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Europe’s First Center for Aquatic Animal Welfare to Open in Crete, Greece

The island of Crete in Greece has been chosen as the location for the opening of the first European Aquatic Animal Protection Center. The decision was announced after discussions between Greek Agriculture Minister Lefteris Avgenakis and EU Commissioner for Health...

Chimpanzee Escaped from Athens Zoo, Shot Dead

A male chimpanzee was shot dead after escaping from its enclosure at the Attica Zoological Park, which is located just outside of Athens, on Saturday. The killing of the animal, as well as the details surrounding its escape from the...

Fans Honor Greek-American Animal Lover in “Betty White Challenge”

On January 17, what would have been her 100th birthday, tens of thousands of fans of beloved Greek-American actress and animal lover Betty White each donated $5 to their favorite animal-related charity as part of the "Betty White Challenge." Soon...

Injured Baby Seal Rescued from Certain Death in Greece

Animal welfare activists in Greece saved an injured female baby seal that was unable to move and was stranded on Luggeri Beach of the island of Paros on Saturday. Volunteers from the Paros Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) managed to rescue...

New Pet Law Has Greek Dog Owners Ready for Combat

If a new law being drafted in Athens is passed, owners of a legendary breed of Greek hunting dog may be forced to retreat into the wilderness.

Aegina Set to Become First Greek Island with Zero Stray Dogs

the "Zero Stray Pawject," is committed to reducing the number of stray dogs in Greece, especially on Aegina, in a cruelty-free way.

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...