Stray Dog Shot In The Back By Cruel Passerby Needs Your Help To Walk Again

Stray Dog Shot In The Back By Cruel Passerby Needs Your Help To Walk Again

Photo: Hundepaten Home

Meet Aggie.

This sweet dog has spent her whole life as a stray living among hundreds of other homeless dogs in Greece. As if searching for food and shelter wasn't hard enough, this poor pup was shot in the back by a cruel passerby just as she was being rescued by a local shelter, Hundepate Home.

She was rushed to an animal hospital where the bullet was found lodged in her spine. She underwent emergency surgery to remove the bullet and give her the best chance at walking again. The ruthless attack resulted in Aggie losing most of her mobility in her hind legs.

Photo: Hundepaten Home

However, her medical team is optimistic that with extensive physical therapy and disability-friendly improvements to her shelter, she will walk again. She is currently on pain meds and her wound is being treated daily.

Her road to recovery will be long and expensive. Greater Good Charities' Emergency Animal Medical fund is donating towards her care, but we need your help.

Photo: Hundepaten Home

The fund was created to give shelter dogs in need of medical care a second chance. Shelters are barely able to feed the animals in their care with their minimal budgets, which leaves little or nothing for medical bills. Countless lives have been saved thanks to your continued support. Let's help Aggie walk again.

The overpopulation of homeless dogs and cats in Greece is an ongoing crisis. In late 2023, Greater Good Charities was approached by groups working in the city of Xanthi, Northern Greece, to assist in the support of over 600 dogs seeking out an existence in and around a municipal rubbish site. Since then, working alongside the Animal Rescue Site and community partners, they have provided food, specialist medical care, funded high quality spay-neuter services and supported foster and adoption for dozens of dogs.

Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, Greater Good Charities and the Animal Rescue Site are in the process of deepening our commitment to the dogs of Xanthi, ensuring every animal has the support it needs. We are also expanding our reach to several new areas within Greece, supporting both cats and dogs in need.

Aggie is just one of the many pets we're helping in Greece, but we can't cover her ongoing care without your support. Help us meet our goal of $4,000 for Aggie and pets like her.


Andrea Powell

Andrea Powell is an animal enthusiast who resides in West Michigan. When not writing, she is exploring the great outdoors with her dogs and horses.

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