What is it about shelter dogs that makes them special, have you ever wondered? What makes the ones that ended up behind a kennel’s bars, looking at the world from the inside different?
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I could say that the Penny Marathon is just another animal welfare non-profit organization, but it’s a lot more. The Penny Marathon is a chance for all of us to go out there once a year, among the public, and speak for all companion animals that keep waiting in shelter kennels or out on the streets – waiting for a chance.
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How many puppies are abandoned here every week? Can you imagine? Well, nobody can, because they are uncountable. While we go around neutering and spaying strays, citizens keep producing more and more strays, allowing their dogs to breed and then simply removing the puppies from their mothers and abandoning them somewhere in the middle of nowhere.
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If you are a dog rescuer living in a country like Greece, you can never really get a good night’s sleep, because you know for a fact that right this moment, when you rescues are safe and sound in the shelter or a foster home, there are about a million others out there, dying helpless, being poisoned and giving birth on the streets to puppies bound to be ran over by a truck once they are old enough to start walking but that old to know the dangers.
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Are you wondering about the cover image? Well, here is how it goes: the nails hidden in the sausages on the right were left for the dog to consume and die of. Well, not particularly this dog, but for any dog who had the audacity to step foot in the particular DOG park.
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SCARS is basically a “newborn” charity. It’s founding only dates back a year and a half ago, and it’s composed by all sorts of people – from veterans, like the “golden girls”, who have fostered and rehomed more than 1000 animals in the past 10 years, to “newbies” who just adopted one of our rescue cats and ended up being…like us.
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Strays in Nafpactos (Lepanto for the world – it’s when Miguel de Cervantes lost his arm in a battle) are on death row. All Greek strays are on death row.
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Puppies wrapped in plastic bags and thrown in the garbage is such a common thing here, that every time there is a post about a new litter found dead or moribund in a garbage bin, most of us are like: “oh, well, another one”.
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Strays have a lifespan of approximately 2 years, depending on the neighborhood they live in and their luck. In Greece, the risks for a stray dog (or cat) range from being poisoned deliberately, ran over and abandoned, suffering random abuse, starving and of course getting sick and dying without proper care and medical assistance.
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Neglected, starved, forgotten, without food, water and proper veterinary care, dogs keep dying per hundreds in Greek concentration camps, that pretend to be “shelters” – legal shelters, since they are public.
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