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Abandoned at 17 - new beginning for an elderly cat
 
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Update: Cinnamon died a year and a half after her rescue in her forever home. She survived against all prognosis and was the charity's most beloved cat. Abandoned at 17, after losing everything and being abused and mistreated, Cinnamon came to us angry, confused and full of hatred. And while we thought that her days were counted, she didn't just survive, against all odd, she thrived. I am a dog person - you might have figured it out already, but what I shared with her can not be out into words, so I won't even try. I have been been filming her since the days she was rescued by SCARS. For months I thought it would just be a sad requiem - she didn't really seem to be making any progress, at least not towards humans, and imagining her dying angry, confused and among people she hated was juts too sad. We thought we had given her a "home" to spend her final days, and for months we believed that this was all we could do. But Cinnamon wanted more from life, and she got it. She is too old, and too fragile to be put for adoption, so this will be her home, for the time she has left. Beside, home is where the heart is, and her heart is finally with us, even if it took her six months to surrender. The life with her during the first months: http://theorphanpet.com/elderly-cat-abandoned-home-final-years/ SCARS website: http://www.scars.gr/ SCARS facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/scars.gr/?fref=ts Frieden für Pfoten: http://www.friedenfuerpfoten.org/ Frieden für Pfoten facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FriedenfuerPfoten.Peace4Paws/?fref=ts Donations: [email protected] Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ The Orphan Pet Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theorphanpet/?fref=ts Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Who am I: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/ Contact: [email protected] Translated to Spanish by: Alexandra Fefopoulou
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The cat that the Sun adopted
 
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*Spport this channel on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Iron came to us on the first of February 2017 and made a huge impact on everyone. There was something about him, I can't explain it. He was the kind of cat that made you want to hug him as hard as you can and at the same time just sit in corner and watch him, just watch him, without disturbing his serenity. All of us kept dreaming about him recovering and finding a home, without realizing that Iron was already home. The cushion in front of the window was where he wanted to be. One day before he died, he had already left us. He turned his back on everything and everyone, and stared at the other side with a wisdom of someone who has lived too many lives already. SCARS Website: http://www.scars.gr/ SCARS Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/scars.gr/ Donations (PayPal): [email protected] Frieden für Pfoten: http://www.friedenfuerpfoten.org/ His friend, Powder, was adopted two months later: http://theorphanpet.com/rescue-cat-loses-family/ Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ The Orphan Pet Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theorphanpet/?fref=ts Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Who am I: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/ Contact: [email protected]
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Dear mum - Letter from a shelter dog
 
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*Help create more compassionate people: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet I wrote the text one morning, about a month ago. I was just scrolling down my Facebook wall, and the number of dogs in need of a home were so many, that I just felt helpless. When you follow Greek animal welfare pages and rescue groups, you are just overwhelmed. New rescues and adoption albums keep popping up every minute, you don't know what to share, where to help and how to make things better. That day I just came up with this "letter" form a shelter dog, posted it in my blog and forgot about it. I never thought much of it, maybe because it was too personal, or too sad. But it has been shared more than 8.000 times so far, that I figured it's worth a video. Greece is a not kill country. The worst thing that can happen to a dog, is that it never makes it to the rescue on time. The second worst thing is that it never gets adopted, and spends its final days at a shelter. The true story about Daya (the dog) and about how the video was made: http://theorphanpet.com/dear-mum-happy-dog-behind-sad-story/ The original post: http://theorphanpet.com/dear-mum-today-died/ Big thanks to Esmeralda for her visit to the shelter, and for spending a great day with Daya AND to Bettina first seeing the power of those words. Daya, the dog in the video, was rescued last year by Save a Greek Stray. She was living on the streets and had given birth to ten puppies. All eleven of them were rescued and taken in by Save a Greek Stray. Daya and 5 of her puppies (Roco, Puka, Bashful, Box and Aria) are still at the shelter, waiting for a forever home. Daya is a happy dog, social, friendly and human centered. She is a fast learner and can be an amazing pet, if given a chance. She is being overlooked for a year now. Her album: https://www.facebook.com/saveagreekstray/photos/a.635001873305703.1073742090.151300185009210/726112207528002/?type=3&theater To adopt Daya please contact the organization at: [email protected] Website: http://www.saveagreekstray.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saveagreekstray/ Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ The Orphan Pet Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theorphanpet/?fref=ts Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Who am I: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/ Contact: [email protected]
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Rescue of a giant dog who didn't know how to ask for help
 
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Arnie ha been adopted! Here he is in his new home: http://theorphanpet.com/sad-lonely-stray-dog-happiest-boy-adoption/ Arnie was spotted by E. in a gas station on the highway, about 65 kilometers from Athens, Greece. A calm, silent giant, looking at you with those huge, green eyes, but not approaching, thin, neglected and with a dermatological disease that made him scratch unstoppably. She fell in love, photographed him and went back to Athens leaving her heart there next to him, with a promise to be back soon. And she did. And I went with her. 48 hour later we were back and we spent hours in that gas station, trying to help that giant who was asking for help, but at the same time refused to let us help him. After catching him and putting him in the car everything was a piece of cake, because the giant is one of the most submissive and kind animals I have ever met. Today Arnie is healthy, neutered and happy. He is a sweetheart and has made all SCARS volunteers go crazy about him. He is just too adorable! If you wish to adopt him, please contact SCARS at: [email protected] or message the charity's facebook page Website: http://www.scars.gr/ Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/scars.gr/?fref=ts Make a small donation: (PayPal) [email protected] His rescue story: http://theorphanpet.com/rescue-giant-didnt-know-asking-help/ Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ The Orphan Pet Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theorphanpet/?fref=ts Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Who am I: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/ Contact: [email protected] Music: Rubix Cube by Audionautix & Reasons to Smile by Topher Mohr and Alex Elena Rubix Cube by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
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Scared puppy was staring at the wall for days after his rescue, and then...
 
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Marley's mum was either a feral dog that lived somewhere around the area or a stray that was abandoned with her puppies there, as is often the case in Greece, every time people don't know what to deal with unwanted pets. Marley spent the first months of his life without any interaction with humans, and after his mum was hit by a car, he stayed by her side for days, not knowing what to do, since everything he knew was gone and he was too young to fend for himself. It took the rescuers a lot of time and determination to get him to accept the human presence and touch, but it was in his foster home where he learned to be a social, functional, happy dog. His foster dad, Giorgos, was moved by his story and offered to foster and train him, so Marley was traveled from Karditsa, Central Greece to Athens, and spent one month being socialized and trained. A month later he was rehomed, and he now lives in West Athens with his dad and another female rescue dog. Please consider making a small donation to the charity that rescued Marley: Paypal: [email protected] PayPal link: https://www.paypal.me/shadowdogsofkarditsa?fbclid=IwAR0AOppIKX7dvkuHwofMbp2FKySrd_yFywnzq4Fg4CrJ0zulwe8p6LdzFd0 Piraeus Bank Beneficiary Name: '' Rescue - Diasozo " No. Acc. 6244 1391 89 068 IBAN: GR 11 0171 2440 0062 4413 9189 068 BIC: PIRBGRAA PAYPAL: [email protected] Address: P. O . Box 219 43101 Karditsa-Greece Diasozo Animal Rescue Team Amazon wish list: https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/3IJWP4XLN0CPX?ref_=wl_share&fbclid=IwAR1WlPuF-8oOlGfsaqsPStwyoblvRUUpcjjPGJ-RlFVukZ7nSjaMC6uSgv4 Check out more puppies for adoption: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0lrx-_4yok&list=PLzjuRAuh-C7QZXt8f-v6VS8vHZpSTDAfB&index=3&t=19s * To adopt a puppy, contact the rescuer Ermioni at: [email protected] or message her on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ermioni.giannakou Visit the charity's facebook page: (for Greek audience): https://www.facebook.com/%CE%94%CE%B9%CE%B1%CF%83%CF%8E%CE%B6%CF%89-%CF%86%CE%B9%CE%BB%CE%BF%CE%B6%CF%89%CE%B9%CE%BA%CF%8C-%CF%83%CF%89%CE%BC%CE%B1%CF%84%CE%B5%CE%AF%CE%BF-%CE%9A%CE%B1%CF%81%CE%B4%CE%AF%CF%84%CF%83%CE%B1%CF%82-Diasozo-Animal-Rescue-Team-182696932377181/ (for English speaking audience): https://www.facebook.com/shadowdogsofkarditsa/ *For adoptions in the UK please email: [email protected] Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ The Orphan Pet Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theorphanpet... Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Who am I: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/ Contact: [email protected] A huge thanks to my patrons: Amanda Wheaton, Brenda Moulton, Catherine Ruiz, Deborah Medel, Dena Weirich, Denise, Dimitri Stephanopoulos, Doris N, Eleniki, Elizabeth Sisney, Emmanouela Rantsiou, Frances Robb, Genevieve Koning, Gudrun Mirlein, Han Sung-Yup, ivanova-turta liubov, Jacqueline K, John Papathanasiou, Lin Coghlan, Lynette Olney, Maria Fischer, Maria Grazia Paganini, Michael Aspros, Michael Winkle, pa d., Panagiotis Anastasiou, Paul Hester, randomsurfer, Riccardo Rocchi, Rob Hanss, Ron Schulz, Sindy Bohada, Shehara Gunasekara, Shubhankita, Stefanie Feger-Ebert, Uma Meyer Music: "Always be my Unicorn" by Freedom Tail Studio
Views: 646371 The Orphan Pet
Drop in the ocean - just another stray cat
 
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*Support this channel on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Frog’s story is as devastating and as sad as can be. Just another rescue cat found wandering around an urban area in southern Greece, dragging his hind leg, with a broken spine and severely malnourished. Who knows how long it would take him to simply give up on life. He was rescued by a SCARS volunteer and was brought to Athens, where he was blood tested, x-rayed and fed – oh he was hungry! Probably hit by a car, Frog was left with a broken spine, a broken hind leg, and a dead hind leg that had to be amputated. Apart from the brutal injuries, probably a result of a hit and run or simple sadism, the x-rays showed something even worse: Frog had also been shot at some point in his life – the embedded bullets in his body don’t lie. After the amputation, Frog remained in our care for a couple of months. On August 29 he traveled with his foster mum to Venice, where he was adopted by a German woman who lives there. Frog's funny aspects: http://theorphanpet.com/rescue-cat-becomes-spoilt-prince/#more-416 More about Frog's rescue and adoption: http://theorphanpet.com/shot-paralyzed-cat-dreams-true/ For adopting one of SCARS cats, please email: [email protected] SCARS website: http://www.scars.gr/ SCARS Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/scars.gr/?fref=ts PayPal donations: [email protected] HUGE thanks to Peace4Paws, who helped our Frog find his princess. Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ The Orphan Pet Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theorphanpet/?fref=ts Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Who am I: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/ Contact: [email protected]
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Rescue cat grew up with this boy, and when his new sister was born...
 
