Returning to Hydra’s working equines

On 6th and 7th May, the GAWF/Animal Action Hellas team paid a two-day visit to the island of Hydra, to provide veterinary, dental and farriery care to the islands’ working equines. Hydra makes up one of the Saronic islands, and is known for its outstanding beauty along with its lack of cars! Hydra holds Preserved […]

A Day In the Life of Gremlin

I was always very scared. I never had friends, cat or human. I’d wait, hiding in the bushes, until everyone else had fed themselves and the humans had gone. Often there was nothing left for me and I was hungry. I must have looked a mess. I have long black fur, now it’s fluffy and […]

Tackling colonies on Syros!

Our work on Syros island continues in collaboration with We Live Together clinic. The team decided to head to a village which hasn’t been visited for a long time – Azolimnos. This is the closest village to Hermoupolis, where the team have been trapping, neutering and releasing since the winter in preparation for breeding season. […]

Annual visit to Agia Marina Donkey Rescue

Our Equine Care team returned to Crete to visit our partners, Agia Marina Donkey Rescue, on 27th and 28th April. Aris the farrier and Alkis the equine dental technician treated a total of 7 geldings and 23 female donkeys, ranging from 4 to approximately 40 years old! Thanks to daily attention from their loving carers […]

3 islands in two days!

Our Equine Care Team have been very busy recently, paying a 2 day visit from 9th – 10th April to the islands of Leros, Lipsi and Patmos to provide veterinary, dental and farriery care to 43 of these islands’ equines. It was a demanding trip as it included travelling across three islands by car, plane […]

A Day in the Life of Rua

Hi everyone, I’m Rua. It’s a bit of a silly name for a cat, but I just got stuck with it and now I’ve got my passport and everything – Rua it will stay! I don’t remember much about my early life. But I couldn’t see like my siblings and one day I wandered off […]

12 Years of Visiting Samaria Gorge’s Working Mules

On 15th April, our Equine Outreach team returned to the Forestry Service in Chania, Crete to visit the working mules of Samaria Gorge. The gorge is a major tourist attraction, situated in the White Mountains, with hiking trails through stunning forest and looking out onto the Mediterranean Sea. A total of 6 gelding mules were […]


Sterilisations are a crucial step in reducing the population of stray animals, which are unfortunately increasing day by day in Aspropyrgos. Stray dogs are forced to live on the roads and barren industrial landscapes due to negligence, with lack of food and veterinary care. In an area with such high numbers of stray animals, sterilisations […]

Return to Andros

On March 25 – 27th the GAWF/Animal Action team visited the island of Andros to provide veterinary, dental and farriery care to the island’s equines. Due to the pandemic, the team hadn’t been able to visit since 2019, so the majority of the working equines there were very much in need of their services.   […]

Spring neutering in Syros

Our partners Syros Cats and We Live Together have started feeling the spring in Greece and with our support, decided to take advantage of the good weather and visit several colonies of Hermoupolis! Breeding season is here so March is a month of ‘cleaning up’ any unfinished colonies to get any remaining females neutered before they […]