Greek Animal Rescue is a UK based registered charity (No:802243) which aims to help the abused, neglected, stray and injured animals of Greece.
GAR was founded in 1989 and works to alleviate the suffering of animals in Greece by supporting a number of animal shelters, sterilising as many dogs & cats as funds allow and finding homes for the lucky few in the UK and several other EU countries.
Greek Animal Rescue aims:
To expand rescue work through the shelters we support
To provide needy animals with necessary treatment and care
To rehome as many animals as possible
To fund spay and neuter projects
To advance public education of animal welfare
Dog destruction Crete
Warning - *Contains gruesome images"
Our last post on this GAR, Greek Animal Rescue blog, related to the fact that officials on the Greek Island of Crete had reneged on an agreement. Instead of following the neutering and spaying program promised it looked set to adopt a brutal approach. More Here
Greek Good News turn sour, Crete
Countries such as Greece and the Ukraine are being encouraged to adopt a Catch-Neuter-Release program, to, tackle their increasing problem of stray dogs. It also aims to improve humane education, public awareness and enforce animal welfare legislation. As we have already reported the Ukraine instead has opted for the brutal killing of stray dogs and cats to "clean up its streets" . Read More Here
Megara neutering project - Greece
MEGARA put its name on the map for having a forward-thinking Mayor and other officials who DO care about reducing the number of stray dogs on the streets and are actively supporting and promoting neutering projects, the first of which took place in June. The Megara neutering project in June was the FIRST large neutering project of stray dogs that has been carried out in Greece using foreign vets who didn’t have to ‘look over their shoulder’ as if they were criminals. The Mayor, Mr G. Marinakis, couldn’t have been more helpful! Likewise Mr Y. Dimas, head of the Municipal veterinary clinic and the local councillors. The Mayor paid for the hotel accommodation and food for the vets and a hotel room for me too, when I visited Megara for 2 days in mid September.>>More Here>>>
Crete, Greek Island, Barrel Dogs
The Greek Island of Crete is a favourite holiday destination. Visitors come from around the globe but especially from Germany and the UK. As with all Greek Islands Read More Here>>>>
London Marathon: Support GAR marathon runner Stewart Ferris
The London Marathon 2012 will take place next weekend. On Sunday April 22, a wide range of runners will tread the streets of London as they compete in this now annual event. In order to take part runners need a purpose, that is a charity to support, and they need to be able to raise money. For some runners the main aim of the day is fun, for others it is a serious sporting event and for a great many it is a good way to raise money for a favourite charity.>> Read More Here>>>
Greek Animal Rescue latest
GAR’s 20th Sponsored Dog Walk & Picnic Sunday 12 June 2011
Despite the fact that it was raining a bit on the day of the walk, we had the biggest turn-out to date. Looking at the photo, one wouldn’t think there were more than 20 dogs present, but there must have been close to 100 and almost as many people. Not all dogs - or their humans - were keen to ‘pose’ and getting the group to stay still for more than a minute was a job in itself>>>Read More Here>>>>
Greece - New Animal Welfare Law ...... a farce
The first rumours about a new Animal Welfare Law started circulating many months ago, but nobody paid much attention, after all, even the previous animal welfare laws were never enforced - what would make the new Law any different?? Read More Here>>>>>