WHERE WE WENT IN 2020

Despite 2020 being one of the most challenging years we’ve faced as a charity, we were still able to reach well over 1000 animals across Greece for veterinary care, sterilisation or treatment, including 817 cats, 205 dogs and 129 equidae (horses, donkeys and mules)…

THE GAWF EQUINE TEAM DROPS IN TO HELP THE HELPERS

Earlier this month we made a lightning visit to the Agia Marina Donkey Rescue in Crete for a relief-giving ‘teeth and feet’ session. Aris and Alkis brought their farriery and dentistry skills to the 24 animals Fanis and Barbara care for there. Most are long term residents but there are also 7 newer arrivals. The […]

The gawf equine team visits pelion

THE GAWF EQUINE TEAM REACHES OUT SENSITIVELY INTO A NEW COMMUNITY The wooded slopes of Mount Pelion curve out into the Aegean in a hook-shaped peninsula on the east side of the Greek mainland. Although the pretty villages are popular with tourists, the mountain also supports a thriving logging industry, so there are many working […]

Greece under Lockdown…Syros Cat neutering continues

GAWFs collaboration with our partners on Syros, Syros Cats and Aegean Cats – We Live Together continues in 2020 – despite the Covid-19 ‘lockdown’! The pandemic is making us all alter the way we work and seek to continue our animal welfare mission. In this upbeat and encouraging “Day in the life” piece, Jacky Story, […]

GETTING HELP TO THE CARERS IN NAXOS

In this period during which we’re all so restricted in our movements, we haven’t let up on our work; we’re just adapting and doing some things a little differently. For many years part of our strategy has been to offer support to carefully selected local welfare groups that we know are caring effectively for stray […]

THE “GHOSTS” GET THEIR MEDS

KEEPING GOING UNDER CORONA LOCKDOWN Let’s hear it for the volunteers that are still going out on a daily basis to care for the neighbourhood strays! This (on the left) is Alexandros Kantzilieris, leading light of the “Ghost Dogs of Aspropyrgos” greeting an old friend. We’ve been supporting the group for some time and we […]

Giving Force Foundation

Enabling businesses and their staff to donate to charities via the UK HMRC ‘Give As You Earn’ (GAYE) scheme As of April 2020, The Greek Animal Welfare Fund is registered with the ‘GivingForce Foundation’, a HMRC approved and regulated Payroll Giving Agency and as such is authorised to act as a Payroll Giving Agency in the […]

OUR EQUINE TEAM VISITS KILKIS

WHY DO THE MOST DIFFICULT CASES ALWAYS TURN UP AT THE END OF A LONG DAY? On March 14, as the country was entering lockdown, the Equine Team managed to fit in a day’s work in what for us is a new location… the area around the northern towns of Kilkis and Serres. There are […]

ANGEL and HERMES ARE BEING EVICTED!

FINAL UPDATE: HERMES ROCKS THE ROLL Scroll down to our latest comment on our post immediately before this one to watch Hermes putting the finishing touches to his appearance before leaving for his new home (hilarious video). And here they are, in their new home… (Following his antics in Athens, we’re amazed at how clean […]

Gawf organises dignified retirement for two old donkeys

GAWF STEPS IN TO ORGANISE A DIGNIFIED RETIREMENT FOR A PAIR OF OLD LADIES FROM HYDRA During our outreach visits, our Equine Project team not only offers treatment to the horses, donkeys and mules (equidae) it meets, but also creates relationships with owners. So we were terribly sad to hear from the local welfare group, […]