Fanny used to have the life of every other dog in rural Greece, on a chain 24/7.
Mani, where she comes from is one of the most beautiful and touristic places in Greece, and yet some of the most horrible ones when it comes to animal welfare.
Dogs spending a lifetime on a chain, uncontrollable births, dozens of litters of unwanted puppies abandoned every day and of course thousands of stray and unwanted dogs that barely last six months on the streets before they are poisoned, shot or ran over by a car.
It is impossible to rescue all those dogs – they are simply too many and they have nowhere to be placed. Sick dogs are a priority, but even then sometimes they receive their treatments while on the streets, because there is no room for them anywhere, and of course the females, that are at least spayed and released.
The local volunteers had spotted Fanny months ago, and one day, when for some reason her “owner” let her loose, she was immediately collected and brought to the local shelter.
She spent some months there and then Zaira brought her to Athens, where she spends most of her time in a dog hotel, waiting for a forever home.