ready.
Eri was rescued from the streets of Greece in 2016 by Save a Greek Stray. She was found wandering alone and scared, in the middle of a busy avenue and would have probably been hit by a car a few minutes later. She suffered from mange, ehrlichia and leishmaniasis – all three diseases quite typical for a stray in Greece.
You know, the Greek streets are filled with treasures like Eri. Most of them are rarely given a chance to thrive, because there are simply too many of them, and unless they get sick enough, they are left there. Eri is the perfect example of how easy and how amazing it can be make the perfect pet dog out of a stray.