Greece has had a big problem with stray cats and dogs, and many stories of abandonment of healthy, loving animals. Many of our clients help support the local charities, including Friends Of The Strays Of Greece. This week, Sheena and husband Tim are visiting the island of Aegina with its magnificent animal shelter to help with the ongoing neutering programme.
Today, five cats from the island came to be spayed and castrated, along with two lovely dogs from the rescue centre, making an easy start to the week.
We gave the cats antibiotics, wormers and flea-treatments which were available through generous donations. Most cats had fleas and some had diarrhoea, so these will have helped. They were released where a local lady makes sure they are fed.
The male dog was called Leontis, a lovely cuddly collie-cross. The last bit to go to sleep and the first bit to wake up was his wagging tail.
The shelter is now full and has a lot of puppies. Sadly there are still more puppies waiting for a spot. More dogs need to be adopted before any more puppies can be taken in.
How you can help
If you think you could adopt one of the wonderful dogs at the rescue centre, details of all the dogs can be found on the charity’s website.
If that’s not an option, then sponsoring a dog for a small regular donation will provide all the food and veterinary care it needs to live a happy life at the shelter. Again, details can be found on the website.