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When Stones Melt, Athens Strays Need Desperately Water!

I was swimming at Kavouri on Saturday afternoon when I was a big,  short haired, stray black dog nearing the beach. He stood for a minute, sniffed around and walked carefully in the shallow waters. He did a few careful steps on the sliding stones under the water. When he found a place …

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Trikala: Youngsters Kill Ducklings in Municipality Park

An appalling spectacle was awaiting this morning the municipality workers of Trikala, when they went to clean the river bank of Lithaios. They found the bodies of the four little ducks living in a fenced area and swimming in the river, without a sign of life. The abused bodies of …

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Loukanikos on Nikon-Ad? Where’s the Doggy Food, guys?

The picture of Athens Famous Riot Dog, Loukanikos, has been submitted to a Nikon-Camera photography competition for the new Nikon model. In one of his most famous pictures, Loukanikos poses in front of protesters, claiming “I am the Resistance”!   The photo contest gives participants a Nikon advertisement scheme with …

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Loukanikos: Athens Riot Dog made it to BBC! (video)

Loukanikos, legendary riot dog and front-man at every protest rally is Athens has made it up to BBC! The UK broadcaster uploaded a footage of the blond four-legged protester in action. What else should the dog do except running, jumping and barking? BBC wrote on its page: One committed protester was at …

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Amorgos: Monk Seal Stabbed to Death

 What’s in the mind of a “human” to stab an animal to death? Probably things that my good manners wouldn’t allow me to write in a public post. A young, male monk seal was stabbed to death on purpose by sharp object, the autopsy showed. The monk seal had firstly appear …

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Loukanikos: Famous Athens Riot Dog gets “Indignant” (pcts)

You have to imagine the scene then its was such a turmoil that I could hardly shoot a good and clear picture (I have details like a bag, a shoe and a leg, a bus, all blur and hectic). It’s Tuesday, May 31, and crowds of people are gathering outside the …

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Athens: Meeting H.M. Legendary Riot Dog, Loukanikos!

There can be no Athens protest without legendary riot dog Loukanikos. There we were standing yesterday, when a modest four-legged creature, with eyes down to earth, unaware about his world-wide fame passed by. With his neon-orange collar to avert ticks and attract humans. He sneaked purposefully by, between jeans and capri trousers, suits …

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Trikala: Stray Dogs Need Desperate Help – Can you?

Tara is a female dog dumped in a shelter. The frightened beauty was attacked by other dogs and almost bitten to death. The volunteers from Trikala Animal Welfare Society “Argos” managed to take her out, take her to the vet and give her back a descent life – even with …

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Athens: Man-Dog Happy Reunion after 7 months

A man and his dog enjoyed a happy reunion after the female four-legged had been missing for seven months. It has not been revealed how the dog went missing as she is 17 years old, with vision problem and pancreatitis. However she was located by members of animal welfare society of Agia Paraskevi in …

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Dolphins Show suspended in Attica Zoo Park

The Dolphins’ Show at the Attica Zoo Park in Spata newa Athens has been suspended after an application for provisional measures submitted by the Ecologists Greens and animal loving citizens. The performance in the pool of the Zoo is temporary suspended and until an Athens court decides about the commercial exploitation of …

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Greece’s Animals Law uploaded for Public Consultation

The revised law for the protection of companion animals and strays has been uploaded on March 31 on internet for public consultation. You can write your comments until April 13, 2011. Unfortunately I can’t translate the whole law… However from the comments I’ve read so far, there are constructive proposals  …

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Cyber Crime Police hunts animal abusers on internet

The presence of many internet sites showing pictures and videos with animal torture is a cause of concern for the Greek police, numerous animal lovers and welfare societies. According to daily TO VIMA, more than 2,500 complaining electronic messages (e-mails) reach  the officers at the Department of Electronic Crime of the Greek …

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Athens: Animal Rights Activists throw paint at Fur Fair visitors

Greek Animal rights activists threw red paint at two women who wanted to visit the 1st International Fur Fair at Anthousa ExpoAthens. They also chanted “Murders!” to other visitors entering the premises.   The Activists had taken post with banners saying “Freedom to Those in Cages” and black flags since the morning …

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Why do Greek strays ‘attack’ Greek Civil servants?

Have Greek strays started attacking Greek civil servants? Have the strays in the yard of Ministry of Education been abused? Greek animal welfare portal Adespoto.gr reports of a complaint by a employee at the Ministry. According to the information published at the portal some animal loving  employees care with devotion …

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Patras: Puppy thrown into garbage bin

 A tiny puppy was  thrown into a garbage bin by a heinous human. A young woman, who was passing by, heard his whimper and freed him from a certain and unbelievable cruel death. She took him to the vet and now the “little miracle” is in the care of a …

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Kalavryta: Old man detained for feeding stray cats

It’s not a secret that we live in a country with a rather schizophrenic attitude towards stray animals. While laws against animal abusers mostly are not applying and municipalities neglect their duty to feed and care for the strays with the EU available funds, an old man finds himself in …

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