Make us your Amazon Smile charity!

Did you know you can support us by making us your Amazon Smile charity?! It’s quick and easy, just go to www.smile.amazon.co.uk or switch on Amazon Smile in your Amazon app settings, and select Greek Animal Welfare Fund as your chosen charity. We then receive 0.5% of every eligible purchase, without costing you an extra penny! […]

URGENT WILDFIRE APPEAL

As the wildfires continue to blaze, the devastating effect they are having on the animals of Greece is becoming worse by the day. Companion animals, wildlife, farm animals… they are all in grave danger.

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.

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)…

Kanella gets her own shelter

This old lady has been ‘sleeping rough’ all her life. (She’s about 17 years old). But now, after a ‘special case’ appeal from the Municipality of Athens, (Δήμος Αθηναίων) we have given her her very own kennel. Over the years, local welfare volunteers have made repeated efforts to bring Kanella, a street dog in the […]

World Animal Day 2019: “Humpy” has a message about neutering!

Today marks World Animal Day and Animal Action Hellas is taking the opportunity to promote the latest version of its “Humpy” dog animation – a social message created to educate the public on the benefits of neutering. October 4th has been established internationally as World Animal Day. However, as they celebrate the lives of those […]

ONE MILLION EU CITIZENS MAKE HISTORY FOR FARM ANIMALS

One million EU citizens have signed the #EndTheCageAge European Citizens Initiative (ECI) petition, the biggest ever political push for farm animal welfare. The #EndTheCageAge ECI, which aims to end the use of cages for farm animals across the continent, was launched in September 2018 by Compassion In World Farming in partnership with Eurogroup for Animals […]

IN TIMMERMANS WE TRUST

Animal Welfare is a policy field that does not sit with one Commission department only. Ultimate responsibility for this field should now sit with Frans Timmermans as Executive Vice President for a European Green Deal. Commission President-elect von der Leyen has today unveiled her proposed new team that will take office on 1 November. Whilst […]

‘Ghostly’ no more!

Her fluffy coat may give her a slightly fuzzy, phantom-like outline, but Melina is solidly there, and now in her forever home where she can enjoy the 100% real care that she deserves. She’s just one of the 50 “ghost dogs” that we sterilised last year. She had been particularly badly let down by humanity. […]

VISITING THE SAWA SHELTER IN SANTORINI

On the 24th and 25th of April 2019 our Equine Programme Team -consisted of our veterinarian Michael Gaganis and farrier Aris Vlachakis- travelled to the island of Santorini to care for the retired working equines at the SAWA shelter. Overall they treated a total of 26 animals none of which would have otherwise access to […]