“Petra is starved, in pain, and exhausted – she can barely move. She’s been fighting far too many things for too long,” wrote Save A Greek Stray when they first saw her and knew they had to rescue her.
The dog had been living on the streets of Oropos, a rural area of Athens, Greece for many years. But the years had taken their toll and her body was riddled with infections and sickness.
She was touched by the dog she hadn’t even met and wrote, “Even severely emaciated and with her face turned into stone by mange, the way she looked right into the camera made her look gorgeous. As if she was looking into your soul.”
Her affinity for Petra lead Valia to reach out to the rescue and arrange a visit.
Valia has rescued dogs deemed “hopeless” cases before but she quickly realized that Petra had a worse problem than all her health issues and that was she did not trust anyone.
“Despite the love and care she had been receiving for months, she was still too fearful, unwilling to leave her cage and would growl at the other dogs,” explains Valia.
“She never made a step backwards, until she reached the point where she is today,” said Valia.
The dog who looked like stone and was stone-hearted has transformed into a “happy, social, affectionate, perfect dog” says Valia. Only one thing is missing, and that’s a forever home. Petra is available in Greece through Save A Greek Stray.