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This looks like another "aww" video, I know. But if you follow the channel you know that's it's not about the "aww" - it can't be. there is a story behind the cuteness of it all, so thanks for reading this. Apart from the obvious "abandoning your pets because of the new baby is ridiculous and wrong", there are a couple of more things I'd like to say about it. First of all, BlaBla is a rescue cat, picked right from the streets of Greece, where there are about 2-3 million stray cats (nobody knows how many there are really). He was found in terrible condition when still a young kitten, he was treated and adopted in Greece by Rebecca and her husband. Peter was one and a half year old when BlaBla came to live with them, and since he could not pronounce the cat's original name, he called him BlaBla - and Blabla got stuck with the name forever. Second of all - and most important - the relationship didn't just happen overnight. BlaBla spent about two months hiding in the house, and would only come out to eat, drink and use the toilet at night, when the family was asleep. It took a lot of patience and consistency from the part of the family to get the cat to trust them, so if you are thinking that you will adopt a shelter cat and on the second day it will be sleeping by your baby's cradle, don't. It rarely works this way, and even after months go by, your rescue cat might NOT be like the cat you see in the video, it might not be affectionate and it will definitely won't be so submissive and patient with young children. The story of BlaBla is true and awesome, but it may not be the story of your rescue cat (or dog). Don't picture your kid sleeping with a cat and just go off and adopt one, just decide to adopt responsibly, knowing that the kid's and cat's relationship might never reach this level of cuteness. Thanks for reading this. BlaBla when he was rescued: http://theorphanpet.com/rescue-cat-boy-new-sister-born/ Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ The Orphan Pet Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theorphanpet/?fref=ts Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Who am I: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/ Contact: [email protected] Music: "The Creek" by Topher Mohr and Alex Elena
Views: 620817 The Orphan Pet
Dog finds abandoned kittens and becomes the perfect foster dad
 
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Abandoned litters of kittens are such a common thing in Greece, that every time we come across one, our usual reaction is "oh, no, not again". Within only a month, SCARS has rescued more than 25 kittens, all abandoned in the same way. Aragon is an adopted dog. His mum is a SCARS volunteer who lives near the mountain of Immitos. Almost every day she finds empty cardboard boxes on the mountain (sometimes with the blankets and the toys still inside), but no animals. Within a few hours since they are abandoned, kittens, puppies, bunnies and even birds (no joke!) become the dinner of an hungry fox (the most common predator on the mountains near Athens). This time, the kittens were lucky. We were walking Aragon near the mountain, actually planning to do video on the huge number of animals abandoned there, when Aragon started pulling us towards their direction - basically he was the rescuer, and he has been an excellent foster dad since day one. The kittens are ready for their forever homes. If you wish to adopt them, please email SCARS at: [email protected] or message the charity's Facebook page. SCARS Website: http://www.scars.gr/ SCARS Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/scars.gr/ Donations (PayPal): [email protected] Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ The Orphan Pet Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theorphanpet/?fref=ts Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Who am I: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/ Contact: [email protected] Music: "You are sleeping" & "This old man" by The Green Orbs
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Mange and loneliness - a puppy's long way to an amazing recovery
 
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Petri was born on a mountain by a stray mum, in a suburb of Athens, Greece, who had never been in contact with humans ever. The life of those stray dogs roaming the mountains is the life of a wild animal. Yes, they are dogs, they are man’s best friends, but they don’t know it and trying to force them to realize who they are by smothering them will result to having a sad, frightened animal not knowing why it is there, what all this attention means and what its purpose in life could possibly be. If Petri was treated the wrong way, he would be facing a life of misery and constant fear of everything. He was afraid of everything because he had know nothing, and he needed to be introduced to the world again, from the beginning and in the right way. He was rescued by SPAZ and after he recovered from mange and ehrlichia, he was taken to foster care, where he was under the supervision of a dog trainer. His foster mum helped him overcome his fears, and had him re-introduced to the world again. Today he is a happy, social puppy, and he has been adopted! If you wish to support the organization's effort to help more dogs like him, you can donate via PayPal: [email protected] SPAZ Website: http://spazgreece.gr/ SPAZ Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/franny.spens?fref=ts Petri's rescue (and the ridiculousness of the Greek reality): http://theorphanpet.com/rescuers-burst-city-hall/ Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ The Orphan Pet Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theorphanpet/?fref=ts Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Who am I: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/ Contact: [email protected]
Views: 5621207 The Orphan Pet
The cat that loved
 
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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. Everything they stood for, everything they accomplished, experienced and taught us was against all odds. Powder was like a big brother to Iron, as he was bigger in size and more confident, iron used to cuddle up next to him like a kitten next to its mum. However, of the two, Powder seemed to be sicker, and many times we thought that we'd lose him, and that Iron would be left alone. Iron's death was a catalyst for change. Change for Powder, for the volunteers and for the charity. When you are a volunteer, letting an animal go before you are sure your job is done is not easy. But his health was not getting better, and keeping him around the cattery with us, instead of letting him fly to his forever home seemed wrong. It always seems wrong when animals don't die where they belong, in their forever homes, among members of their family. Powder lasted more than anyone expected, and if it hadn't been for the love of his forever family, we would have lost him long before. The announcement of his death brought back memories. Memories of something very special all of us volunteers were lucky enough to witness and to be part of. Whether Iron and Powder are not reunited, I don't know, but I like to think that they are, cuddled up together again, like yin and yang. Iron and Powder were rescued from the streets of Greece by SCARS: SCARS website: http://www.scars.gr/?lang=en SCARS facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/scars.gr/ Donations: http://www.scars.gr/?page_id=1839&lang=en Huge thanks to Frieden für Pfoten, for always making the impossible possible in the lives of our rescued friends. Frieden für Pfoten (for adoptions in Germany): https://www.friedenfuerpfoten.org/ Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ The Orphan Pet Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theorphanpet/?fref=ts Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Who am I: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/ Contact: [email protected] Prelude No. 20 by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://chriszabriskie.com/preludes/ Artist: http://chriszabriskie.com/
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Fostering and letting go of Billy
 
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For all the people who keep asking me why didn't I keep him, and for all of you who are reluctant about fostering, this is why we do it, and this is why we let go: http://theorphanpet.com/fostering-dogs/ I first saw his photo on a facebook post. It looked like a scene from a horror movie. If you’re involved in Animal Welfare in Greece you see too much suffering every day, but that photo really broke my heart. I had no idea what I was in for when I said “get him here and I’ll foster him” but the next day two of our volunteers travelled 70 kilometers to get to him. We all met at the vet the same evening. When we took him out of his box the sight of his suffering body and his absolute terror were so petrifying that we couldn’t even cry. We were pretty sure that we had taken him off the streets just to offer him the chance of a dignified death and that the vet would advise that we put him to sleep. But he didn’t. He examined him, took blood samples and send us home. He suffered from a very contagious type of mange so we put him in a small bathroom upstairs. He just laid there in the corner and was so obvious he just needed to be left alone. So we let him rest. Those first couple of weeks were so overwhelming for both of us. He must have been feeling so safe and secure in that small room that he slept for hours and hours. He would eat four times a day and then just go back to sleep. I felt like I had a tiny treasure to protect and nurture, and checked on him a dozen times per day. I never heard a sound coming from that room upstairs. Not barking, nor scrathing not even the slightest movement. I’d simply open the door, change his water, put food on his plate and watch him go back to sleep. He must have felt so cosy in that bed that he’d only get up to pee every 24 hours. When we shot the scenes for the “after” part of his rescue video it almost looked fake. It had taken Billy less than two months to become a gorgeous, trusting and loving dog. And then this email arrived from 2000 kilometers away. It was the first and only adoption request we ever had for him, but we would have picked it anyway among a million others. Emma was Greek living in Switzerland and had followed Billy’s story since day one. We started exchanging emails and messages every day. I’d inform her on anything I knew or thought about what Billy was like, about what he loved or not and about how he’d behave in a new environment, I’d send her photos and videos of him playing with my dogs or taking walks or simply just sitting there being cute. Saying goodbye at the airport was one of the hardest things I ever had to do. I came back home crying and waiting for his flight to arrive. It seemed like forever. We skyped once they were home. I missed him so much already and yet I was so happy to finally see him where he belonged. And then the first e mails and messages starting arriving, with photos and videos of Billy’s new life and details on his daily rutine and all the progress he was making. They allowed me to take a glimpse on his life and I felt so grateful. With every new detail and every new photo the memory of him would become so vivid and yet so distant. A lot of dogs came after him. Dogs I fostered and loved and helped. But as the months went by, Billy’s photos were still my desktop backround and and my mobile wallpapers and even my facebook cover. It was like while his memory was drifting further away I’d try to keep him as close as possible anyway I could. And finally, the reunion happened. I had been preparing for it for months. But Billy was always too special for anything you could ever plan or imagine about him. He did recognize me of course, he recognized my dogs and they were so happy to be together again they run off playing and doing whatever it is dogs do when they get along. He was so happy. A dog that had absolutely nothing to do not only with that hairless bag of bones I had fostered those first weeks, but not even with the healthy gorgeous animal I had given for adoption ten months ago. I kept looking at him, and even though I knew it was him, in a way it felt that he wasn’t. He had been completely formed and shaped by those two amazing people who adopted him and he was most definitely 100% their dog. I could finally see it. And I was so relieved. So this video is dedicated to Billy’s parents. For everything they’ve done, and for everything that they’ll do, but most of all for allowing me to let go the smoothest way possible. Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ The Orphan Pet Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theorphanpet/?fref=ts Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Who am I: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/ Contact: [email protected] Billy's rescue story on a timelapse in reverse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unqfr...
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Neglected matted dog has her first beauty treatment at the shelter
 
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*Help create more compassionate people: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Malu was found wandering the streets of a suburb in Athens, Greece. Probably abandoned some time ago, her matted hair, her long claws and various wounds in her body were signd of long time neglect. She was rescued by Save a Greek Stray, and currently lives at the shelter, where she will receive traeatment for leishmaniasis and ehrichia. Malu is a very sweet and cooperative dog, and her story is no different from that of most abandoned/ stray dogs in Greece. Unfortunately their number exceeds the number of dogs that can be rescued by shelters and be rehomed. All animal welfare organizetions in Greece, including Save a Greek Stray are private initiative, based on volunteer work and donations. For more info on Malu's story contact the shelter at: [email protected] or visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/saveagreekstray/?fref=ts Website: http://www.saveagreekstray.com/ Malu's photo album: https://www.facebook.com/saveagreekstray/photos/?tab=album&album_id=663111160494774 Donate (paypal): [email protected] https://www.paypal.com/gr/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=t3N6aohhPut_quvPBnJNHhhKfUTf_z-ZpycHTe3-F-QmrjYDB5dxf5iF0_G&dispatch=5885d80a13c0db1f8e263663d3faee8dcce3e160f5b9538489e17951d2c62172 Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ The Orphan Pet Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theorphanpet/?fref=ts Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Who am I: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/ Contact: [email protected] Music: Never Sleep by Gunnar Olsen
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An overlooked stray beauty - Bianca's first spring at home
 
