Category Archives: Welcome To Greece

Greek DA Defies The Animal Welfare Law Simply Because She Feels Like It

Greek animal welfare is like…what Rubik’s cube is to most people: it’s obvious that it can be done, and once you are almost there, a piece (of shit) comes along and spoils the whole structure, obliging you to take the whole thing apart again. Continue reading Greek DA Defies The Animal Welfare Law Simply Because She Feels Like It

RIP – The Neighborhood’s Most Beloved Stray Dog Died At 18

RIP Arkoudos (Greek for bear) is a Facebook page dedicated to the memory of one of Athens’ most famous and beloved strays, where people who met him, loved him and took care of him are free to post about him, and share memories. Continue reading RIP – The Neighborhood’s Most Beloved Stray Dog Died At 18

Ode To Lesvos And It’s Barrel Dogs – The “Beauty” Through Their Eyes

Ode To Lesvos is a short film by Johnnie Walker Storyline, championing the stories of the people of the Greek island whose positive attitudes and action are helping bring about a better tomorrow. The people of the island have seen thousands of refugees come and go over the past years, and their humanity and positivism towards the refugee crisis is definitely worth an “ode”. Continue reading Ode To Lesvos And It’s Barrel Dogs – The “Beauty” Through Their Eyes

Scarecrow – Dog Chained For Life And Living In His Feces

Scarecrow in flesh and blood. Chained and left in the middle of nowhere is how  most dogs spend their entire lives in Greece. This is how this young dog lives for now, in the beautiful island of Skyros – it doesn’t look so beautiful now, does it? Continue reading Scarecrow – Dog Chained For Life And Living In His Feces

Miserable Hounds – Greece’s Suffering Hunting Dogs

Miserable, sad and neglected, Greece’s hunting dogs are an open, bleeding would in Animal Welfare. Shelters are packed with emaciated and sick hounds. Many of them live a life of misery and are being abandoned per hundreds every year.





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Love – Greek Animal Charity Crowd Funding Campaign

LOVE is one of the oldest charities in Greece, based in Thessaloniki, Greece’s second biggest city. Their shelter was built in May 2000 by volunteers, in an effort to join their forces and help as many companion animals as they could. Continue reading Love – Greek Animal Charity Crowd Funding Campaign

Murdering Greek Strays In Larissa – Nominated European Cultural Capital of 2021

Murdering the strays is one of Greece’s most common traditions, practiced by individuals and sometimes even by official channels. It is a method of population control that has been going on for generations, and no matter how much animal lovers and charities try their best to protect the innocent, it is simply never enough. Being involved in Animal Welfare in Greece is never easy, but dealing with mass murder every day can make you sick. Continue reading Murdering Greek Strays In Larissa – Nominated European Cultural Capital of 2021

Abandoned Dogs And Lame Excuses – Why Is It So Easy To Do It Here?

I am not here to talk about numbers – I don’t know the numbers anyway. I know that the number of abandoned dogs in Greece is ridiculously high – just one more reason to be ashamed of a country we were taught to be proud of. Another thing that a lot of people don’t know is that in Greece there are no shelters where you can just walk into and leave the dog you don’t want anymore. Continue reading Abandoned Dogs And Lame Excuses – Why Is It So Easy To Do It Here?

Rescuers Burst Into City Hall With Rescue Puppy

What is a sick rescue puppy, it’s rescuers and a camera doing in the City Hall? Well, here’s the thing: Greece is most definitely corrupt, beaurocratic and nerve-racking. Every single day we have to fight for what should be taken for granted in any civilized country out there. Citizens keep being disappointed as the systems keeps us trapped in a vicious circle we can’t escape from. Continue reading Rescuers Burst Into City Hall With Rescue Puppy