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.
Continue reading Cat Rescue – Making The World A Better “Feline” Place
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”.
Continue reading Puppies In Trash – The Greek Way Of Population Control And What Can We Do
Traumatizing dogs here seems to be a habit. It’s not just the ones hurting, abusing and treating them as trash, but also some of the people pretending to be helping them. Continue reading Traumatizing Strays And Ridiculous TNR – Valery’s Story
Garbage cats are not of a specific breed or type. They are simply the ones that happen to live in neighborhoods where residents consider them urban fauna, and nothing else. Continue reading Garbage Cats – The Rubbish, The Dirt And The Truth
Rescue is so many things, that if you start explaining what it’s all about, you can go on forever and ever. From removing strays from the streets and fostering them, to TNRing and feeding them, rescue comes in so many forms, that if you truly want to help, you can definitely find a way that fits your lifestyle. Continue reading Rescue Dog Accompanies His Owners While They Feed The Strays
Stray cats surviving on the city streets are more or less like convicts on death row – eventually something will put them down. I might be a car, a storm drain, a poisoned dinner some old lady placed next to the garbage bin. It might even be the actual garbage bin that will serve as their death bed, as it is quite common that while they’re looking for food, the truck passes by to collect the garbage and the guy simply doesn’t notice them – or even if he does, he simply couldn’t care less. For a male cat, it could a fight with another male, and for a female one…oh, I don’t even know where to begin. You see, the females have the privilege of giving birth too, and when giving birth on the street, the things that can go wrong are just too many – and this is the main reason why females are always a priority when we TNR. Continue reading Stray Cats In Distress – Why We TNR
I grew up among stray cats. Everybody in Greece did. They are everywhere. I grew up thinking that the cats belong in every neighborhood, that they belong in the streets, that they can feed themselves and that’s it. Cats –unlike dogs- have this thing that make you believe they can take care of themselves and just don’t need you. So that’s what I believed as a kid. And every time I saw a little kitten on the street I was told the same lie almost every kid is told. That the kitten is fine and that its mum is coming to get it any time soon. And I believed it. Like many kids still do. Continue reading TNR – When you Realize that Honeymoon is Over