Samaria Equine Outreach 2024

Early this year we received a request from the Management Unit of Samaria National Park and Protected Areas of Western Crete (National Environment and Climate Change Agency), to offer our dental technician’s services to their working equines. We responded positively, as we are always happy to meet these hard workers and contribute to their wellbeing, […]

Andros Equine Outreach 2024

On March 22-25th Animal Action Hellas’ Equine Care team visited the island of Andros in Cyclades. The outreach expeditions of the Equine Programme involve many visits to Greek islands and islets. Getting there and staying to offer vital services to working animals is not at all holidays. On the opposite, there are often quite harsh conditions. […]

Equine outreach on Pelion

On March 2nd and 3rd, Animal Action Hellas’ Equine Care team visited the region of Mount Pelion. According to Greek mythology, Mount Pelion was the home of the mythical Centaurs, creatures who were half-men and half-horses. Ancient Greek heroes such as Achilles, Jason and Theseus came to Mount Pelion to master the arts taught by […]

Our Three-Day Mission on Kea

On November 24-26, the Animal Action Greece team made a three-day visit to the island of Kea, in order to provide veterinary, dental and farriery care to the island’s equids. The veterinarian Kostas Okkas, the equine dental technician Alkis Gkeskos and the farrier Tasos Skyllas offered their services to 58 equines of the island (30 […]

Preserving Equine Heritage on Skyros Island

On October 27-29, the Animal Action Greece Equine Care team made a three-day visit to the island of Skyros, in order to provide veterinary, dental and farriery care to the island’s equids. Veterinarian Kostas Okkas, equine dental technician Alkis Gkeskos and farrier Tasos Skyllas offered their services to 72 Skyrian horses and 1 donkey. The […]

VITAL VET CARE FOR RESCUED EQUINES

July 30th, our Equine Outreach team returned to Paralion Astros in Arcadia, to provide veterinary, dental and farriery care to the rescued equines of the local animal welfare organisation Arcadia Animal Care. The team treated 5 donkeys, 7 horses (four of which had recently arrived at the shelter, therefore received care for the first time), […]

Equine Care on Amorgos: A Decade of Dedication

On June 17th and 18th, after the request of local welfare group Animal Zone International, the Equine Care team of Animal Action Greece visited the island of Amorgos, just like every time for about ten years now, to provide veterinary, dental and farriery care to the island’s equines. Amorgos is the easternmost island of the Cyclades […]

Partner charities supporting one another

The success of each cooperation depends on a good relationship that is based in trust, mutual values and mutual targets. In early 2023, our partner Hellenic Society for Equine Welfare (E.S.P.I.) contacted us to let us know that a sponsor they had for the last years was not anymore able to help them with a […]

EDUCATING THE AMATEUR FARRIERS IN SPETSES

Between 15-16th May, the Animal Action Greece Equine Care team made their two-day visit to the island of Spetses just before this summer, after being invited by a number of local horse owners. They treated in total 40 horses, offering their services to mostly carriage horses and a few who were used for leisure. Almost […]

Return to Hydra to treat the island’s equines

On 13-14th May, our Equine Care team made its annual 2 day outreach visit to the island of Hydra, in Argosaronicos, just before summer to provide its services to the island’s working equines. The vast majority of the 56 animals treated this year were horses, in contrast to previous years where mules were the main […]