An extremely sick dog was found dying on a rural dirt road in Oropos, Greece. She was starved and neglected for years, and had developed a very serious case of infectious mange that made her skin scaly and hard like stone,
When “Save A Greek Stray” rescued the poor girl, they named her Petra, which means “stone” in Greek.
At the vet’s, the caretakers were anxious to see Petra’s advanced case of mange. After tests, it was found that she was also suffering from leishmaniasis, ehrichia, and several other health issues. The most heartbreaking part was that Petra had given up on life. She had stopped trusting humans long ago, and simply wanted her painful life to end.
As Petra’s plight went viral on social media, dog rehabilitator Valia Orfanidou decided to help Petra heal and find her strength again. Valia realized that more than medicines, Petra needed unconditional love and care from humans. In this video, we see Petra’s journey as she gradually heals and makes a stunning transformation into a gorgeous, affectionate and playful dog!
The rescue is now hoping to find a perfect forever home for the bright and loving Petra. This sweet girl has endured enough troubles for a lifetime and deserves the warmth and comfort of a loving home. Let’s help her find her forever home. Spread the word.
Update: We have learned that Petra was adopted by a kind woman named Laura! Laura loves calling her “The Girl Who Beat Death”, and hopes to give her all the finer comforts of life that Petra never had. We are so proud of you, Petra! Live well!’