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*Support this channel on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet * Bianca died a month later in her foster home from heart failure* This is Bianca. I only met her two weeks ago and her rescue-rehome story is the fastest and most amazing ever. Degenerative myelopathy is what first made her limp months ago, and as the months went by, she kept getting worse and worse, until she was unable to stand on her feet and started dragging the hind part of her body. Some of the people working nearby have been taking care of her for years. She had a house made of wooden boards, she was being fed (overfed probably, which makes her condition worsen – it’s one of the biggest problems when strays are being take care of by many people), some have paid for her x-rays and others for a new wheelchair. But the street was no longer a place where Bianca can be safe. When SPAZ was notified about her, a campaign started to help Bianca get off the street. It was not that easy. A dog like her cannot be in a shelter, she cannot be in a clinic, she cannot live anywhere else but a in a home – and finding a home for a paralyzed, 7 year old, 30 kilo dog was not easy. In fact, it almost looked impossible, but Bianca got very lucky. Linda is a friend of mine, I admire and respect her and consider her my mentor. I know that she will do everything she can to keep Bianca as happy and as healthy as possible for few months she has left. About Linda: http://theorphanpet.com/meet-woman-dedicates-life-rescuing-strays/ Donate for Linda's foster dogs: https://www.paypal.me/lindasgreekies Donate to SPAZ: [email protected] SPAZ website: http://spazgreece.gr/ SPAZ Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SPAZGREECE/ Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ The Orphan Pet Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theorphanpet/?fref=ts Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Who am I: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/ Contact: [email protected]
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Emaciated and mutilated cat rescued from the streets - Iron
 
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Iron stayed with us for three months. On April 26, 2017, he passed away peacefully in his sleep, in front of the window where he used to sit and sunbathe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9pJpMJ0IxE Iron was rescued just a few days ago, Someone posted a video of him on the streets, and a SCARS volunteer collected him the next day. He was immediately taken to the vet, where he was x-rayed and examined. have never seen a cat in such condition. Iron suffers from everything: FIV, a mutilated tail, a shattered leg that needs to be amputated, his left eye is a hole full of pus, he is covered in fleas and he is starved. It makes you wonder how he survived on the streets for so long in that condition. He is being fostered by a SCARS volunteer, he eats A LOT, and is gaining his strength. Within just a few days he turned into an affectionate, loving cat, who waits for us impatiently, and loved to be petted all the time. He adores Powder, another one of SCARS rescue cats, and their crates were placed one next to the other, because they enjoy each other's company a lot. Iron has a long was to go, but he is a survivor. He has an iron soul, and will be unrecognizable very soon. The first day of his rescue: http://theorphanpet.com/rescue-male-cat-suffering-everything/ SCARS website: http://www.scars.gr/ SCARS Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/scars.gr/ Make a small donation: PayPal - [email protected] Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ The Orphan Pet Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theorphanpet/?fref=ts Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Who am I: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/ Contact: [email protected]
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Dog abandoned, matted and full of ticks gets a new life - Combo
 
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Combo was wandering the streets of Athens, Greece in terrible condicion, surviving on his own for too long. He was spotted by a woman, Sophia, who immediately notified the Save a Greek Stray shelter, and a volunteer went to the rescue. Combo was brought to the shelter the same day. His matted hair, the ticks that were draining him, the hunger and the diseases were not the worst that had happened to him. While he was shaved, on the back of his neck we found two stitches, apparently from a microchip removed a long time ago by his owners, before abandoning him. Combo has received treatment for leishmaniasis, ehrlichia and mange, and today he is a happy, social and kind young man, looking for his forever home. He will soon be neutered. If you wish to adopt him please contact the organization at: [email protected] or message their facebook page Combo has been adopted!! Here he is in his new home: http://theorphanpet.com/new-life-abandoned-matted-dog-forever-home/ Combo's photo album: https://www.facebook.com/saveagreekstray/photos/?tab=album&album_id=644836735655550 SGS website: http://www.saveagreekstray.com/ SGS Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/saveagreekstray/ Donations (paypal):[email protected] Combo's full story: http://theorphanpet.com/abandoned-matted-dog-hides-something-even-worse/ Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/
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Chasing a dream - A stray therapy dog
 
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*Help create more comapssionate people: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Blue finally made it as a therapy dog! Here is the update on her: http://theorphanpet.com/unwanted-stray-therapy-dog/ Stray dogs are probably millions in Greece, and given the fact that the mentality here will not be changing anytime soon, there will be millions more to come in the next years. My Blue was one of the million strays out there, when I first saw her in August 2016. I was on vacation in a small village by the sea, about 150 km from Athens – and being on vacation in the countryside is not easy, – you either have to turn a blind eye of come back home with a dozen of rescue dogs. Every afternoon, I walked my dogs by the sea – the people were gone by sunset, and they had the entire beach (all 16 km of it) to themselves. It was one afternoon when I first saw her, coming towards us, wagging her tail. She had spotted us from a distance, and since she was looking desperately for company, she joined the four of us, and tried to fit in. I panicked. When you are an animal lover living in Greece, you simply get used to lonely stray dogs wandering around everywhere, and choose to rescue the ones that can’t make it on the streets: the sick, emaciated or hurt ones, the newborns, and the pregnant females. Blue was neither of the above (she was already about 6-7 months old and healthy), which meant that she should not be a priority. But Blue had something else, that made her life as a stray extremely vulnerable: she was desperate – desperate for attention, for human company, for a family where she would feel like she belonged. SCARS, the charity I volunteers at took her in. She was rescued and adopted in Holland in October 2016. Her mum and I talk every day, and Blue has made a lot of progress. My gut says that she will make it as a therapy dog, but even if she doesn't, she will have a great life. A bit more about her: http://theorphanpet.com/stray-puppy-goes-empty-beach-dream-home/#more-1279 Blue's FB page: https://www.facebook.com/BBhayou/?fref=ts The therapy dog's page: https://www.facebook.com/snoezelhond/?fref=ts Blue was a SCARS rescue dog SCARS website: http://www.scars.gr/ SCARS FB page: https://www.facebook.com/scars.gr/?fref=ts Donations: [email protected] Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ The Orphan Pet Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theorphanpet/?fref=ts Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Who am I: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/ Contact: [email protected]
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"Oops" - Rescue of a litter of kittens abandoned next to a garbage bin
 
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Before making the video, I googled "dumb excuses for not neutering your cat", and guess what, there actually is such an article and the title sounds like something I could have written. "I wanted my cat to experience motherhood/ The vet advised that she gives birth at least once/ Neutering is unnatural/ My cat will get fat and lazy after being spayed/ I want my kids to experience the miracle of birth etc etc" are some of the most common excuses that result in: 1. The owner not knowing what to do with the kittens after a couple of months and making them someone else's problem. 2. Depriving shelter and rescued cats of a home, and this is not a joke. For every new kitten or puppy you decide to bring to the world, a shelter animal loses yet another chance. It's this time of the year when volunteers are actually afraid to walk around any neighborhood, in fear of what they may find. The kittens in the video are only three of the 22 (twenty two) kittens that SCARS has rescued in the past two weeks alone. Someone who has used one of the above excuses at least once, ended up with an "oops, let's make them other people's problem" and dumped them in a cardboard box next to a garbage bin. Excellent choice. I'm sorry is this is not the typical rescue-before/after/aww video, but I was just fed up. There is no point to promoting a rescue, unless you at least try to prevent something similar from happening in the future. If only one person in convinced, I will be more than happy. You can follow the kittens' progress in the SCARS Fecbook page. For adoption please email: [email protected] Donations are more than welcome (PayPal: [email protected]) SCARS Website: http://www.scars.gr/ SCARS Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/scars.gr/ Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ The Orphan Pet Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theorphanpet/?fref=ts Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Who am I: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/ Contact: [email protected] Mario Bava Sleeps In a Little Later Than He Expected To by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://chriszabriskie.com/vendaface/ Artist: http://chriszabriskie.com/
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Rescue Boxer saves an abandoned mother cat and her kittens
 
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Gina is mix breed Boxer rescued years ago, in Athens - Greece. Her previous owner used to have her chained in his yard 24/7 and beat her every day. She also gave birth once during winter time, and her puppies drowned in the mud, as Gina who was chained there could not take them to a safer place. The neighbours kept complaining and calling the police - they said that Gina cried every single night. It took the retarded Greek authorities three years to intervene and remove Gina from her abuser's care. According to the police report, his house was full of Gina's blood (old and new stains were everywhere). The abuser was never prosecuted, not even banned from owning a dog again. Gina was soon adopted by a wonderful woman, Mary, when she was three years old. Today she is an eleven year old, healthy and loving dog, who became a rescuer herself. In one of yer walks, Gina spotted Lucy, a mother cat, abandoned next to a garbage bin along with her four kittens. She insisted on pulling Mary until she led her to the spot were Lucy and the kittens were. Lucy came home with them and was adopted by Mary. Her four kittens will be up for adoption by SCARS, once they are over two months old. For adoptions please contact SCARS at: [email protected] Read Gina's full story here: http://theorphanpet.com/rescue-boxer-adopts-abandoned-kittens/ The kittens' photo album: https://www.facebook.com/scars.gr/photos/?tab=album&album_id=801096053326864 Website: http://www.scars.gr/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scars.gr/?fref=ts Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ The Orphan Pet Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theorphanpet/?fref=ts Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Who am I: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/ Contact: [email protected] Carefree Melody by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://www.twinmusicom.org/song/302/carefree-melody Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org
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Abandoned Pekingese hides sth worse than ticks under his matted hair
 
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Ccombo has fully recovered and is adopted! here is his full story: http://theorphanpet.com/new-life-abandoned-matted-dog-forever-home/ Save a Greek Stray was notified about an abandoned and matted Pekingese wandering the streets of a suburb in Athens, Greece. Dehydrated, hungry and probably sick with mange and who know what else, Combo arrived at the shelter and was kept in solitary. He was sprayed for parasites, he was shaved and was given a bath. Under that pile of dirty matted hair, apart from dozens of ticks that were draining him, we discovered something much worse. On the back of his neck, two stitches were proof of his microchip removed a long time ago, probably by a vet. According to the Greek law, removing a microchip results to a big fine and the vet’s license removed, but unfortunately there is no way of finding out who the vet is. In Greece dogs are abandoned as we speak, even purebreds, like Combo. The economic crisis has made things much worse. Animal welfare charities have been trying to rescue as many as possible, but most owners don’t even neuter their pets, and every day we keep finding card boxes of unwanted puppies everywhere. Adoption is the only solution. For more info please conact: [email protected] Or [email protected] Combo's full story: http://theorphanpet.com/abandoned-matted-dog-hides-something-even-worse/ Combo’s photo album: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.644836735655550.1073742095.151300185009210&type=3 Save a Greek Stray: http://www.saveagreekstray.com/ FB page: https://www.facebook.com/saveagreekstray/ Donate: [email protected] / https://www.paypal.com/gr/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=3hqmakRNM2zV0NOT718cjghXt1kALAcKJJUeYVEvJv2ccPYtrv8Cx94VZg0&dispatch=5885d80a13c0db1f8e263663d3faee8d6625bf1e8bd269586d425cc639e26c6a Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ The Orphan Pet Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theorphanpet/?fref=ts Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Who am I: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/ Contact: [email protected] Anguish by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1400047 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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Rescue of a blind kitten found alone on the side of the road
 
