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Greek Coast Guard shoots at grazing goats (video)

Dressed in his official coast guard uniform and standing on the boat bow, the “big boy” lifts his weapon and starts shooting six times at goats grazing on the remote side of an island. In shear panic the goats are running to escape the deafening sound and the deadly bullets. The …

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Preveza Municipality: One Euro for the Strays :)

Municipality of Preveza in Western Greece, took a pioneer step in the care of stray dogs and cats. It will charge residents with one euro via the bills for Municipality Water & Sewerage  issued every three months. These revenues will be spent for the needs of strays in municipality shelter and …

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Larissa: Local Community opposes Nativity Crib with Living Animals

Local community and animal welfare organisations in Larissa strongly oppose the use of living animals in the Nativity crib set at the Christams village of Neapolis, near Larissa in Central Greece. In a complaint sent to news portal Zougla.gr, the frustrated animal lovers said that the use of one pony,  …

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Athens Riot Dog: Loukanikos’ Protester Career is Over

Athens famous riot dog, the “Indignant dog”, the legendary Loukanikos, has ended his career as protester. On Thursday night a report in a Greek news portal and some mentions in Facebook claimed that he was not more in Athens and that he had been apparently adopted by loving pets’ parents and he …

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Famous Riot-Dog Loukanikos Got a Bar in …Madrid!

Greece’s famous riot dog got a bar in Madrid. Well, not he himself personally but some Spanish fans of him. They opened a bar and gave the name of the most famous dog around the world. According to the report, a lot of Loukanikos’ pictures hang on the walls of …

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Crete: Seen Caesar at Heraklion Airport?

What a  bad luck! This cutie, Ceasar, was about to travel abroad for a new life, when an airport staff member opened his travel box and let him escape. The incident occurred in th evening of May 22, 2012 couple of days ago. So if you happen to be at the Heraklion airport and …

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First Time in Greece: A Prosecutor for the Animal Protection

For the first time in Greece, a prosecutor has been assigned and will be responsible for the protection of the animals and the strays. Prosecutor Constantina Aggelopoulou will oversee the cases of animal abuse, poisoning and torturing animals, and all other cases that violate the new animal protection law. Meanwhile the …

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Greek Super-Market Chain Sets Pet-Food Donations Boxes For the Benefits of Strays

 This a new charity action for Greek local animal welfare organisations that struggle to cope with the economic crisis and an always increasing number of strays of abandoned pets. Supermarket “AB VASILOPOULOS” accepted to set pet food donations boxes at its branches so that animal lovers can donate food. For …

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Corinth: Dramatic Dog Rescue (video)

Crews from Greek search and rescue brigades (EMAK) rescued a little dog from the slopes of the Isthmus of Corinth. The dog had left his home a few hours earlier. He was trapped in the slopes and was unable to return to safe land. The onwers called the fire brigades that …

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Dogs: Vaccine Against Canine Leishmaniasis (Kalazar) Available in Greece

The much awaited vaccine against often fatal ending disease of Canine Leishmaniasis or Kalazar in dogs is finally available in Greece. As January 16th 2011,  the vaccine can be pbtained at vet clinics. The vaccine contains proteins of Cani Leish parasite that will produce antibodies in the immune system of our canine …

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Agrinio: Flat on Fire – Barking Little Dog Alerts Residents

The persistent barking of a dog literally ‘saved’ a building in Agrinio when fire broke out in one of the apartments. According to local media agriniopress, the fire broke out in the kitchen on an apartment, most probably due to the kitchen stove. However the building was on a side road …

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Number of Abandoned Dogs Skyrockets in Crisis-Hit Greece

You see them everywhere. Dogs wandering around without a visible goal in streets and parks, squares and promenades. Running run up and down, left and right. Following an unseen trace. Running distraught and distressed. Hungry and thirsty.  Wearing a blue, a red or a brown collar. The once loved but now abandoned …

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Crete: Owner Lets Chained Dog Die in Rusty Barrel

That’s the sear animal abuse and not only! The owner of a dog let him die chained into a rusty barrel and he didn’t even bother to remove the cadaver of the unlucky soul. It is not known how the unfortunate creature died. Whether from starvation or sickness. The Animal …

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