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Dear Mr Skoulakis,http://www.animalscare.gr/
action/abuse/493-kaina.htmlThis news is truly appalling and warrants an immediate investigation at the highest level.
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This shelter near Vamos which offers sterilisation vaccination, care and welfare for many of Chania’s dumped, abandoned and unwanted dogs runs entirely on the financial donations from overseas charity and is situated on privately owned land.
It is disgraceful that this shelter operated by volunteers and costing Cretan people or your authority NOTHING has suffered from harassment for years from land owners in the surrounding area. The shelter does not cause any problems for residents, the fencing is secure, and the site is not in a populated area.
You must be aware of the many past threats and problems caused to these volunteers and the animals in their care?
Why has authority action NOT been taken to protect, promote and assist the extremely valuable work which they do?
Your municipality animal care and welfare provision would be reduced to truly abysmal levels without this shelters vital contribution.
I and others have been promoting Chania Municipality for its recent decision to at least part finance some stray animal care. This horrendous event and the publicity it has rightly received has once again seriously and dramatically affected Chania’s animal care lack of provision and reputation.
Many now demand an immediate thorough investigation together with a press release that this abject mindless and illegal cruelty will NOT be tolerated and actions will be taken to protect the shelter, its volunteers and its animals.
I also feel that a meeting should be arranged with adjacent land owners to inform them of the importance of the shelters work. Farmers must be made aware of the fact that the whole areas tourist input is seriously undermined by continual harassment of the shelter and abuse of stray animals. Lack of municipality and police action to halt this harassment must have played a huge role to encourage a mindless coward to commit this horrendous attack against defenseless dogs in this shelters care.
Your urgent action is extremely important, many people are awaiting a persona statement from you emphasizing that you will do all in your power to not only rigorously pursue the perpetrator but also offer a solution and action to give meaningful protection to this shelter.
I look forward to your response.