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*Ruby died two weeks after her rescue in her foster home. :( I was walking my dogs yesterday morning when I saw her from a distance - well, not me really, it was my dog Pela that saw her first. She was there on the side of the road, about to cross, when a man stepped in front of her and stopped her. So tiny, and so fragile and so alone. Those kittens are so alone. Who knows where she came from? In Greece there are millions of strays cats, millions of kittens like her being born every day, and very few of them survive. How did she end up there? We’ll never know. Maybe her mother died and she started looking for food, for warmth, for a safe place to hide from the traffic and the cars and the noise. Maybe some kids got her for a while, walked a couple of blocks, played with her and then left her alone and unable to make her way back. Maybe her mum gave birth in a garden or a yard and the owners got rid of the kittens. Pela wouldn’t leave her side, as if she knew. She used to hate cats, but after I rescued Sunny and Pamuk, she has been sharing a home with them, she nurtured them and kept them clean and warm, and her experience now says that this is what we do with kittens. I carried Ruby back home, in my arms. She didn’t even budge. After she was fed and relieved from the fleas, she relaxed and slept for hours. At some point she was even dreaming. She was dreaming of breastfeeding. Somewhere out there, there is a stray cat that gave birth to her, and fed her, and raised her. Who knows where she is now, if she is still alive. Since yesterday evening, Ruby is in the best hands. Katie and Mariana will be caring for her, they are our eldest and most experienced volunteers. Mariana finally managed to clean her eyes and her nose, and there is a chance that Ruby is not completely blind. She is being fed with a syringe and our vet put her on antibiotics. She is a fighter, I believe that she will make it and thrive. If you wish to follow her progress you can visit the SCARS facebook page here. Ruby will be treated and will up for adoption once she is healthy and vaccinated. Donations are more than welcome: http://www.scars.gr/?page_id=1839&lang=en SCARS website: http://www.scars.gr/?lang=en SCARS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scars.gr/ About her foster home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcta9Df5S6U Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ The Orphan Pet Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theorphanpet... Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Who am I: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theorphanpet/ Anguish by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1400047 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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Invisible dog - a mirror to our souls
 
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This video in my way of apologizing to Leila. When she arrived at the shelter, my first thought was "oh, another one". After seeing so many of these dogs, after watching them recover and become gorgeous again, we can rarely be surprised anymore. For someone who is not familiar with mangy dogs, cases like hers seem jaw dropping. But the truth is that mange is very easy to cure, and that's why it is so unfair for them to be ignored, as if they are about to die when they aren't really. Their recovery seems to take forever, as we wait for their hair to grow and for them to gain weight. It is usually combines with more complicated diseases, like leishmaniosis and ehrlichia, but Leila doesn't suffer from anything else apart from mange. She came extremely weakened but she is getting better and better every day. She will make a full recovery, but remember: she was a beautiful dog to begin with. This is the case for all those dogs, and this is what saddens me the most. They could have been treated sooner, so sooner. But the common thing here is to believe that sick dogs are someone else's problem. And that someone is never them. You can donate for Leila via PayPal: [email protected] Ro adopt her or any of the dogs of Save a Greek Stray, you can email the charity at: [email protected] or message their Facebook page. Save a Greek Stray website: https://www.saveagreekstray.com/ Save a Greek Stray Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/saveagreekstray/ Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ The Orphan Pet Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theorphanpet/?fref=ts Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Who am I: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/ Contact: [email protected] Music: "Calm" by Silent Partner
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40 KM from the nearest city (and from a singing career) - a puppy rescue story
 
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Abandoned in the middle of nowhere, in the middle of a busy highway somewhere in rural Greece, Mel (in Greek we called him Melios) was spotted and rescued by volunteers. When he was first brought in he looked so fragile, that we almost did not know how to treat him. The only thing I remember thinking when I first saw him in his foster home in Athens was how tiny he was. So tiny. He would lay in his bed and looked so cozy in there that I almost did not want to disturb him – but I did. He was adorable. I remember his oily, mangy skin. He was so soft, so sweet, and so little. Mel spent almost a year in his foster home. He recovered from mange. His leg was not really operable, so it was put in a splint for a few weeks until the bones self healed. It took him a while to find his forever family. Although gorgeous, friendly and loving, his broken leg was probably what prevented most people from choosing him. He finally found his forever family in Holland – and they were definitely worth the wait! This video is dedicated to them - huge thank you for choosing him and loving him and for all the lovely photos and videos! For more information about the place where Mel was found, please watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZodWRcrvJt4&t=66s Mel was named after the local charity, Animal Protection Society Melios, you can follow their facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/Animal.Protection.Society.Melios/ Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ The Orphan Pet Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theorphanpet... Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Who am I: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/ Contact: [email protected] A huge thanks to my patrons: Amanda Wheaton, Brenda Moulton, Catherine Ruiz, Deborah Medel, Dena Weirich, Denise, Dimitri Stephanopoulos, Doris N, Eleniki, Elizabeth Sisney, Emmanouela Rantsiou, Frances Robb, George Dres, Gudrun Mirlein, Han Sung-Yup, ivanova-turta liubov, Jacqueline K, John Papathanasiou, Lin Coghlan, Lynette Olney, Maria Fischer, Maria Grazia Paganini, Michael Aspros, Michael Winkle, pa d., Panagiotis Anastasiou, Paul Hester, randomsurfer, Riccardo Rocchi, Rob Hanss, Ron Schulz, Sindy Bohada, Shehara Gunasekara, Shubhankita, Stefanie Feger-Ebert, Uma Meyer Meditation Impromptu 02 by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100162 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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Rescue of two baby kittens left to die of hunger on the street
 
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The kittens grew and are ready for their forever home! Take a look at them here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOUVCtdBYK0 So, while I was walking my dog this morning, I heard this desperate meow, coming form somewhere near a garbage bin. And every rescuer in Greece knows what this means. There are three types of people here in Greece: 1. The people who pick up the kittens a stray cats gave birth to in their precious, clean garden, put them in a box and leave them in the trash, or next to a garbage bin, apparently because to them, animals are trash. After that, they continue with their day as if nothing happened. 2. The people who pass by them, see them crying desperately, looking for someone to ease their pain, to feed their hunger, and to make them feel safe, and just look the other way. After that, they continue with their day as if nothing happened too. 3. The people who pick them up, and try their best to keep them alive, apologizing for the rest of humanity. So, this was my Sunday so far. I started off by walking my dogs, and ended up bottle feeding. A neighbor saw me take them and was kind enough to let me know that they were crying all night. Cowards. Whatever. There is absolutely no animal welfare here that runs through official channels. There are no open admission shelters, because Greece is no kill, and charities keep their rescues until they rehome them, which means that they are always full. You find a litter of kittens, puppies, bunnies, whatever, they're your responsibility. You take them home, you feed them, you nurture them back to life, you pay for it and if you are lucky, you find them a home. Otherwise, you end up with dozens of animals, like most rescuers I know, who simply don't have a life. I often get comments like “the music is annoying, we want to hear the animals”. Well, this is the voice of the animals. This is the voice of desperation, as they are clinging on to you, hoping that you can do something to stop their suffering. This is the voice of their cry for help, that sometimes goes on and on for entire days and nights, while nobody can be bothered to do anything. The kittens, if they survive, will be for adoption by SCARS, once they are old enough. For donations you can follow this link here: http://www.scars.gr/?page_id=1839&lang=en Follow the charities facebook page for more horror stories like one you saw: https://www.facebook.com/scars.gr/ SCARS website: http://www.scars.gr/?lang=en Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ The Orphan Pet Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theorphanpet... Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Who am I: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/ Contact: [email protected]
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Dramatic rescue of a dog that had lost all hope
 
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*SUpport this channel on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet The Greek rescue organization SPAZ was informed about a very sick shepherd wandering around a rural area near Athens Greece. Probably used as a sheepdog, once he got sick he was abandoned and left to survive on his own. The rescuers arrived at the spot, and with the help of a local boy who was herding sheep in the area and knew the dog, they managed to locate him. Extremely fearful and without ever being in contact with humans in the past probably, the dog would see us and walk the other way. Food with tranquilizer was left for him, the dog ate it and walked away again. We followed fim around in the fields and waited for the drug to take effect. After about an hour of following him around, he finally ggave in and layed down. The rest was easy. Despite his fear, he was very cooperative. We walked to the car with us, and remained calm during the drive to the vet. The dog had one ear cut off, he had lost most of his hair, had extensive wounds in different parts of his body and was full of fleas and ticks. Despite his terrible condition, he only suffered from ehrichia, a disease caused by ticks. He was taken to a dog hotel, where he remains until today. He made a quick recovery, and today he is healthy and ready for his forever home. He has a mild, soft and submissive character. He loves his rescuers, and reluctantly wags his tail when he sees them. He has yet to get used to the human presence and the love he had never received before. He enjoys the human touch, but he still looks like he can't fully understand what's going on - how can he? Everything he experieces today has nothing to do with the life he had before. For other info on our shepherd please contact SPAZ at: [email protected] SPAZ: http://spazgreece.gr/ SPAZ Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SPAZGREECE/?fref=ts Donate: https://www.paypal.com/gr/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=aqgbR_r_Jx03JXzi4EFE_rSU4VuWoW2vm9YgYzt5tqk2pIJNd_Rmf7Uvxn0&dispatch=5885d80a13c0db1f8e263663d3faee8dcce3e160f5b9538489e17951d2c62172 Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ The Orphan Pet Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theorphanpet/?fref=ts Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Who am I: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/ Contact: [email protected] Cryptic Sorrow - Atlantean Twilight by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100276 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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Transformation of an English Setter found abandoned and sick
 
