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“Wizard of Paws” Saves More than 20,000 Pets with Prosthetics

Derrick Campana, an animal orthotist who is referred to rightly as the "Wizard of Paws," is on a mission to help as many animals as humanly possible, making their lives fuller and allowing them to romp and play despite...

World Animal Day and the Issue of Animal Rights in Greece

October 4th marks World Animal Day, an international day of action for the rights and welfare of animals that is celebrated in Greece and all around the world. The day is also the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi,...

Takis Shelter: The Greek Man from Crete Who Devotes His Life to Animals

Takis Proestakis, a former Greek businessman in the town of Ierapetra, Crete, gave up his comfortable life to devote himself to caring for abandoned dogs and cats at his shelter. The former owner of a popular nightclub in the town has...

Greece Approves New Pet Law: “No Animal Abandoned or Abused”

The Greek Parliament approved a new law on pet ownership on Wednesday, which PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis said will create rules so that no animal "will be abandoned, or abused." "Greece is changing and is finally adopting a modern legal framework for...

Greek President Sakellaropoulou Adopts Stray Kitten from Karpathos

In early November, Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou officially adopted a stray kitten named Calypso from the island of Karpathos, making the tiny feline the very first stray cat ever adopted by a Greek President while in office. Sakellaropoulou first met...

Tortured Dog Recovers, Becomes a Symbol of Animal Rights in Greece

The dog who was the victim of a brutal knife attack in the Athenian suburb of Nikaia has now fully recovered, and is a symbol in the campaign for animal rights in Greece. The attack occurred earlier in October, when...

An Ode to Santorini's Silent Workers: The Donkeys and Mules that Built Greece's Paradise

By Michael Ermogenis* There is no excuse for animal abuse, exploitation or cruelty. Let’s just state that up front, so there is no confusion about the fundamental principles of belief that we should all support in our societies worldwide. There is,...