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 […]

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 […]

Equine Care Expedition on Santorini

On April 19, 2023, Animal Action Greece’s Equine Care team made a 1 – day outreach visit to the island of Santorini, in Cyclades, in order to provide its services to the Santorini Animal Welfare Association’ rescued equines. The visiting team was comprised only of the equine dental technician Alkis and farrier Tasos. Our vet’s […]

Outreach Report Samaria National Forest Park, Crete

The Animal Action Greece Equine Care Team has a long lasting relationship, more than a decade, with the mules that work in the Samaria National Forest Park! See here a short video from a local TV station in Crete, 8 years ago: On March 28th, we treated them in their new winter location, in the […]

Andros Equine Outreach

From March 23rd-26th, 2023, Animal Action Greece’s Equine Care team embarked on a transformative four-day mission to the island of Andros in the Cyclades, extending their comprehensive services to the working and companion equines of the region. The Equine Care Programme, led by veterinarian Kostas Okkas, equine dental technician Alkis Gkeskos, and farrier Tasos Skyllas, […]

Improving lives for donkeys in Karpathos

On March 12th, our Equine Care team were pleased to return to Karpathos island last month after an urgent request from Dr Anna, Veterinary Surgeon at Animal Welfare Karpathos, to help an elderly donkey with overgrown hooves. The donkey’s elderly owner was concerned with the condition of her hooves, but with no access to a […]

Keeping up with Kea’s Equines

Another island recently visited by our Equine Outreach team is Kea. The team have not been able to visit for a few years due to the pandemic, but on 1st and 2nd October they were welcomed back with open arms by the owners of the island’s equines. Vet Kostas, dental technician Alkis and farrier Tasos […]