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Rescue Dog Accompanies His Owners While They Feed The Strays

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

Blind Rescue Cat Never Knew She Could Be So Happy

Blind, sick and alone, Renata had to survive on the streets for who know how long. She was spotted and rescued by a SCARS volunteer, and has been in foster care for months, undergoing treatment.




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Renata’s condition

Blind cats are everywhere in the streets. You just have to look close enough, and you will see eye problems in many of them. Many kittens are born blind, and if they are not rescued on time, they only have to face death once they are old enough to start “exploring” a world they don’t see. Respiratory and eye infections that cause blindness to cats are very common, and most kittens are born blind due to sexually transmitted diseases their mothers suffer from.

Respiratory and eye infections that cause blindness to cats are very common

Renata was not born blind – if she was, she wouldn’t have made it to puberty. She was blinded sometime when an adult. Respiratory and eye infections, if not treated, can easily cause blindness to a cat, and this is what probably happened to her.

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Renata’s rescue

Renata was spotted by a volunteer in a neighborhood of Athens, Greece and she was immediately removed and taken to foster care. Blind animals are always a priority, even more than sick or even pregnant ones. Spotting a blind stray animal is like watching a time bomb ready to go off. Their time is limited and if you risk leaving them there until you find a solution, they simply won’t be there the next time you pass by the same spot.
Renata was not just blind. She was in such terrible state that she had hours left to live. Starved and desperate, she literally got lucky at the last minute. The volunteer picked her up immediately, she was taken to the vet, examined and placed in foster care.

Blind animals are always a priority, even more than sick or even pregnant ones. Spotting a blind stray animal is like watching a time bomb ready to go off.

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Renata and the brush she adores!

Renata’s treatment

Renata’s respiratory infection was the cause of her blindness. She is still being treated every day, and she is already better. But her eyes, which are basically two open holes, affect her whole respiratory system, causing Renata to have trouble breathing. She still has to undergo eye surgery, and once her eyes are stitched closed, her condition will improve.

She still has to undergo eye surgery, and once her eyes are stitched closed, her condition will improve.

Renata enjoying her daily beauty treatment and her new life!

Brushing Renata is relaxing and therapeutical. Once she realizes that grooming is on, she completely surrenders and enjoys it as much as she can.

Renata today

Renata is one thing: love. Pure unconditional love. I adore her, everyone does. She is a very soft tempered cat, extremely affectionate and loving. She will simply lie on the floor and let you pet her for hours. She loves her new life, she is very grateful for everything she has now and she shows it. There’s one thing she adores most and this is having her daily grooming session. Brushing Renata is relaxing and therapeutical. Once she realizes that grooming is on, she completely surrenders and enjoys it as much as she can.
I adore her and want to see her in her forever home soon. She deserves the best. She can be an amazing companion – having her as a pet will fill your life with, love, serenity and beauty. She had been reserved but her adoption was cancelled, so she is looking for a home.
If you wish to adopt her please contact the charity at: info@scars.gr or message their Facebook page. You can also donate via PayPal at: donate@scars.gr



Mini – Shelter’s Most Adorable Puppy Growing Up Without A Home

Mini was one of the tiniest and most adorable puppies we ever took in – that’s how  Mini’s adoption album begins at Save a Greek Stray page. And it is true. Mini was ridiculously cute when a puppy. Adorable, fragile, and sweet, she made us all go crazy about her. Continue reading Mini – Shelter’s Most Adorable Puppy Growing Up Without A Home

Miserable Hounds – Greece’s Suffering Hunting Dogs

Miserable, sad and neglected, Greece’s hunting dogs are an open, bleeding would in Animal Welfare. Shelters are packed with emaciated and sick hounds. Many of them live a life of misery and are being abandoned per hundreds every year.





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Abandonment – A Dog’s Rescue In Reverse





Abandonment is one of the cruelest things that can happen to a dog. Imagine living a life of comfort, in your home, with the people you know, love and respect and suddenly, one day take a trip with them, exit the car while you’re on a mountain you have never been before, turn around and realize that the car, you family and all you ever knew are gone. You are left in the middle of nowhere, with no food, no water, and no one to turn to. Continue reading Abandonment – A Dog’s Rescue In Reverse

Hunting Dog Used For Breeding Now Is Loved More Than She Could Imagine

Hunting dogs suffer more than any other dogs in Greece. Spending their entire lives chained or locked up, they are rarely treated as pets, are abandoned once they get old, sick or even lost during hunting. Continue reading Hunting Dog Used For Breeding Now Is Loved More Than She Could Imagine

Shot, Run Over And Almost Paralyzed, This Cat’s Dreams Came True

Shot, run over by a car and found almost paralyzed, starving and in terrible condition, Frog’s recovery and adoption made us all cry happy tears. Frog’s story is as devastating and as sad as can be. Just another rescue cat found wandering around an urban area in southern Greece, dragging his hind leg, with a broken spine and severely malnourished. Who knows how long it would take him to simply give up on life. Continue reading Shot, Run Over And Almost Paralyzed, This Cat’s Dreams Came True

Brutally Abused Since A Puppy, She Now Has A Family To Adore Her

Brutally abused and basically left to rot and die, Jade finally got the life she deserves. She now has a family to adore her and she seems to have forgotten all about her terrible past. Continue reading Brutally Abused Since A Puppy, She Now Has A Family To Adore Her