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Mink spotted swimming in Athens river (picts)

A white mink was spotted swimming in the cold waters of Kifissos river in Athens on Tuesday. It is the first time, the species Neovison vison was seen in the urban fabric of the Greek capital.   The animal not only enjoyed the chilly water but it also approached the …

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Crete: Sheep-Grass game ends 1-0 (video)

Sheep ate the grass in a football field in mountainous Crete. The game ended 1-0 with… a clear victory for the lambs. A field of pure delight in mountainous Crete for the sheep that trod and ate its grass. The obviously abandoned and deforested by the sheep field has been …

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Cat Adoption Day: Athens Municipality Shelter, Oct 23

Kittens and cats, one color, two colors, multi-colors… Furry friends in Athens waiting to offer non-stop cuddles in permanent loving homes. They are waiting for you on Cat Adoption Day, October 23, 2022. Young and a bit older, cute girls and vivid boys, even some with special needs. They are …

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Municipalities get more funding for animal shelters

A program of the Interior Ministry will allocate 2.9 million euros to 18 municipalities of Greece for stray cat and dog facilities, it was announced on Tuesday. The “Argos” program will gradually provide a total of 40 million euros to meet their new obligations, which include taking care of stray …

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Pigeon having fun on a chimney flue cap in Athens (rare video)

A once in a life time video from the life of a wild pigeon having fun on a chimney flue cap rotating by the force of the wind. The ‘dancing’ pigeon was captured by Andreas Papaevangelou who saw this rare opportunity offered by the animal kingdom, from his home in …

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Outrage over killing of chimpanzee in private zoo in Attica (video) UPDATE

An outrage broke out over the killing of a run-away chimpanzee from a private zoo in Attica on Saturday. Animal welfare organizations call for the shut down of Attica Zoological Park, a private zoo in the outskirts of Athens tha has often come under fire for the conditions the captured …

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Court vindicates two animal shelters on Crete after false charges

Α local court on Crete unanimously ruled in favor of the directors of two animal shelters in Chania region, dismissing all charges of profiteering from the placement of animals, mostly dogs, abroad. The presidents of two animal welfare associations that maintained their accommodation in Souda and Nerokourou, as well as …

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