Animal Welfare

Greeks Defy Cold to Rescue Beached Dolphin

After a passerby spotted a dolphin on the shore of Kariani Beach, near Kavala, locals rushed to save a second dolphin that had somehow become stuck on dry land. A number of volunteers set out to rescue the majestic sea...

Netflix Doc Tells Story of Miraculous Cat Sanctuary on Greek Island

The efforts of a British couple to rescue all the homeless cats on the Greek island of Syros are the subject of a new documentary on Netflix.

Greece Vows to Toughen Animal Abuse Laws

In response to the recent outrage over the horrendous torture of a dog in Chania, Crete, the Greek government has vowed to pass stricter disciplinary codes for animal abuse. The Minister of Rural Development and Food Makis Voridis has stated...

Dog Torturer on the Run as Greece Hails Brave Vet

Greek police are currently hunting down a 55-year-old man from the city of Chania in Crete who viciously abused his dog. Thanks to the brave actions of a heroic vet, the traumatized canine was brought back to health and is...

Aegina Set to Become First Greek Island with Zero Stray Dogs

When New York-based Theo Moumtzidis and Silja Schiller first laid eyes on each other at a trendy restaurant in Mykonos several years ago, they could have never imagined the game-changing impact they would have on local animal welfare as...

Jesus on a Donkey? Use a Scooter, Says Animal Rights Organization PETA

The well-known animal rights’ organization PETA has recently demanded that a Bavarian town in Germany stop using donkeys during a religious and folkloric pageant held every year. The town of Oberammergau in the southern German state of Bavaria organizes an extremely...

Donkeys of Santorini Breathe Sigh of Relief After New Regulations Bar Obese Riders

Greece's Ministry of Rural Development and Food has published a new set of regulations regarding the treatment of animals working with humans. The new regulations were drafted on August 2, following multiple complaints about the treatment of donkeys, mules and horses. In...

The Greek Island Shelter Saving Unloved Animals

By Heini-Sofia Alavuo Volunteering feels good and even the smallest acts count; everyone has their own reasons for wanting to help. Mr. Manolis and Niki of Crete are just two examples of people who see volunteering as a way of life. In Crete,...

Municipality of Volos Installs Innovative Device to Offer Food and Drink to Stray Animals

  A modern and innovative device that offers food and drink to stray cats and dogs while at the same time recycles plastic bottles and cans was recently placed outside the city hall of Volos in central Greece. This first-of-its-kind device...

British Woman Runs Donkey Rescue in Corfu

When Judy Quinn moved from the UK to Corfu, Greece , she was not expecting to get involved with donkeys. One day she found a donkey who had been left to die, and since she had a garden, she decided...