Taking a Stand for Animals: Contacting MEPs to Deliver Proper Legislation

Animal Action Greece has written to the 21 Members of the European Parliament that represent Greece urging them to support the long awaited revision to the EU’s animal welfare legislation in the work programme for 2024. “Despite promising to publish a revision of the EU’s animal welfare legislation this year we are fast approaching the […]

Visiting Arcadia Animal Care shelter

Our Equine Outreach team recently 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), and […]

Teaching the Future Farriers of Spetses!

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 all of the […]

Return to Hydra to treat the island’s equines

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 species treated. Equines have […]

Emergency Appeal – Flooding in Greece

Sadly, since the summer wildfires and launch of our wildfire appeal, Northern Greece has been hit by storms which have caused devastating flooding in the Thessaly region.  Many shelters located near overflowing rivers were in urgent need of evacuation and volunteers have worked tirelessly to save surviving animals from shelters and villages in immediate danger, and […]

Emergency Wildfire Appeal Update

A huge thank you to everyone who has supported our wildfire appeal so far, we are truly grateful for the wonderful response we have had. With your help, we have provided practical help to our partners, Dogs’ Voice, and ΑΝΙΜΑ and will be supporting organisations on Rhodes as tragic wildfires continue to blaze there. Dogs Voice’s emergency […]

Emergency Wildfire Appeal

The past week has seen temperatures across Greece skyrocket with highs of up to 45 degrees in some areas. The heatwave has brought wildfires in the Attica region, forcing thousands of people to flee their homes. Animals displaced and injured by the fires  Countless cats and dogs have been displaced and are now wandering frightened […]

Equine outreach on the island of Lipsi

Our Equine Outreach team have had a busy spring, heading out to the island of Lipsi in the Dodecanese, to treat 22 equines, mainly used for leisure, but also for tourism and working purposes. Lipsi is a small island in a remote location, remaining unnoticed by mass tourism and preserving its unspoiled, natural landscape and […]

A hard day’s work on Crete

Our equine dental technician, Alkis, and farrier, Vaios, visited the 32 retired donkeys who live at Agia Marina Donkey Rescue in Petrokefali, Crete! The sanctuary has been there for over 25 years, offering peace and safety to old, abused and abandoned donkeys. Half of the donkeys at the shelter are over 20 years old, while Hara, […]

Improving lives for donkeys in Karpathos

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 farrier on the […]