Vets Across Greece On 24h Strike To Protest “Stupid” Pet Law

The Panhellenic Veterinary Association opposes the new Greek law on pet ownership for several reasons:

Mandatory sterilization: They believe it poses health risks to animals and doesn’t effectively reduce strays.

Mandatory DNA testing and microchipping: They find it expensive, unnecessary, and impractical.

Fines for treating unregistered animals: They see it as unfair to veterinarians and detrimental to animal welfare.

New pet registry: They consider it bureaucratic and time-consuming.

High VAT on pet vaccines and medicine: They believe it discourages responsible pet ownership.

The Panhellenic Veterinary Association proposes alternative solutions:

Staffing and funding municipal veterinary clinics and shelters.

Recognizing the health book as an official health certificate.

Lowering VAT on pet vaccines and medicine.

The Panhellenic Veterinary Association criticizes the law as:

Unscientific and ineffective.

Drafted by unqualified individuals.

Motivated by financial gain rather than animal welfare.

Overall, the Panhellenic Veterinary Association urges the government to reconsider the law and implement more effective and humane solutions for animal welfare.

A New Year Begins

greek translation follows & printable version in pdf format

The Greek world of animal rescue has been turned on its head by the new law passed last year, Animal Welfare law 4830/2021.

It is a disaster in our opinion, facilitating a witch hunt by the Greek Vet Association aided by self-serving people profiting from stray animal municipality contracts.

Continue reading “A New Year Begins”

Farewell to Martin Simeons

We wish him lots of luck & love in his new home. Many thanks Martin for your support & fabulous hard work over the years volunteering with Bev at the cat neutering sessions we could not have coped without you! He kindly took two of our rescue girls with his own Moggs to the UK Olive & Angelina. If anyone is flying to Heathrow in December please let us know if we can add two kittens Hela & Freya to your flight!