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Mavropigi SOS: Puppies and adult dogs at risk as PPC demolishes the village

More than 50 dogs, puppies and adult dogs are in urgent need of help and adoption. Their lives are at risk as Greece’s Public Power Company PPC is forwarding with the  demolition of the abandoned village of Mavropigi by Kozani in Western Macedonia, in order to proceed with the coal …

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Volunteers rescue dozens of animals dumped on uninhabited Greek island

For three consecutive days animal welfare volunteers kept sailing to the small uninhabited island to rescue lives. More than 50 cats, a couple of dogs and even a goat baby were abandoned on the island without proper care, food and water. In the middle of summer, in July. Starving, thirsty …

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Matted dog Loukoumakis rescued in Athens wildfires seeks forever home

Loukoumakis is the dog that survived the hell in Athens wildfires and his story touched millions of people in Greece and around the world. One can hardly recognize that the small vivid dog is the same who was found a week ago in an outdoor oven in an desperate situation: …

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Heartbreaking dog rescue in Athens wildfires (videos, picts)

Burned and wounded, scared and hungry… a living creature with all signs of torment and suffering in the Athens wildfires. A matted dog who managed to survive after he sought refugee from the sweeping flames in a burned-out furnace in a forest in the area of Mati. The animal was …

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Pets bill to make neutering obligatory yet breeding will be allowed

A draft bill obliging owners to neuter their pets will be posted for public consultation over the next two months, Agriculture Minister Vangelis Apostolou said on Thursday. “Our aim is to establish a single and up-to-date legislation. Our archive includes proposals by bodies and we also have an important experience …

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Preveza: 350 dogs in municipality shelter at risk of starvation

350 dogs at the municipality shelter of Preveza are at risk of starvation, local animal welfare organizations have denounced. “The dog food has not be supplied in time, the dogs are at risk to starve, volunteers have nothing to feed the dogs with,” local organization “Intervention for the animals – …

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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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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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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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Athens: protest outside Romanian Embassy; animal lovers worry about strays cull here too

Dozens of animal lovers gathered outside the Romanian Embassy in Athens on Monday to protest the despicable law that will allow the killing of thousands of stray animals and thus with the government approval. The protesters lit candles and symbolically carried plush puppies in trash bags. They wore t-shirts reading …

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Number of Abandoned Dogs Skyrockets in Crisis-Hit Greece

You see them everywhere. Dogs wandering around without a visible goal in streets and parks, squares and promenades. Running run up and down, left and right. Following an unseen trace. Running distraught and distressed. Hungry and thirsty.  Wearing a blue, a red or a brown collar. The once loved but now abandoned …

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Kos: “Gypsy” Found a Home!

Remember the black fluffy bear damped at the dogs’ kennel of Daidalos Hotel in Kos? Yes, the cute puppy given the name “Gypsy” by the hotel personnel? She found a home! One of the girls working at the entertainment section fell in love with her and convinced her mom to …

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When Stones Melt, Athens Strays Need Desperately Water!

I was swimming at Kavouri on Saturday afternoon when I was a big,  short haired, stray black dog nearing the beach. He stood for a minute, sniffed around and walked carefully in the shallow waters. He did a few careful steps on the sliding stones under the water. When he found a place …

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