Animal Welfare NGO “Save a Greek Stray” filed a lawsuit against the two dog kennels run by the Municipality in Sparti for the appalling conditions in which some 400 animals are being kept. The lawsuit has been filed “against anyone responsible for the crime of animal abuse in both kennels of the Municipality” in south Peloponnese. The NGO also has called for the prosecutor to issue the relevant orders for the removal of the sick and dying animals in both shelters.
One of them is in Agia Kyriaki and one in Xyrokampi.
The video shot by volunteers of “Save a Greek Stray” shows and tragic and appalling conditions in both kennels: Dead dogs in advanced decomposition and still in chains. Some 200 souls to live on tones of faeces, others chained on areas full of sewage. Everywhere emaciated animals who are obviously sick.
Video via zoosos.gr
The NGO volunteers visited the kennels on Monday, February 21, and for the second time following a long list of complaints.
They wrote on the Save a Greek Stray website about the horrible pictures they say in the kennels and warned that hey have taken pictures from all the animals noting that “any absence will be included in the case file.”
According to a report by state broadcaster ERT on Tuesday, two workers of the kennels have been arrested. The (meanwhile famous for other reasons ) mayor of Sparti said that the municipality gives 240,000 euros per year for the two kennels. Another “local responsible” said that they are not responsible but will seek to do what is necessary.
Later on Tuesday, also arrested was one deputy mayor – most likely the one in charge of stray animals – as part of the police investigation following the lawsuit.