Our First Equine Outreach Trip of 2022!

1st March was World Horse Day, and what better way to celebrate than with our first equine outreach trip of the year?! In many parts of Greece, horses are still used for transport (tourism or private), agriculture, carrying goods and working in the forestry service carrying or dragging logs. We have run our unique Equine Programme […]

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 […]

Miniature horses on the island of Skyros

Our Equine Outreach team visited the island of Skyros from 29th – 31st October, home to the native rare breed of miniature Skyrian horses, not found anywhere else in the world! Kostas, Alkis and Tasos treated 68 horses during their trip, and checked another 6, mostly in two farms for the conservation of the Skyros […]

Positivity in Paros

Our equine team have been visiting the Greek island of Paros for 12 years, and during our most recent visit in September, we were pleased to see how our ongoing support has improved the welfare of the working equines and attitudes of their owners. We treated 58 donkeys, horses and mules, all either living in […]

September in Santorini

Santorini… a Greek paradise and tourist hotspot which sees over 2 million visitors flock there each year for its stunning views and sightseeing. Santorini is well known for its donkeys and mules, they’ve been used for transportation and development there for hundreds of years, but now, are more commonly used as tourist taxis. We’ve been visiting […]

EQUINE OUTREACH ON THE ISLAND OF AMORGOS

Our Equine Outreach team visited local welfare group Animal Zone International who, since their beginnings in 2007, have accomplished incredible things for the animals of Amorgos…

OUR FIRST EQUINE PROGRAMME ON KARPATHOS

Back in July, we teamed up with the fantastic Animal Welfare Karpathos to deliver a one-day veterinary, dental and farriery event for the donkeys and mules of Olympos village.

A WARM WELCOME ON SPETSES, EVEN AFTER 10 YEARS AWAY

Our Equine team last visited Spetses in 2009. Despite more than 10 years away, we were bowled over by the island’s warm welcome when we returned earlier this year to provide veterinary, dental and farriery treatment to 34 equines.

GAWF RETURN TO HYDRA

Our Equine Outreach team have been visiting the island of Hydra and treating its animals for over 10 years. But in 2020, we were forced to cancel the trip due to both a lack of funding and, of course, the outbreak of Covid-19.

TREATING THE MULES OF CRETE’S FORESTRY SERVICE

Our Equine Project team have returned to the suburbs of Chania, North-Western Crete, to treat the mules of the island’s Forestry Service. While only the pandemic can decide whether the park will reopen this year, these mules still deserve the very best veterinary attention…which is where our team come in!