I have said this before, stray dogs in Greece are on death row. Greece is supposedly a no kill country, and there is a live and let live type of tolerance when it comes to stray dogs here, that are millions.
Penelope and her puppies were rescued from hell – that’s how we called that uninhabited island in the Aegean sea, where dogs and cats were found abandoned abandoned and starving.
I have said that before, but those of you don’t remember or don’t know, disposing of puppies and kittens this was is a traditional way of population control here in Greece, and other parts of the world. No, we do not spay. Well, few of us do. Very few.
I won’t be boring you with unnecessary words this time, mainly because I don’t want to spoil the cuteness. I met those seven yesterday, filmed them photographed them, had my puppy therapy of the month and I figured I should share it.
Puppies like these are so common in Greece. Abandoned as trash, born in the wrong place at the wrong time, unwanted and alone, they are usually ignored by everyone, left to die a horrible death, as if they deserved to come into this world just to suffer.
There’s always something about seeing dogs and cats being friends. Maybe it’s because of the stereotype that wants them to be enemies, maybe because..ermmm…I don’t know.
Ok, in Greece, puppies dumped in trash bins (inside, like the rest of the trash, or just next to them) is such a common sight, that every day we see a post about it, out usual reaction is “oh, again? For the zillionth time today?”
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.
I’ve tried and tried to get Daya adopted. The reason she is still at the shelter is probably that she is too average looking- to most people anyway. She is not too big not too small not to hairy not too white not too black…
The number of puppies abandoned in Greece every year is unimaginable. Nobody know how many they are really, like nobody knows how many strays there are here.