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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

Travelling 2000 Kilometers To Take A Special Dog Home

Travelling across Europe to take a rescue dog to its forever home was a first for me, and actually, it had never crossed my mind that I would have to do it, until a home was found for Christie in Austria. Since the first moment Margaret emailed me, after seeing her Youtube video, I kept thinking that – if everything worked out – Christie would need help adjusting. Margaret realized that, and I can never thank her enough for  organizing everything and paying for our trip. Continue reading Travelling 2000 Kilometers To Take A Special Dog Home

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

Emaciated And Mutilated Cat Rescued From The Streets

Iron was rescued just a few days ago, Someone posted a video of him on the streets, and a SCARS volunteer collected him the next day. He was immediately taken to the vet, where he was x-rayed and examined. have never seen a cat in such condition. Continue reading Emaciated And Mutilated Cat Rescued From The Streets

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

Rescue Dog With Amazing Recovery Waiting 3 Years For A Home

Rescue begins the minute you first spot the animal and ends with a forever home. Oliver’s story started almost three years ago, but it still hasn’t ended. After surviving for a long time as a living dead, he was rescued back in 2014, and is still looking for a home. Continue reading Rescue Dog With Amazing Recovery Waiting 3 Years For A Home

RIP – The Neighborhood’s Most Beloved Stray Dog Died At 18

RIP Arkoudos (Greek for bear) is a Facebook page dedicated to the memory of one of Athens’ most famous and beloved strays, where people who met him, loved him and took care of him are free to post about him, and share memories. Continue reading RIP – The Neighborhood’s Most Beloved Stray Dog Died At 18

Rainbow Kitten Loses His Leg But Gains Back His Life

Rainbow kitten is what we called him, among other nicknames, like Robocat, Supercat etc. His real name is Chance, named after the charity that rescued him (SCARS – Second Chance Animal Rescue Society). Continue reading Rainbow Kitten Loses His Leg But Gains Back His Life

Mangy Stray Dog Turns Into A Happy Family Member

Mangy dogs are to be seen everywhere in Greece – well, not really seen, as they hide in water sewers and abandoned building, waiting to die alone and abandoned. There are too many of them, and the reason why you don’t see them in plain sight, is because after being constantly rejected by disgusted people, who simply don’t want to look at them, the resort to seeking shelter, as far away from people as possible. Continue reading Mangy Stray Dog Turns Into A Happy Family Member