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Dramatic horse rescue out of a 20-meter deep well VIDEO

It took a well organized operation, three vehicles of the Greek Fire brigades, seven fire fighters and  several men of the EMAK, the rescuers of  the Greek fire brigades, to bring the unlucky horse back to earth surface. The dramatic horse rescue was captured on a video by a local …

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Stray dog seeks refugee from loud Easter fireworks in …Church VIDEO

We all know how loud is the celebration of Jesus Resurrection, Saturday midnight. Everybody who has pets, whether cats or dogs, is aware that the cracking fireworks are a torture for any animal. The situation is much worse for stray dogs and feral cats who have nobody to calm them …

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Patras: Priest arrested for shooting and killing two dogs

Police arrested a priest for having shot two dogs. The arrest followed denouncement and official complaint by local animal welfare organizations. The 65-year old priest shot the two dogs in front of children. According to the complaint, the priest shot at the dogs who had entered his home yard. He …

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Naxos – The Slaughter of Sea Turtles: Rescue org appeals for hints

They slaughter sea turtles on the island of Naxos. Since the beginning of the year, a total of ten sea turtles have been washed up at the beaches of the Greek island in the Cyclades in the Aegean sea. All of them were beheaded. The Greek Sea Turtles Protection and …

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Animal abuse: Brainless thug paints stray dog with AEK FC initials

What’s the difference between a human and an animal? Sometimes it is hard to tell. But it is certain it is not the number of legs that makes the difference. Animals abuse is widespread in Greece. And some abuser think it is fun to paint animals. A  brainless two-legged supporter …

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Epirus: Huge rescue operation for snowed-in horses (video)

Twenty horses have been snowed in on the mountains of Epirus in Western Greece and their lives were at risk due to heavy snow and lack of grazing opportunities. A huge rescue operation was set up to move the horses in safety. The horses were trapped in the snow in …

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Fox lets toll booth worker feed her by hand VIDEO

A hungry fox, an animal loving worker… the perfect match. The fox has been apparently a frequent visitor to the toll both at the highway somewhere in Greece. The worker offers delicacies the wild animal cannot refuse. The two seem to have a bond for life.

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Greece floods: Loyal Dog would not abandon drowned owner (video)

The bond between a human and his dog… Hardly had the heavy rainfall started to fall in the area of Sparti on Wednesday and a 77-year-old man left the secure shelter of his home to go untie his dog. After the dog was untied and both were heading home, the …

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The scent of Euro: Greece to “hire” dogs to sniff out cash in suitcases

What is the scent of euro banknotes? Old ink? Musty paper? Wooden fiber? Do banknotes absorb the smell of the place where they were stored? Do euro banknotes smell like Mattress mites? Flowerpot soil and baked terracotta? And how does the color affect the scent? Do 500-euro banknotes have the …

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Greece heat wave: Goat, sheep seek coolness in local hospital

With the wind, hot and dry blowing from the south-west, Tuesday was one of the hottest days in Athens. 41° Celsius at 5 pm in the shadow. Incredible. the lucky ones of us closed balcony doors and windows and turned the A/C on: 25 degrees. Perfect. The unlucky ones, without …

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Kozani: 5-year-old boy bitten to death by two dogs on Easter Sunday

A tragedy on Easter Sunday: a 5-year-old boy was beaten to death by two dogs, while the boy was visiting with his mother the owner’s country home to celebrate Easter. According to local media, the child was playing, “when suddenly the dogs threw down the fence of the space where …

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