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Alice was rescued by Save a Greek Stray over a year ago. As most hunting dogs that we rescue in Greece, she was abandoned because she got sick. This sounds bad and it is, but it's not the biggest problem here. The reason why hunting dogs get sick so often here is that they are neglected to begin with. Leishmaniasis screams neglect. It’s a Mediterranean disease (a parasite) that is transmitted to the dog by infected sandflies. A simple spot on can keep the dogs healthy, providing protection from fleas, ticks and sandfly bites, but hunting dogs here are not treated as pets. Most of them spend their entire lives chained in a box outside, somewhere on the mountain or a yard, and obviously do not get regular vet visits, vaccides or spot ons. So most of them end up like Alice, and are abandoned on the mountains to die a slow death, because no, treatment is not an option for most hunters here either. Alice recovered from leishmaniasis and mange, and is now at the shelter waiting for her forever home. She is a very shy girl, who is progressing mentally very slowly. She needs time to trust, she needs time to understand what life is all about, she needs time to become the happy dog she can be. The volunteers and the shelter’s trainer are doing their best to socialize dogs like her, but it’s not something that can be easily done in a shelter environment. Dogs like Alice can literally bloom in their forever home, once they get regular training in a steady and not stressful environment. If you wish to adopt Alice please email the shelter at: [email protected] or message their facebook page: *About hunting dogs in Greece: http://theorphanpet.com/miserable-hounds-greece-hunting-dogs/ Save a Greek Stray website: https://saveagreekstray.org/en/ Donations: https://saveagreekstray.org/en/support-us/ Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ The Orphan Pet Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theorphanpet... Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Who am I: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theorphanpet/ Music: "Slow times over here" by Midnight North
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I rescued a human today
 
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I came across this text a few years ago. I was half way through when I started crying uncontrollably. I have read it and reread it over the years, and I am always unable to hold back the tears. I have been wanting to put those words into a video for so long, and finally I did. It was impossible to do a continuous recording, as it was so emotional. Reading it out loud proved to be even more difficult, and I had to stop every two three sentences, wipe the tears away, and continue. The text was written by Janine Allen CPDT, Rescue Me Dog's professional dog trainer. Janine's passion is working with people and their dogs. She provides demonstrations for those who have adopted shelter dogs, lends email support to adopted dog owners that need information beyond our Training Support Pages, and aids shelter staff and volunteers in understanding dog behavior to increase their adoptability. Copyright 2018 Rescue Me Dog; www.rescuemedog.org original link here: http://rescuemedog.org/dog-blog/i-rescued-a-human-today-by-janine-allen/ All dogs in the video were rescued in Greece. Some have been adopted, and some are still waiting for their forever homes. If you wish to help the rescuers, you can donate to any of the following charities: Save a Greek Stray: https://saveagreekstray.org/el/ Animal Protection Society Melios: http://theorphanpet.com/one-shelter-three-women-200-dogs/ Penny Marathon: http://www.pennymarathon.com/ Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ The Orphan Pet Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theorphanpet/?fref=ts Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Who am I: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/ Contact: [email protected] Prelude No. 6 by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://chriszabriskie.com/preludes/ Artist: http://chriszabriskie.com/
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Mange & starvation - Billy, rescued almost too late
 
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New video of Billy with his full story and footage from his new home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hViMt... Billy has been adopted. Check out how amazingly gorgeous he's become after a few months with his forever family: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou/m... If you're wondering weather it's the same dog, watch this time lapse of his rescue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unqfr... Billy was rescued by ZEIL: http://www.zeil.gr/ Visit the blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ Let’s connect: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/ Billy has been wandering for months in a greek rural area sick and malnourished.Volunteers were notified, and Billy was rescued before it was too late. Neither us nor the vet had ever seen a worse case of criminal negligence for years. Billy suffered from mange (canine scabies), ehrlichia and leishmaniasis. But his will to live was stronger than any disease. Within 2 months time, Billy was transformed - and we witnessed a rare miracle. Thank you all for your love and support. Together we saved him. Billy estaba merodeando así por meses, hasta que fue rescatado por voluntarios de zeil.gr. Ni nosotros ni el veterinario habíamos visto algo parecido. Billy sufría de ehrlichia, leishamniasis y sarna. Pero billy quería vivir, y lo hizo. Dentro de sólo 2 meses, billy se transformó. Gracias a todos ustedes. Juntos lo salvamos. *** Disclaimer: I don't own any of the music presented here, this video was not made for financial profit or commercial reasons***
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Stray puppy turned to stone from mange just arrives at the clinic
 
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Petri today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoMLR9SGWuY Petri one month after his treatment: http://theorphanpet.com/stray-puppy-mange/ At only three months old, Petri had do suffer too much. He was born by a stray mum up on a mountain, next to one of Athens' most rich suburbs. He was spotted by a volunteer of SPAZ and was rescued. Petri had never been in contact with people before, which made his rescue quite difficult - rescuers did a lot of chasing around, got bit a couple of times and finally managed to catch him. By the time he arrived at the clinic, he had already given up, however a soft medical tube was used to keep him from biting while he was examined. Petri suffers from sarcoptic mange and ehrichia and for now he is at the clinic receiving treatment. He has started trusting people and is feeling better already. He'll be a gorgeous boy in no time! *For Petri's ordeal from the moment of his rescue until he was finally taken to the clinic (and to get a better idea of what rescuers in Greece have to fight against every day) click here: http://theorphanpet.com/rescuers-burst-city-hall/ SPAZ website: http://spazgreece.gr/?lang=el SPAZ Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SPAZGREECE/ Donations (more than welcome!) via Paypal ([email protected]) https://www.paypal.com/gr/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=m2cLF1ycuynckWbnnpf-1sPIwrJG4qNTQ91yvQOB2zp8K1zWoGr9W0xdbTG&dispatch=5885d80a13c0db1f8e263663d3faee8d64813b57e559a2578463e58274899069 Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ The Orphan Pet Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theorphanpet/?fref=ts Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Who am I: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/ Contact: [email protected] Music by Kevin MacLeod Dreams Become Real by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1500027 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/
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Rescue of Angel, the puppy who lost his entire family on the streets
 
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Angel was found in the middle of nowhere, hiding in the bushes next to a road in Karditsa, Greece. When the rescuers arrived, he was the only one that had survived -all his siblings had been ran over by passing cars, and the mother dog was nowhere to be found. The puppies were probably abandoned there, as it is often the case for unwanted litters. Owners that do not spay their dogs resort to abandoning the puppies this way, sometimes as often as twice a year, all over the country. Angel was scared, malnourished and suffered from demodex and parvo, that nearly cost him his life, but he turned out to be a fighter. After a brief stay at the clinic, he went to foster care, where he will recover and become healthy and strong. To adopt Angel please email: [email protected] or contact his rescuer Ermioni: https://www.facebook.com/ermioni.giannakou * Donate and help save more puppies like Angel: [email protected] PayPal link: https://www.paypal.me/shadowdogsofkarditsa?fbclid=IwAR1mz2jy6lLLx7YWW0Sz9CAqEKKEx4Ppw0cgxRgnSjbIPdE0H2bKKucYL0c Amazon wish list: https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/3IJWP4XLN0CPX?ref_=wl_share&fbclid=IwAR1WlPuF-8oOlGfsaqsPStwyoblvRUUpcjjPGJ-RlFVukZ7nSjaMC6uSgv4 Follow the charity's facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/shadowdogsofkarditsa/ For Greek audience: https://www.facebook.com/%CE%94%CE%B9%CE%B1%CF%83%CF%8E%CE%B6%CF%89-%CF%86%CE%B9%CE%BB%CE%BF%CE%B6%CF%89%CE%B9%CE%BA%CF%8C-%CF%83%CF%89%CE%BC%CE%B1%CF%84%CE%B5%CE%AF%CE%BF-%CE%9A%CE%B1%CF%81%CE%B4%CE%AF%CF%84%CF%83%CE%B1%CF%82-Diasozo-Animal-Rescue-Team-182696932377181/ Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ The Orphan Pet Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theorphanpet... Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Who am I: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/ Contact: [email protected] A huge thanks to my patrons: Amanda Wheaton, Brenda Moulton, Catherine Ruiz, Deborah Medel, Dena Weirich, Denise, Dimitri Stephanopoulos, Doris N, Eleniki, Elizabeth Sisney, Emmanouela Rantsiou, Frances Robb, Genevieve Koning, Gudrun Mirlein, Han Sung-Yup, ivanova-turta liubov, Jacqueline K, John Papathanasiou, Lin Coghlan, Lynette Olney, Maria Fischer, Maria Grazia Paganini, Michael Aspros, Michael Winkle, pa d., Panagiotis Anastasiou, Paul Hester, randomsurfer, Riccardo Rocchi, Rob Hanss, Ron Schulz, Sindy Bohada, Shehara Gunasekara, Shubhankita, Stefanie Feger-Ebert, Uma Meyer Music: "Tupelo" by Chris Haugen
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Can you tell me again the story about how you rescued me?
 
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Charlie was very important for me, and for other people, for many reasons that are mainly personal and have to do with that time of my life. Having a dog that means so much to me adopted by a person I trust and consider a friend is more than I ever hoped for. In a way, Charlie will always be a part of my life, even if he isn't. * You can donate to SCARS here: http://www.scars.gr/?page_id=1839&lang=en *Follow the SCARS facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/scars.gr/ *Petra's story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jh6zd37SnJk&t=251s Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ The Orphan Pet Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theorphanpet... Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Who am I: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/ Contact: [email protected] A huge thanks to my patrons: Amanda Wheaton, Brenda Moulton, Catherine Ruiz, Deborah Medel, Dena Weirich, Denise, Dimitri Stephanopoulos, Doris N, Eleniki, Elizabeth Sisney, Emmanouela Rantsiou, Frances Robb, Genevieve Koning, Gudrun Mirlein, Han Sung-Yup, ivanova-turta liubov, Jacqueline K, John Papathanasiou, Lin Coghlan, Lynette Olney, Maria Fischer, Maria Grazia Paganini, Michael Aspros, Michael Winkle, pa d., Panagiotis Anastasiou, Paul Hester, randomsurfer, Riccardo Rocchi, Rob Hanss, Ron Schulz, Sindy Bohada, Shehara Gunasekara, Shubhankita, Stefanie Feger-Ebert, Uma Meyer Prelude No. 6 by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://chriszabriskie.com/preludes/ Artist: http://chriszabriskie.com/
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One man's trash - An abused dog's fairy-tale
 
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We had called her Shiver, because a shiver down our spine was all we felt for weeks after she was rescued. Shiver, disgust and shame. Shame to be called a human. Today she lives with her family in Holland and she gets the life she deserves. And we will keep fighting for all the others, until everyone realizes that adoption is the only solution. It was mid January 2015. I was a volunteer of Ilioupolis Animal Welfare Union back then and one morning a volunteer posted in a secret Facebook group we had those exact words: " we were called for a spatter incident, we're on our way there". Most of us thought it was a dog run over by a car, but it wasn't. I had only seen similar cases on Youtube and never thought I'd witness something like that. The puppy was chained in a field right outside the owner's house. Her neck and legs had been tied with a wire weeks before, and as she was growing bigger the wire was entering the flesh, almost splitting her in two. The healthy tissues around it had started rotting and you could see the bones in her legs sticking out. The neighbor confirmed the abuse, but never gave a statement to the police. Nobody wants to mess with the neighbors. He wasn't even the one who called us. He had been witnessing the abuse for weeks doing nothing. The embeded wire was removed and she spent about two months at the clinic. For the first weeks we thought that she was going to lose both her hind legs. But she recovered, she was fostered for a while by a volunteer and was adopted in Holland a few months after her rescue. Her family adores her. The family's daughter, Gaia, sent me all the photos and videos they have of her and said that she wanted people to know how much she has grown, physically and emotionally. Here is Jade's full story - I hope this answers any question you might still have: http://theorphanpet.com/brutally-abused-puppy-family-adore/ Jade was rescued by Ilioupolis Animal Welfare Union http://www.zeil.gr/ Footage: Elizabeth Mimikelli, Nafsika Krnl, Valia Orfanidou & Jade's family Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ The Orphan Pet Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theorphanpet/?fref=ts Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Who am I: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/ Contact: [email protected]
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Thriving in two legs - Dodo, the dog that lost everything
 
