Lesvos (Mytilene): What Tourists Can Do To Save Barrel Dogs – Great Action!

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 This is a great action, an initiative by the Animal Welfare Organisations on the island of Lesvos (Mytilene). They created some post cards/leaflets for tourists and ask them to contribute their share in saving the poor chained dogs.

So..time for some updates. We made these tourist cards and they were send to Lesvos last week to be distributed to car rental companies, hotels, tour operators etc…
Greek Animal Protection Law 4039-2012 forbids chaining dogs permanently. If you see a dog like that, take pictures and go to the police.

Alternatively you can call the mobile number mentioned on the card.

Last summer I was really shocked to see so many chained creatures left alone in a remote nothing’ in the middle of nowhere without food or water. And thus in the middle of the summer.

My tiny contribution to this action: the majority of these barrel dogs I saw, while I was leaving the village of Petra and going to the island’s port. Just drive 8-10 minutes and you will see them. One barrels dog in a fenced field – one next to other. I think I had counted five ro six. Horrible!

 Kivotos, PAN, EreSOS & Canilos, YOU ROCK!