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.

BEWARE, KALYVES poisoned meatballs all over the town

Dogs and cats found dead. If you find dead animals photograph them and please inform Vrysses police station 28250 51205.

DO NOT induce vomiting in cats or use the drug FILTARON used for dogs it can cause cats to stop breathing. Your veterinarian may use it but it’s not safe outside of veterinary care.

for information on poisoning

New Year Update: Making a Difference for Our Strays

The New Year has kicked off on a high note! We’ve managed to purchase and distribute to our dedicated volunteers 22 20kg bags of dry food for our stray animals. We have so many people to thank for their generosity, even in the face of their own hardships.

We want to express our heartfelt gratitude to the Apokoronas Photography Group. Their commendable efforts and contribution through the calendar fundraiser have made a significant difference. Their beautiful calendar raised €475, which has been a great help.

A special thankyou also goes to an anonymous donor whose contribution has enabled us to secure 900 kg of dry food for our strays covering the next two months!

Sadly, we’re reminded daily of the challenges these animals face. Just yesterday, a kitten came in struggling to breathe due to pneumonia, her eyes ravaged by cat flu. This is the harsh reality of starvation, but your support is helping others survive.

Thank you all for your continued support!

Decisions Decisions…

what to pay, what to buy, how to make your donations last…

As the year draws to a close, we find ourselves facing a difficult dilemma, our funds are depleted after caring for numerous sick and injured cats. With the winter season approaching and tourists gone, stray cats we rely on donations to support are at risk of starvation.

Currently we are unable to afford both the vet bills and the 400 kg of cat food that costs us €600 each month. This means that without your help, our strays will face a harsh winter with limited food and medical care.

We are sending off the last of our adopted cats and kittens to the UK thanks to the hard work of Tracee Walton and her team. However, many kittens arrived late due to the warm weather, they now face the threat of starvation & illness, easily treatable cat flu leaves many blind.

Despite these challenges, we remain committed to our mission of rescuing and caring for stray cats. We are thrilled to welcome Dr Sonya Leggett to our board of trustees, bringing her valuable veterinary expertise to our team. We are also incredibly grateful for the unwavering support of our dedicated volunteers, our veterinarians, and donors.

Christmas is a season of giving, but we understand that many people are facing their own financial difficulties. However, any amount you can donate will make a significant difference in the lives of these vulnerable cats. Your contribution will help us provide them with the food, shelter, and veterinary care they need to survive the winter.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!

Meanwhile we have gorgeous cats still waiting for adoption

CHLOE: Approx. 2 yrs. of age abandoned by bins then run over her fractured pelvis is now fully healed. Timid with strangers she adores her garden, is affectionate but not a lap cat she talks to her humans & does not mind other cats a very gentle girl.

NOAH: Nearly 5 months of age this young man came in dying of cat flu, we thought he was completely blind miraculously he sees out of his damaged right eye! Stunning colours he is fully dependent on his humans he adores cuddles never wants to be put down, needs an enclosed garden as his focusing is not great.

SOX: Beautiful kitten approx. 13 weeks of age a bundle of energy she survived meningitis & has no obvious aftereffects. Mischievous, nosey & noisy!