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Dodo lost the battle to kidney failure and passed away on October 16, 2017. When I first met Dodo she had already lost her one leg, and Linda was struggling to save the other, and her tail. I remember the wounds, I just took a glimpse at them, while Linda was cleaning her, but I just couldn't watch. A few weeks ago she was amputated, and came back happier than ever. She is still recovering, so she spends a lot of time in her crate. She is one happy dog. So happy. I know that Linda get asked often why she doesn't "let her go", but letting go of a dog that is simply enjoying life so much doesn't really make an sense. Anyway, this is Dodo's story, and this is her life. She adores Linda, and Linda adores her back. I don't know if she will ever have her rehomed. Maybe if the right person comes along, she can be adopted. This possibility is always there, I guess. About Linda's work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H--EPy5bRpU&t=322s Donate (PayPal): https://www.paypal.me/lindasgreekies Visit her Youcaring campaign: https://www.youcaring.com/greekies-747808 Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ The Orphan Pet Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theorphanpet/?fref=ts Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Who am I: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/ Contact: [email protected]
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Happiest dog ever - Duke, chained to die gets the rescue of a lifetime
 
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Duke lived the first years of his life like most hunting dogs do in Greece: Chained, alone and mistreated, waiting for hunting season to run free for a few days per year and serve his purpose. He served as a hunting dog for a few years and once his owner got tired and grew old, Duke became more like a burden. The solution was to let him starve to death and then dispose of him by throwing him in a river somewhere. It is a common practice in Greece that hunting dogs that grow old, get sick or simply become a burden for any reason are disposed off in cruel ways: abandoned on a mountain in the middle of nowhere and left to starve, shot, hang, drowned or starved. Duke hadn’t been fed for days when one of ZEIL volunteers spotted him. He was rescued the same day and was brought to Athens, where he received treatment for dirofilaria. He was adopted in Denmark. Today he a healthy and happy dog living with his forever family and his three adopted siblings in Denmark. He's now named Charlie Duke was rescued by ZEIL: http://www.zeil.gr/ For more info on how hunting dogs are treated in Greece: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJ3QM6AbV88 Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet//
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Neglected, emaciated and sick Poodle starts a new life
 
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A week ago, SPAZ - the local charity of Glyfada, in Athens Greece, received a call about a matted, sick Poddle that had found shelter in the garage of a building near the local mountain if Imittos. The dogwas collected immediately and was taken to the vet who didn't know where to begin.. He is one of the worst cases of neglect we had ever see. The dog is sick - he suffers from an advanced state of leishmaniasis, that has blinded him and left him with ulcers and a very low hematocrit. He is emaciatedand so weakened that he can barely stand on his feet. The smell coming form his 4-kilo tiny body was horrific, and while he was being groomed, we realized that it came from his ears, that hadn't been cleaned for months. A black, greasy stuff was removed from both his ears, that smelled like manure and had almost deafened him. The most heartbreaking thing of all is that Sakis (as the charity called him) endured the shaving, the cleaning, the bathing, and everything that was done to him with the patience and the elegance of a typical Poodle in a dog show. He is in so much pain that we don't even know where to touch him, he is so weakened that his legs go numb sometimes and he falls, and he is so gentle that he makes our hearts melt. He has a long way to go, but we believe in that little baby. If you wish to donate, you can use the charity's PayPal: [email protected] SPAZ Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SPAZGREECE/ SPAZ website: http://spazgreece.gr/ Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ The Orphan Pet Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theorphanpet/?fref=ts Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Who am I: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/ Contact: [email protected] Music: "One Down Dog" by Wes Hutchinson
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For every cat you see
 
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All cats in the video except two have been rescued by SCARS or belong to feral colonies monitored by SCARS volunteers, a Greek charity that operates mainly in Southern Athens. Most of the videos and photos were taken volunteers during rescues or feeding "trips" around the neighborhoods they cover. *More about the charity and work with cats: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_5FNbvLoPk&t=190s *What do cat rescuers do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJrzAZZRqmg&t=102s Donate: http://www.scars.gr/?page_id=1839&lang=en *Follow the SCARS Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/scars.gr/ Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ The Orphan Pet Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theorphanpet... Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Who am I: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/ Contact: [email protected] Prelude No. 15 by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://chriszabriskie.com/preludes/ Artist: http://chriszabriskie.com/
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Rescue dog has an AMAZING secret! - Oscar's incredible story
 
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Oscar is still looking for his forever home, two years after his rescue. You can watch his new video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyDcO5LCDGc&t=194s Oscar could have been just another typical rescue, but he isn't. He was found on the streets of a rural town of Greece, where he had to survive among a pack of stray dogs who bullied and attacked him. He was severely sick - mange, ehrichia and leishmaniasis. The mange was a torture during the first weeks of his rescue - he had a terrible itch that made his scratch constantly. However he was a happy dog since the first day he arrived at the Save a Greek Stray shelter. Very clean, he loved to take walks, very human and dog friendly. He was treated for all the diseases and today he has recovered and lives at the shelter, waiting for his forever family to fall in love with him - I guarantee that if you meet him, you will fall in love. Apart from the diseases we sometimes noticed something off about Oscar's behavior, but it took us a few weeks to realize that he had lost his eyesight due to ehrichia - a disease caused by ticks that if not treated soon enough can leave a dog blind and even lead to death. The vet confirmed that Oscar can only see some shadows and not much else. I think the reason for taking us so long to realize is more than obvious. Oscar is fully functional - you can easily mistake him for a seeing dog. He is an excellent boy - one of the best-behaved and friendly dogs we ever met. He is looking for a home, and he deserves the best! Read his story here: http://theorphanpet.com/rescuers-discover-rescue-dog/ If you wish to adopt him, please email the shelter at: [email protected] or message the Facebook page. Oscar's photo album: https://www.facebook.com/saveagreekstray/photos/?tab=album&album_id=655784411227449 Save a Greek Stray website: http://www.saveagreekstray.com/ Save a Greek Stray: https://www.facebook.com/saveagreekst... Donations (paypal):[email protected] via Paypal (more than welcome): [email protected] Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ The Orphan Pet Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theorphanpet/?fref=ts Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Who am I: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/ Contact: [email protected] Music: Journey in the New World by Twin Musicom & Invisible Vibe by Vibe Tracks Journey in the New World by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://www.twinmusicom.org/song/258/journey-in-the-new-world Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org
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Rescue and transformation of a wild, sick and starving dog
 
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Shadow (now named LaVie) has been adopted!!: http://theorphanpet.com/couple-adopts-dog/ Shadow was a wild, stray dog, living in the outskirts of Athens, Greece. She used to sleep on a pile of garbage and feed off rotting corpses of livestock, abandoned in the field next to the house where the shepherd lives. She was first spotted by a SPAZ volunteer, wandering among the trash and the corpses, emaciated, very sick and not friendly at all. Her rescue turned out to be a three day task. She would not approach people, and even when sedated she tried to break free, threatening to bite the rescuers. She was in desperate need of foster care, and after remaining a week at the clinic, Zaira took her in. It took two months of hard work, patience, training and consistency, to turn her into a house trained, easygoing dog. She still has trust issues and is very suspicious of strangers, but who can blame her? She is excellent with other dogs and cats, she has been treated for leishmaniasis and is now ready for her forever home. If you wish to give her a home, please email the charity at: [email protected] or message their Facebook page. Donations are always welcome (PayPal: [email protected]) SPAZ Website: http://spazgreece.gr/ SPAZ facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SPAZGREECE/ Shadow's rescue: http://theorphanpet.com/mange-dog-feeding-off-corpses/ Shadow's transformation in her foster home: http://theorphanpet.com/transformation-wild-sick-dog/ Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ The Orphan Pet Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theorphanpet/?fref=ts Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Who am I: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/ Contact: [email protected] Music: Bolero by Ravel
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Dog sick with leishmaniasis- abandoned & rescued
 
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It was after midnight back in July 2014. I was volunteering in Ilioupolis animal Welfare Union back then, and that night we were chatting with some fellow volunteers when one of them posted about a German Shepherd just abandoned up on the mountain. According to the guard working the night shift in the municipality’s garage, a car appeared out of nowhere, dropped off the dog and just left. The guard called a volunteer and she notified the rest of us. I arrived there a few minutes later. It was pitch black. I could barely see the dog tied to a tree. She was crying and looked so confused and disorientated. I called the cops, who arrived about half an hour later, treated me as if I was wasting their time and tried to convince me that instead of doing what I do, I should get a boyfriend and spend the night with him. I replied something like: “Thanks for nothing, I have a boyfriend already” and tried my best to be polite while they were looking at me as if I was an alien or something. I took the dog back home with me. I live on the fourth floor so we took the elevator. It was the first time she saw herself in the mirror and she panicked. She started barking at her reflection and I never managed to calm her down. She smelled as if she had been sleeping in her feces her entire life. Her claws were the larger I had ever seen in a dog and her body was covered in wounds. Apart from herself in the mirror, she had probably never met a dog before in her life. She was the least socialized dog I ever had to foster. Every time she saw a dog she would bark, growl and go crazy as if her life was threatened. I have no idea where her previous owner kept her, but she had to be introduced to a lot of things from the beginning. She knew nothing about nothing. Her blood tests came back and –of course- she suffered from leishmaniasis. Leishmania is a parasite affecting the blood and is transmitted to dogs by infected sandflies. It is a fatal disease if left untreated and in Greece it is like an epidemic. One out of two dogs rescued from the streets is affected, but she was not a stray. Someone owned this gorgeous animal and never even bothered to use an antiparasitic product so that she wouldn’t get infected. As her being sick became more than obvious (claws growing at a very fast rate and open wounds that never heal are basic symptoms), he just left her on the mountain so that someone else would clean up after all the mess. We named her Alma and I fostered her for about twenty days. She was adopted the same summer by an amazing Greek couple. You can check her full story with footage from her new home her: http://theorphanpet.com/neglected-dog-abandoned-on-a-mountain-finds-her-dream-home/ Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/ Contact: [email protected]
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Auguste Corteau presents his newly adopted puppy, Jerry
 
