Archive for April, 2009

Bon Voyage

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009
Bon Voyage

They traveled 800km to get this dog

On Sunday, April 12th, Barbara, a friend and seven dogs left Paros by car. They travelled via Patras-Venice to Munich, where they arrived 55 hours later. Most of the dogs were puppies around six months old, that had been abandonned in different places on the island. For one of these puppies, a German family travelled 400 km and back to come and pick it up this Tuesday in Munich! A puppy that only two months earlier had been left on a parking lot in Paroikia with five others. Four of the dogs that made the journey are already with their families, only three are still waiting for rehoming with foster families. We wish them all a very happy dog life!
For the return trip, the car was loaded to the top with transport boxes used to transport dogs by plane. These boxes end up after the flights in Germany, are very expensive and need to be brought back to Paros regularly.
To help avoiding special trips like this one please help us when you travel: consider transporting a dog when you travel to Germany or boxes, when you come back to Paros. For information or details call 6976 322 076

Your neighbours dog II

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

Animal lover and new PAWS member Julie saw this dog in her neighbourhood. She called PAWS and Barbara went to check out the situation. The owner says she loves the dog. Barbara suspects Leishmania and suggested a therapy to improve the dogs condition. We will keep you posted!Poor DogThe feet

Puppies Abandonned

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

G.B. and the pups

Animal lover G.B. found 6 puppies abandonned near the new slaughter house. Last year he had found 2 pups not far from this place. He called Barbara and the puppies are safe now. Please excuse the photo: it is the only one, the shutter hadn’t opened properly.

Dissssgusssting condition….

Monday, April 6th, 2009

ZottelPAWS member Martina found a sweet little stray dog last night in Paroikia. It is very skinny, practically skin & bones and at close inspection revealed a disgusting condition: thick pads of tangled hair interwoven with several hundreds of ticks. At least 50 fat ticks full of blood were still on the dog, just because there was no way they could go anywhere, caught up in the matted fur. Staying there until they had digested and got hungry again. It could almost be called symbiotic – had it been of any use for the dog. The little male is very sweet and put up with the cleaning up process with stoic patience, even lying on his back when needed. He has had his first bath, too, but the cleaning up could not be finished in one session… One of the worst cases Barbara has ever seen. Pawsy’s dreadlocks were worse, but at least she was found before the tick season.
Day II: Barbara and Biggie combine their forces and for 1 1/2 hours work on the little dog together. He accepts the 4 hands as willingly as before the 2. The more fur is trimmed away, the more ticks appear. TangledTrustingTicksMore ticks
A diferent dog

Mud Dogs

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Mud DogsOn a day like this, it is very hard to take care of the animals. You cannot prevent getting really dirty yourself. Look at the dogs, all seem to have the same colour…Mud Dogs

Another Dog rehomed in Paros

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Tsuki, the little pup found in Tsukalia recently, found a home here on the island. Good Luck!Tsuki stays in Paros