In Greece, animal welfare is based 100% on volunteers – simple people that put aside their personal lives, their families and friends, and care for as many animals as they possible can.
Basically, they pay money out of their own pockets, they are constantly in dept and they rescue more animals per month than they can rehome per year.
In Greece, animal welfare is based 100% on volunteers
In southwest Peloponese only two volunteers (TWO) care for more than 100 abandoned dogs and cats every single day, dealing with the hostility of the local community.
About a month ago, Nelly, that has about 25 dogs living in her property received a 26,000 euro fine for “animal abuse“! This is how how much the society and the local authorities respect the people who devote their lives to saving the animals that are abandoned per dozens every day.
two volunteers (TWO) care for more than 100 abandoned dogs and cats
Within the past three days, 14 new puppies were abandoned in the area, three of which were sick with parvo. The volunteers are doing their best to help them and keep them safe and healthy, but they are struggling financially.
Treatments, food, medication and maintenance cost a lot, especially when two people care for 100 dogs already. The average salary here is at 480 euros PER MONTH, and owners abandoned their one and only pet because they cannot afford the expenses, so imagine needing 40 kilos of dry food per day for 100 dogs that depend on you!
Treatments, food, medication and maintenance cost a lot, especially when two people care for 100 dogs already
Anna, one of the volunteers is the area, has put together a fundraising campaign, in order to raise the money needed for the following couple of months. Visit the campaign here, or donate via PayPal. Contact Anna through her facebook profile or via email: [email protected]