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If you are Greek, I guess that you already know Auguste Corteau. If not, and you’re first hearing about him from me, then you should know that I am very anxious while writing this. I’ll do my best to present him, and no, I won’t copy-paste anything from wikipedia apart from “Auguste Corteau (Greek: Αύγουστος Κορτώ) is the pen name of the Greek author Petros Hadjopoulos (Πέτρος Χατζόπουλος). He was born in Thessaloniki (Greece), in 1979.” Apart from his prolific work (novels, novellas and short stories collections, children’s books, translations), Auguste Corteau is an activist, without really being one, if that makes sense. He is the type of person that may be seen as an activist, while all he does really is live his life, be himself, and talk about things few of us like to talk about publicly, with an honesty that sometimes offends the wrong people - because honesty shouldn't really be offensive to anyone. With almost 150.000 followers on facebook, and numerous haters - it comes with the job - he touches some very delicate subjects, such as mental illness, suicide and homosexuality, with one common denominator in each and everyone of his posts: honesty (at least this is what I see). He has been my friend for about 15 years - since I met him as the new partner of my best friend Tasos (now his husband), and what I gained from that friendship is the realization that I can be myself, that I can think, talk, and act as I want to, not as I am supposed to. I know that he has helped a lot of young people in Greece, who struggle every day in a society that discriminates and criticizes anything and anyone that is “different”, gay, bipolar, fat, handicapped, you name it, just like he helped me, and this is simply amazing. Jerry is about to become one of the most famous dogs in Greece (not because of this video), and maybe one day he can even have a book about him! He was rescued by Save the Tails, a small group of volunteers in West Athens. Follow them on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/adespota.skulakia.petroupolis/ Follow Auguste Corteau on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/auguste.corteau What wikipedia says about him: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auguste_Corteau Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ The Orphan Pet Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theorphanpet... Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Who am I: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/ Contact: [email protected] A huge thanks to my patrons: Amanda Wheaton, Brenda Moulton, Catherine Ruiz, Deborah Medel, Dena Weirich, Denise, Dimitri Stephanopoulos, Doris N, Eleniki, Elizabeth Sisney, Emmanouela Rantsiou, Frances Robb, Genevieve Koning, George Dres, Gudrun Mirlein, Han Sung-Yup, ivanova-turta liubov, Jacqueline K, John Papathanasiou, Lin Coghlan, Lynette Olney, Maria Fischer, Maria Grazia Paganini, Michael Aspros, Michael Winkle, pa d., Panagiotis Anastasiou, Paul Hester, randomsurfer, Riccardo Rocchi, Rob Hanss, Ron Schulz, Sindy Bohada, Shehara Gunasekara, Shubhankita, Stefanie Feger-Ebert, Uma Meyer
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Kitten trapped in storm drain and crying for help is rescued
 
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This poor kittens cry for help could be heard from blocks away. Trapped under a storm drain, it was desperate, hungry, scared and fighting for its life all alone. Rescuers heard him cry and finally after an hour of trying, they managed to catch it and pull it out safe and sound. The kitten was placed in a box and moved to a safer place where its cat colony lives. This time it got lucky, next time maybe won't be as fortunate. Did you know that a female cat alone can have up to 2000 descendants in only 18 months? Stray cats in Greece are a huge problem. They are literally everywhere, facing hazards like this every day. Many people are anooyed by the big number of stray cats in their neighborhood, and the "solution" they think is appropriate is killing them with rat poison. The only way to help reduce their number of stray cats and help most of them have a decent life on the streets is by staying and neuter as many female cats as we possibly can. The kittens feral colony is next in our TNR schedule, and I hope he's mature enough to be neutered as well. The colony is being taken care of and controlled by a volunteer. Learn about our effort to help stray cats. Follow SCARS (Second Chance Animal Welfare Society) on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scars.gr/?fr... or at www.scars.gr TNR campaign: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=306zL... TNR stories: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s... Why TNR is crucial: http://theorphanpet.com/tnr-when-you-realize-that-honeymoon-is-over/#more-66 Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ The Orphan Pet Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theorphanpet/?fref=ts Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Who am I: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/ Contact: [email protected] Mario Bava Sleeps In a Little Later Than He Expected To by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Source: http://chriszabriskie.com/vendaface/ Artist: http://chriszabriskie.com/
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5 cities, 3 continents, 1 race - Penny Marathon 2018
 
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The Penny Marathon started as an idea of two Greek-Australians in 2012, and has become an annual event. Apart from organizing the actual marathon, the Penny Marathon is a registered charity that provides both a voice to stray, abandoned, neglected and abused companion animals (cats and dogs) and support to the people and groups that fight to save their lives. The money raised through donations and sales is primarily used for various stages of the rescue–rehome process, such as medical emergencies, boarding, food and bedding, spay and neutering, vaccinations, travel and other essential costs, both in Greece and Australia (and as of this year in USA). The Penny Marathon is a big love of mine. It's the event of the year, and this will the third time I'll be there, in the marathon in Athens ..ehmm..filming form the car! The experience is awesome, and every year, we become more and more! Penny Marathon website: http://www.pennymarathon.com/ Penny Marathon Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pennymarathon/ * Registration form ATHENS, GREECE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdBzLL-xXKD7tNfCgahoAUbE4QP-ozc2LdQxjf9Eg9X48BYRw/viewform *Registration form USA (VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdlY2LjjZ1pBz7DLg20kDCKODD-Z7wccsTODf4kxwPu-GJopg/viewform * Registration form SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScC5Hj0B_BdphO_fdTtr4eg74qP6CGWTFFf-ryTs2P440qm9w/viewform ***For more information about the marathon please email the charity at: [email protected] or message the facebook page (link above) Donations: http://www.pennymarathon.com/donate/ If you can't participate, you can donate for one of the marathons - visit the charity's page for more info. Volunteers are always needed! Music: "Thump and Jump" by Jimmy Fontanez Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ The Orphan Pet Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theorphanpet/?fref=ts Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Who am I: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/ Contact: [email protected]
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Carrying a bullet across Europe - a puppy's wheelie adventures
 
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Shot when she was only a few weeks old, in a village somewhere in central Greece, Nicky was left paralyzed. The bullet remained stuck in her spine, and it cannot be removed, so Nicky will be carrying the evidence of the worst of humanity in her tiny little body for the rest of her life. The first vet Nicky was taken to, suggested that they put her to sleep – but that was not an option. A paralyzed dog can have a good life, as long as it is being taken care of properly. Nicky will probably never walk again, but she might regain some usage of her back legs with proper physiotherapy and hydrotherapy. Today she is happily adopted in the UK, and she shares her daily adventures in her Facebook page - I swear, if you knew her, you would think that it is actually her talking (well, writing..). There were a lot of people involved in Niki's rescue, including: 1. Her rescuer: https://www.facebook.com/ermioni.giannakou 2. Her foster mum: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0q0phJvkGs&t=50s Donate to Linda: https://www.paypal.me/lindasgreekies 3. https://www.facebook.com/New-Hope-Dog-Squad-754649034630684/ Niki's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/greekiestar/ Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ The Orphan Pet Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theorphanpet/?fref=ts Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Who am I: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/ Contact: [email protected]
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I am Valia
 
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*Help create more compassionate people: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet In April 2014 I uploaded a video about my first rescue dog, Apollo. I had picked him from the street the year before and he turned out to be such an amazing companion, that I just wanted to share that with the world. Since then, I have rescued, fostered and trained many dogs and have volunteered at various animal welfare charities (links below). After that first video I kept filming rescue dogs and cats and I never imagined I could get that far. One day I went out, found a paw print on the pavement, painted it red, photographed it, and this paw has been my channel's and blog's profile picture ever since. Some say the red paint looks like blood - well, life on the streets is not paved with rose pedals. I started sharing rescue stories and after the first couple of them went viral, I realized that Greek rescues can and should reach as many people as possible - this is one of the reasons why the channel and my blog are in English. Today is actually my birthday, and the channel needed a trailer, so here it is. Thanks for reading! Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ The Orphan Pet Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theorphanpet/?fref=ts Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Who am I: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/ Contact: [email protected] The charities whose rescues you will find in this channel are: Save a Greek Stray: http://www.saveagreekstray.com/ SCARS: http://www.scars.gr/ SPAZ: http://spazgreece.gr/ ZEIL: http://www.zeil.gr/ Animal Action: http://www.animalactiongreece.gr/1_1/HomePage Penny Marathon: http://www.pennymarathon.com/
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A dog named Monty - story of a lone wolf
 
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Help create more compassionate people: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Monty was rescue about a year and a half ago. Save a Greek Stray was notified about a very sick stray dog, living in a sewer drain somewhere in teh outskirts of Athens. He was feral and aggressive, and he had never been around people before in his life. He was caught with the help on an anesthetic, but despite that, he kept fighting until the last minute. He suffered from an old fracture in his hind leg, leishmaniasis, mange and his body was covered in ticks and fleas. He made a full recovery, but remained untamed for too long. Everyone who tried failed, volunteers, trainers. Everyone. I never tried to tell you the truth, I think I was afraid I would fail. When Alexandros, his trainer started working with him, I wasn't sure what to expect. But he did manage to finally get Monty out of that kennel. Life in the shelter will not help Monty progress much more. He might get a bit better, but basically this is it for him. But impossible is nothing. We have seen it before, miracles happen, like it happened with Shadow (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fSkYecj9Gs) who was just like him. If you wish to give Monty a chance and offer him a home, please email: [email protected] or message the charity's Facebook page Save a Greek Stray FB page: https://www.facebook.com/saveagreekstray/ Save a Greek Stray website: https://www.saveagreekstray.com/ Donate: https://www.saveagreekstray.com/en/ethelontismos/ Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ The Orphan Pet Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theorphanpet/?fref=ts Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Who am I: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/ Contact: [email protected] Prelude No. 6 by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://chriszabriskie.com/preludes/ Artist: http://chriszabriskie.com/
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Stray cat crashes dog park and feels right at home
 
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This is Maggie and she lives in a southern suburb of Athens, Greece. She is one of the 2-3 million stray cats in Greece, but she is a bit different than most of them. Maggie is spayed and has been living in this neighborhood for years. She hangs out at the local cafe sometimes, sleeping next to the stove on her favorite chair. Everyone knows her and everyone loves her - well, not everyone I suppose, it's impossible for everyone to love strays. She is a very human centered cat, always expecting a cuddle, whether you pass by her at the cafeteria or the street. That day I was on my way to the dog park with three of my dogs, when we bumped into Maggie. She immediately joined the group and followed us all the way to the dog park, where she felt right at home. Basically she did what the dogs did. Go around, sniff a bit, then come back to us for cuddle, as we were sitting on the bench, use the "toilet" and sunbathe while the dogs were watching confused (and us in love with her). Apparently, Maggie has a good life. But if you know the slightest thing about animal welfare in Greece, you feel like all strays are living on borrowed time. Especially friendly dogs and cats are in constant risk on bumping into the wrong person, while no one else is there to help them. The problem is that those friendly strays have a whole neighborhood supporting their stray life. I am not saying that this is the case for Maggie, but it has happened too many time before: the neighbors blaming us of "kidnapping" the stray and depriving them of their "oh so great" stray life of sleeping on the street and feeding of...whatever. Meh. Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ The Orphan Pet Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theorphanpet/?fref=ts Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Who am I: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/ Contact: [email protected] Fenster's Explination by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=Fenster%27s Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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Rescue of a mother dog who gave birth chained in the middle of nowhere
 
