Seeing A ‘Petrified’ Dog Dying On The Street, She Took It Home. 4 Months Later …

By Tieu
November 12, 2016Editors' Choice
Seeing A ‘Petrified’ Dog Dying On The Street, She Took It Home. 4 Months Later …

After being abandoned by its heartless owner, the mangy mutt was rescued and nursed by to health by non-profit animal welfare organisation Save a Greek Stray.

The five-year-old mixed breed dog, who was left to die on the streets of Oropus, in East Attica, Greece, is now looking for a loving home.

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Staff at the shelter nursed the adorable animal, who had numerous health problems, back to health over a period of four months.

The caring team nicknamed the hound Petra, which is Greek for stone.

Shelter manager Irinia Psarrou, 37, said: “We were informed of a dog in a bad state near the shelter. After looking for three days, we finally saw her walking by the side of the street.

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“She was very scared of people, and we had to sedate her in order to catch her. She tested positive for mange and other Mediterranean diseases.

“It took a lot of special medication, medical baths, special spot-ons to improve her skin condition and very good quality food.

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“It took four months for Petra to completely recover – but she is still very scared and shy. Our volunteer Valia visits the shelter once a week to see Petra, trying to rehabilitate her.

“It took Valia less than two months to bring Petra around to become a happy dog, who enjoys human contact and loves going out for walks. Sadly, she is still at the shelter waiting for her forever home.

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“Unfortunately, Petra is not the only dog found in such a condition – in Greece we are very used to seeing dogs in a similar condition, and we deal with them on a daily basis.”

Save a Greek Stray relies on donations to helps save poorly pooches – it costs around 1,200 euro to rescue and care for one abandoned pup.



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