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You can show your love for just 2.50 a week

Your 2.50 a week will help The Strays of Greece Simply support the The dog shelter in Halkida as it is really struggling to survive and they are trying to get some of the dogs sponsored - the ones that will never find a home. This is really important as, otherwise, I think they might fold and goodness knows what will happen to the 200 dogs in their care.

choose from the dogs below and start a very rewarding friendship.

Most of the dogs in our care find loving new homes, but some of them aren’t able to settle in a home environment because of health problems or because of their difficult pasts. They've got loads of love to give and all they need is a best friend like you! So why not sponsor one today for as little as 2.50 a week.With over 200 stray and abandoned dogs in Halkida shelter at any one time, we really need your help. We don't receive any government funding and we are totally dependent on the generosity of people like you. For as little as 2.50 a week we will ensure that your sponsor dogs, and others, get a second chance for a happy life.
Bruno

Bruno

I used to be a stray outside Halkida. Life was lonely and most of my days I spent looking for food. One day I thought my luck had turned when a woman offered me a meal. It was delicious, and for a moment I felt happy since I knew I wouldn’t have to search for food that day. But the food made me sick, I didn’t think I was going to make it. Before I knew it, I woke up at the hospital for dogs. When I got better I was taken to the Halkida Animal Shelter. There were so many other dogs there, and in the beginning was so scared. Then I learned that some of them once had been poisoned too, and that I was lucky to be alive. My life is pretty good now, even though it recently was revealed that I suffer from Leishmania. I need medication two times a day or else I feel tired.
Leslie

Leslie

When I was born my mother was very happy. Sadly her owner didn’t feel the same way, and when I got a little bigger he drove me outside the city and left me underneath a big tree. I was so scared that I didn’t dare to move. In the night a bigger dog came, and he was very angry since I was sitting underneath his tree, he said. I thought he was going to kill me when a lady came running to my rescue. She had heard me screaming and she lifted me up, and took me away from the big mean dog. The following day she took me to the Halkida Animal Shelter. As soon as I got there I met many other puppies, and they all cheered me up. Today I am sharing my kennel with four other dogs. We all have in common that we all suffer from Leishmania. The disease makes my skin scale a lot, but I don’t see it as a problem. As long as I get my medication I feel very good, and I can play as much as I want.
Willy

Willy

How I ended up in Halkida Animal Shelter is some of a mystery since I was too young to remember. All I know is what others have told me – that I was found as a puppy in a cardboard box in a garbage dumpster in Halkida. I have been living at the shelter for almost three years now. I love running around barking, and foremost to annoy the older dogs in my kennel. Two times a day I am given Zylapour since I am suffering from Leishmania.

Just 10.00 a month would save anyone of these lovely friends
Una 

Una

Just because I once belonged to a family, it doesn’t imply that I was a very happy dog. I was mostly tied up outside the house with my food bowl as only company. Life was very boring, and I used to daydream about another life with cuddles, long walks, and exciting smells. One day my owner took me for a ride in his car, and I felt so excited to finally get to see the life outside the fence I had been staring at for years. But my owner took me to another fence that I had never seen before, tied me up, and then left me there. From the other side of the fence I could hear the barks of many other dogs and I was very scared. After a few hours outside the fence finally a woman found me, and she let me meet the other dogs. At present I am about eight years old, and the day I was left outside Halkida Animal Shelter seems distant. Sadly I suffer from Leishamania, but as long as I get my medication I feel OK. I’m enjoying very much not to be tied up and spend a lot of my time just running around inside my kennel.
Reno 

Reno

As many other dogs here at Halkida Animal Shelter, I was a stray dog. I didn’t like my life since all I did was looking to food and water. Especially the summers were very unpleasant since it was hard to find water, the heat was draining my energy, and the food I found often was rotten. One night I was about to cross a big road, when I was hit by a car. The accident hurt my paw badly and my body was trembling from the traumatic experience. I don’t know for how long I was lying by the road side. It could have been hours or days. I had given up hope for anyone to notice me as car after car just passed and disappeared in the horizon. Then finally a car stopped, and they drove me to the shelter where I was taken care of. At present, I get medication two times a day since I am suffering from Leishmania, and even though my paw never fully recovered I am more than able to play around with my friends.
Lancelot 

Lancelot

Many years ago I was living with a family. One day they decided they didn’t want me anymore so they let me free. I didn’t want to be alone so I was sitting outside their house for days, but they didn’t let me in. I had no other choice than to try to survive on my own. For many days I walked, hungry and tired. To be without water and food for such a long time drained all of my energy, so finally I decided that my journey had come to an end. Just when I thought that my life was over, a car stopped and a woman came to my rescue. She gave me water and food, and then she drove me to Halkida Animal Shelter. I have been here for many years now, and I know I will never go hungry again. Even though I have a lot of friends here and life is better than on the streets, I haven’t lost hope about being adopted.
Elvis 

Elvis

When I was a puppy my life used to be very different from today. I had a big family and they would always tell me how cute I was, and they would play and cuddle with me. But when I grew big they didn’t want me in the house anymore so they put a chain around my neck and let me sit outside the house all day. Some days the sun was burning me and I had nowhere to hide, other days it was raining and my paws got all muddy. One day the man in the family took me to Halkida Animal Shelter and tied me outside the gate, and just left me there. When I was brought in to the shelter I felt very scared of all the other dogs, but after a few days I realized that many of them had the same experience as me, and we became friends.
Jake 

Jake

I used to be a stray, wondering around the countryside of Evia, looking for food and friendship. One day a man shot me in my back leg, and even today I cannot understand what I did to deserve this horrible punishment. Luckily I managed to escape, even though I was badly hurt. I sure thought that my life would soon be over, when a friendly old man found me and brought me to the veterinary. Today I’m living at the Halkida Animal Shelter. I have a lot of energy, love to cuddle, and even though I only have three legs I’m a pretty good.

Just 10.00 a month would save anyone of these lovely friends
Husky 

Husky

My name is Husky, and I came to Halkida Animal Shelter 5 years ago. Before I came here I was living in a nice house with my owner. One day my owner decided that I had grown too big, and that she wanted a puppy instead of me. After she had left me at the shelter I was at first very sad since I was missing her so much. Now I have been at the shelter for more than five years, and I’m living in a kennel with three other dogs. They have become like my new family, but sometimes I miss my old life.
Kanello 

Kanello

My mother was a stray so I grew up on the streets of Halkida. Every day was a struggle of survival, and all I could focus on was to find food for the day. I learned early that I couldn’t trust humans, since some of them could be nice and give me food, while some could yell at me, kick me, or throw things at me. The hardest part as a stray is the loneliness and the hunger. When people gave me food I thought they wanted to be my friend and that they could give me a new home, but when I started to follow them home, they ran away from me or started yelling at me. I learned that no one wants a stray in their house. One day when I was not feeling very good a nice woman took me to the vet. When I felt better I was driven to the shelter, and now I have been living here for almost 7 years. The younger dogs in my kennel keeps me fully occupied, but at least I have both food and friends now.

You can show your love for just 2.50 a week


To Sponsor One of These Lovely Friends Please Complete The Standing Order With The Name Of The Dog And send To Lyn Purden Or Any Queries Please Contact Lyn
 on

01647 24378
Or Email info@straysofgreece.org

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