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*Help create more compassionate people: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Lara appears to be a Pit Bull mix, and like most of these dogs, she ended up in the hands of the wrong people. No one knows who her owner was, but there must be hundreds of thousands of people so far that have wished the worst for him. Lara was pregnant, and while pregnant she was taken to a forest near Nafplion, Greece, and was left there tied, in the middle of nowhere, to give birth alone, without food, water or shelter. She survived and kept her puppies alive for 10 days, until she was finally rescued. People in the nearby village knew about her, but nobody untied her, nor provided her with food or water. Her rescuer's first post was devastating, the people who finally liberated her were overwhelmed, to say the least. She was extremely malnourished, dehydrated and in shock. One of the puppies did not make it, but the three remaining ones are thriving in Linda's home shelter. They are ready for adoption. If you wish to adopt them, please contact their foster mum at: [email protected] Donate: https://www.paypal.me/lindasgreekies Crowdfunding: https://www.youcaring.com/greekies-747808 Who their foster mum is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H--EPy5bRpU&t=803s Her rescuer's first post: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003537992552&sk=photos&collection_token=100003537992552%3A2305272732%3A69&set=a.1217902918337630.1073741857.100003537992552&type=3 Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ The Orphan Pet Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theorphanpet/?fref=ts Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Who am I: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/ Contact: [email protected] Music: "Reflections" by MK2 & "Seagul" by Everet Almond
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The dog that no one would adopt - Sofi's story
 
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*Support this channel on patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet I met Sofi the first time I visited the Save a Greek Stray shelter. I now feel so bad about it, but the first thought that crossed my mind when I saw her was : “oh, no. There’s another one that will get to spend it’s entire life here” It was probably distemper she had suffered from when she was still a puppy that made her walk this way, and besides the fact that she was an adult, black mix breed dog, her condition made her even less adoptable. But there was something about her.. Sofi would fall, and then get back up, and then fall again and get back up, again, and again…as if nothing had happened. All the love in the world was in that huge heart of hers. Love for people, for dogs, love for life. And we gave her a chance, like we do for all the dogs, thinking..”you never know”. I posted her video and waited. Waited for someone to look beside her colour and her medical issues. And among all the loving people who watched it, and shared it and admired Sofi’s strength and kindness, there was one woman who did something more. Marcia was Dutch, and saw Sofi as the perfect companion for her, her husband, their three amazing children and their two rescue dogs. We would inform her on Sofi’s condition and every day life, and she’d send us photos of the new life that was awaiting Sofi 2.500 kilometers away. We could see who her playmates would be, the members of her new family, her new home, her brand new bed with her name written on it, her new life – a life we could never imagine was there waiting for a dog like her. And after a month or so, Marcia flew all the way from Holland to Greece to pick her up. I had the honor of accompanying her to the shelter. The drive all the way there must have felt like forever. I could tell she couldn’t wait. And finally we were there. And finally they met. I don’t know what was going on inside Sofi’s little head when Irene took her out, but it was like she recognized Marcia, even though she had never met her before. It was as if she knew that Marcia was there for her. We spent the day at the shelter. One of those beautiful sunny winter days of Athens, when you feel that no matter what, everything - everything is going to be ok. Sofi would run around and play with her friends, lay down and sunbathe and then run into Marcia’s arms again for more cuddling. She looked so confident. She had that attitude, as if she was telling the rest of the dogs:” That woman is mine – you can enjoy her all you want today, but she’s coming home with me”. That was going to be her last day the shelter, and she enjoyed it as much as she could. Their flight was scheduled for the next day, but Marcia couldn’t let go. I don’t know how many times we were about to leave, but stayed a little longer, and a little longer. Marcia would hug Sofi and talk to her. I don’t undersand a word in dutch, and never asked what it was that she was telling her. I only know that they were words of love and promices that she meant to keep. In the afternoon we let Sofi rest. The last time I saw her, she was in her kennel, while Marcia was on the other side trying to take a many photos of her as possible, photos of Sofi’s life before her. And the next day they left. And two days later we started receiving emails with photos and videos on Sofi’s new life. A life she had never dreamed of. A life so far away from the land that hurt her and rejected her cast her aside. A life in which Sofi has her own hand made bed, a warm corner in the house where she can sunbathe, a family to adore her and a forest nearby where she can run all free and happy, along with her friends. A life well deserved. This isn’t really a video dedicated to Sofi. It is a video about her, but it is dedicated to all the others that keep waiting in the shelter’s kennels. Waiting for a new life and a chance to be seen as a family member and a companion. And hopefully, Sofi’s story will give them a chance as well. And it might convince some amazing people out there, that their beloved future dog might be waiting for them thousands of miles away. It might be black or old. It might have three legs and a past of sorrow and abuse. It might walk funny or not hear well. But, no matter what, it will be a loyal, loving and forever grateful. For more amazing dog rescue stories visit our Bolg: http://theorphanpet.com/ The organization: Save a Greek Stray: http://www.saveagreekstray.com/ FB page: https://www.facebook.com/saveagreekst... Donate: [email protected] For adopting a Greek stray please contact: [email protected] Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ The Orphan Pet Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theorphanpet/?fref=ts Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Who am I: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/ Contact: [email protected]
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Dog and rescued kitten - a love story
 
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(Scroll for english/Baja para español) Σαν το σκύλο με την γάτα...εεε....περίπου! Ο Σίφης, ο σκύλος, σε μία από τις βόλτες του βρήκε τον Πολ (Πολύφημο), τον γάτο. Δεν τον προσπέρασε, ούτε αυτός, ούτε η Μαρία. Παρότι 25 ημερών, και πολύ άσχημος για κάποιους λόγω τη΄ς μόλυνσης στο μάτι του, ο Πολ έχει πολύ ζωή μέσα του, και θα τα καταφέρει, ακόμα και με ένα μάτι, γιατί έχει πολύ αγάπη όπως βλέπετε! Για όσους αναρωτιέστε πώς γίνεται αυτό, θα ξαφνιαστείτε αν μάθετε ότι είναι πολύ συχνό. Οι εθελοντές των φιλοζωικών σωματείων το βλέπουν συνέχεια. Από ένστικτο τα σκυλάκια μας φροντίζουν και πλένουν τακτικά άρρωστα ορφανά γατάκια, και γίνονται οι καλλίτερες νταντάδες. Οπότε να έχετε σκύλο, μην διστάσετε να φροντίσετε ένα γατάκι. Μπορεί να γίνετε μάρτυρες μιας τέτοιας σκηνής, που είναι ενακτίμητης αξίας! ΥΓ: To γατάκι τελικά δεν τα κατάφερε. Έφυγε για τον κόσμο των αγγέλων, έχοντας λάβει πολύ αγάπη, όπως τού άξιζε. Wonder how cats and dogs get along? Sifis, the dog, found Paul, the kitten in one of his walks. Neither him nor Maria left him behind. Although Paul might look ugly to some because of his eye, there is too much strength in him, and too much love around, so he will make it. He is only 25 days old. If you wonder how can that be, well actually it's pretty often. Our dogs' instinct usually makes them take care of orphan kittens like that and they become the best baby sitters. So in case you have a dog, don't hesitate to foster a baby kitten. You might witness a scene like this one, wich is priceless! PS: The kitten didn't make it. But it died having felt loved and cared for, just like it deserved. RIP Sifis, el perro, encontró a Pol, el gatito en uno de sus paseos. Ni él ni María dejaron al perrito atrás. Pol, aunque tiene sólo 25 días, y sufre de una infección muy mala en su ojo, tiene mucha fuerza y mucho amor, y lo superará todo! PS: El gatito no sobrevivió. Pero murió habiendo sido amado como se lo merecía.
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Rescue of mange dog feeding off corpses - First day of a new life
 
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Shadow has recovered, here she is today (2/3/17): http://theorphanpet.com/rescue-transformation-wild-sick-starving-dog/ I like to upload a video after a dog has recovered, but some rescues are just too much, and i need to share. I was there in Shadow's rescue - the moment when she is finally put in the box is not filmed, because I needed to help. She put up quite a fight and tired to bite us. The sedative had helped a lot, since she did not have the strength to run off or fight more. She lived somewhere in the outskirts of Athens, Greece. Next to the field there was house, with actual people living there who were even upset because we were filming the whole thing. They are probably the owners of the sheep, whose bodies they leave rotting next to their house after they slaughter them. Shadow would feed off the leftovers and survive. She suffers from leishmaniasis and (obviously) mange, and she will remain at the clinic until she finishes her treatment. She has a long way to go, physically and mentally, but she is a fighter, obviously. If you wish to donate, you can use the charity's PayPal: [email protected] SPAZ website: http://spazgreece.gr/ SPAZ Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SPAZGREECE/ Shadow's rescue story as I saw it: http://theorphanpet.com/mange-dog-feeding-off-corpses/ Shadow's first days at her foster home: http://theorphanpet.com/starving-rescue-dog-trust/ Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ The Orphan Pet Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theorphanpet/?fref=ts Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Who am I: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/ Contact: [email protected] Music: I Feel You by Kevin MacLeod I Feel You by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100841 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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What is mange?
 
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After mange dogs recover, especially if they have been left untreated for so long that their skin has "turned to stone", always make you go "wow!". And yes it is wow, but the truth is that mange is one of the easiest diseases to cure. Unlike other diseases dogs can suffer from, that make them look fine but in truth are very sick, mange gets all the glory, because of it's amazing before - after effect. Although mange is easy to treat, most dogs that suffer from it usually suffer a number of diseases, far more dangerous than mange, and the more weakened a dog's immune system is, the more likely it is that it will be affected by mange and other diseases, like leishmaniasis, the Mediterranean disease most adopters fear. All dogs in the video were rescued by the two folowing Greek charities: Save a Greek Stray: https://saveagreekstray.org/en/ (dinations: https://saveagreekstray.org/en/support-us/) and SPAZ: http://spazgreece.gr/ (donations: http://spazgreece.gr/donate/) Video: Valia Orfanidou The Orphan Pet Blog: http://theorphanpet.com/ The Orphan Pet Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theorphanpet/?fref=ts Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theorphanpet Who am I: https://www.facebook.com/vorfanidou Twitter: https://twitter.com/OrphanGr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orphanpet/ Contact: [email protected] Disco Sting by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100363 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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