There are more than a million stray dogs in Greece. Most of them are young dogs, abandoned as puppies, that barely last a year on the streets.
The Penny Marathon, as a charity, helps the local rescuers with much needed sterilizations, and every summer, the marathon runs there, raising awareness for the strays, the abandoned and the forgotten.
This one of the rescue stories that shocked us all last year. Animal abuse in Greece is nothing new, but some stories are just too much, and Odin’s was one of them.
Those lonely summer dogs like Lou represent everything I love and everything I hate about Greece. The endless summer, the hot sun, the beaches, the resorts and the small, picturesque fishing villages, are some of the best things Greece has to offer.
Powder was special, and so was Iron, his friend. Both those cats meant so much to all the volunteers, and their impact is still affecting us today and always will.
Abandoned in the middle of nowhere, with dozens of ticks sucking the life out of them, malnourished and desperate, those puppies are two of the luckiest ones.
Bee’s life is like a fairytale. A fairytale that started in Greece and ended in Paris. It never really ended though. The fairytale continues, in Paris, London and all around Europe, where Bee travels with her mum.
“Ugly” is not really a word that can describe any puppy. Regardless of their appearance, puppies are the cutest little things in the world, right? Meh… It’s complicated.
“Feather came to the shelter emaciated and very sick.
A tiny creature of 2 kilos with extreme high levels of leishmania, mange, anaemia and partially blind.
I never met Roulis. I just followed his story through his rescuer’s facebook posts. I fell in love with him since the moment I saw that first photo of him and I knew that if anything even happened to my dogs (knock on wood, that was a terrifying “if”), I would do everything I could to make Roulis mine. I don’t know why this particular dog’s story touched me so much, it just did. And since I didn’t end up adopting him, as I thought I would, I owe him a post here.