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Pets bill to make neutering obligatory yet breeding will be allowed

A draft bill obliging owners to neuter their pets will be posted for public consultation over the next two months, Agriculture Minister Vangelis Apostolou said on Thursday. “Our aim is to establish a single and up-to-date legislation. Our archive includes proposals by bodies and we also have an important experience …

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Sheep Yannoula seeks transport from Crete apartment to UK sanctuary

Yannoula is a special needs young sheep walking with the help of a wheelchair. She desperately needs transport to her new forever home in a UK sanctuary. Ever since she was found as a tiny little lamb she has been living in an apartment in Irakleio, Crete. She was a …

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Bears at Arcturos Sanctuary wake up from hibernation (video)

The majority of bears are already outside their nests in Arcturos Sanctuary in Nymphaio by Florina in Northern Greece. The spring temperatures of the last few days rang the wake-up bell and the 14 bears of the Sanctuary gradually emerged from their deep and long winter sleep. As always, the …

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Animal cruelty awareness still has way to go in Greece

Though Greece has made significant strides in treating animal abuse as the punishable crime that it is, activists and advocates say the system is still largely dysfunctional and allows many perpetrators to get away with it. “There have been cases where animals died because a prosecutor could not understand the …

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Fishermen film wild boars swimming in the Ionian Sea (video)

“Do wild boars swim in the sea? Yes, they do. Especially when they try to flee from chasing dogs…. Fishermen had reportedly an unexpected contact with two wild boars swimming in the sea some two nautical miles away from the shore in Killini Gulf of Ionian Sea off West Peloponnese. …

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Preveza: 350 dogs in municipality shelter at risk of starvation

350 dogs at the municipality shelter of Preveza are at risk of starvation, local animal welfare organizations have denounced. “The dog food has not be supplied in time, the dogs are at risk to starve, volunteers have nothing to feed the dogs with,” local organization “Intervention for the animals – …

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Dead cows and bulls washed ashore on several Cyclades islands

A mysterious phenomenon has been taking place in the last days, with several dead cows and bulls to have been washed ashore the beaches of several islands of the Cyclades group in the central Aegean Sea. The first dead animal was a bull washed ashore in Galissia beach on the …

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Epiphany 2018: Mayor releases dead dove during Blessing the Waters (video)

Blessing the Waters and release white doves to symbolize the Holy Spirit? Greek religious ceremonies are nice if the doves are alive. In Kalamata, however, the mayor released one dove, a dead dove that fell like a rocket into the water instead of flying high in the sky and bring …

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Animal rights group threatens to sue Dolphins Park in Athens

A German animal rights group said that it plans to file a lawsuit against the Attica Zoological Park in Spata, east of Athens, over its alleged “criminal” treatment of dolphins. ProWal’s managing director, Andreas Morlok, said on the group’s Facebook page that the dolphins are forced to perform unnatural acts …

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Lovely 10-month-old Mitsi has one Christmas wish: a forever home

Cutie Mitsi is a lovely dog approximately 10 months old. She was abused and left to die by monster perpetrators in Patras, western Greece. A wire was tied tight around her neck, an ugly wound was open wide in one of her legs, the bone was visible. The abused dog …

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Christmas Bazaar for Greece’s Strays Dec 9-10 in Athens

The volunteers of Greek Animal Protection and Welfare non-profit organization Stray.gr hold their 14th Christmas Bazaar over the weekend December 9 and 10 2017. Visitors can purchase Christmas presents for the two- and four-legged friends, good luck charms 2018 and calendars for the new year, new and used books, accessories, …

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The “invisible” victims of flash floods: Help for surviving animals!

Check below for updates, bank and paypal accounts and contact information. It was heartbreaking to watch the dogs of a missing man, probably buried under tons of mud and rubble in the basement of a house Mandra, the area most affected by the deadly flash floods in West Attica.  Fire …

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