Stray Dogs

Stray Puppies Seek Refuge in an Outdoor Nativity Scene in Greece

In a moving and somehow very appropriate Christmas scene, a group of stray puppies sought out shelter from the elements in an outdoor creche in the village of Neochori on Mount Pelion. The adorable puppies kept warm and safe in...

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...

World Animal Day Reminds of the Serious Issues Greece's Animals Face

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

Greek Stray Dog becomes 'Star' in Germany

Rambo, a stray dog that was found and is being taken care of by residents of Neochori town on Rhodes, is now famous in Germany as its picture was on the cover of Dogs magazine. According to Rhodes news website...

Stray Dogs of Athens Become Protagonists of Touching Documentary

The documentary "Greek Animal Rescue" by Menelaos Karamaggiolis, is a cinematic allegory of what has been happening in Greece in the last seven years; using as examples the stories of stray animals. The protagonist is Menios, a sick and terribly abused...

British Woman 'May have been Attacked by Wolves' in Greece

A British woman who died in northern Greece after apparently being mauled by a pack of stray dogs may have been attacked by wolves, a coroner has said. Celia Hollingworth, from Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire was reported missing last Thursday after visiting...

British Woman Dies after Being Attacked by Stray Dogs in Greece

A retired academic telephoned her family for help, after being attacked by stray dogs while on holiday in Greece. The body of the 62-year-old was found by an emergency rescue team on Saturday, two days after she made her distress call. The...

Municipality of Volos Launches Campaign to Microchip Pets

This Monday the Municipality of Volos is launching a campaign to microchip all of the stray dogs in the city. City officials already sent out letters to the chiefs of all of the municipality’s constituencies to inform owners that they...

Greek Cafe on Lesvos Offers Shelter to Stray Dogs

A cafe on the Mytilene port of Lesvos island is opening its doors at 3 am every night to offer stray dogs shelter from the cold. The cafe - named Hott Spot, after the refugee registration center operating on the...

Report: Number of Stray Dogs in Greece Increases Amid Crisis

The repercussions of the Greek crisis on the country's residents have been well documented since its outbreak in 2009. A new report by the BBC focuses on another effect of Greece's adverse economic conditions. Stray dogs are a very common occurrence in...