I was a tiny kitten and very sick, with bad eyes, a running nose and I couldn’t breathe. But I fell on my paws when I arrived here, even though I was sick for a long time. I had special food, a warm bed, but I was a bit lonely as I’d lost my cat mom and my siblings. No one here wanted to be my friend…but it all changed when I met Jenny…
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.
Ending the month of June on a high, the European Commission yesterday committed to phase out cages in animal farming across the EU by 2027 – a move that marks a monumental change for millions of farm animals.
GAWF has co-signed a letter written by Eurogroup for Animals supporting a request submitted to the European Pharmacopoeia Commission, asking to cancel the monograph “gonadotropin, equine serum, for veterinary use” from the European Pharmacopoeia.
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!
The Greek government has brought forward new, draft legislation on Companion Animals. Together with the rest of the welfare community in Greece, GAWF/Animal Action Hellas broadly welcomes the intention behind this legislation, and we have submitted our comments and suggestions to the government in order to assist with the successful implementation of this ambitious legislation…
How many of us have been on holiday, only to be faced with countless sick and hungry strays? Whether on the beaches of Thailand; the streets of Turkey; or loitering hopefully outside a Greek restaurant, it begs the question…what can we, as tourists, do to help?
With so many innovative, hassle-free ways to support the charities you care about, it’s never been easier to find one that suits you. Today we’re talking about ‘Give As You Live’ – it’s free, it’s easy and it’s already raised over £13 million for charity!
We’re delighted to be supporting Agia Marina Donkey Rescue with regular farriery and dental treatments, keeping all their inhabitants happy and healthy.
When we think of mistreatment or neglect, we often think of emaciated, undernourished animals. But you might be surprised to hear that overweight horses, donkeys and mules is just as much of a problem.
‘Hobbling’ is a painful and unnecessary practice that results in lameness, limb fractures and even death. That’s why we’re calling for safer, more sustainable alternatives – like electric fencing.
For many years, the Olympic stadium in Piraeus has been home to countless stray cats. Surviving on the good nature of local animal-lovers and well-meaning tourists, their numbers continue to grow. So we’re delighted to share latest TNR success…
While COVID-19 is still restricting our movements, it’s not the only thing that our Equine Team has to contend with; sometimes the weather simply isn’t on our side and, despite the best laid plans, the team struggles to reach the equidae (horses, donkeys and mules) that need its care…
The fate of 1,700 bovines is still uncertain: after three months at sea they keep being bounced around the Mediterranean. We join the European Parliament Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals in reaching out to the Spanish and Greek authorities…
February 2021 sees the launch of an exciting new global initiative in the field of animal protections: the World Federation for Animals (WFA).
GAWFs collaboration with our partners on Syros, Syros Cats and Aegean Cats – We Live Together continues in 2020 –
GAWF STEPS IN TO ORGANISE A DIGNIFIED RETIREMENT FOR A PAIR OF OLD LADIES FROM HYDRA During our outreach visits,
Letter to the Minister of Agriculture: Request to support the phasing out of cages in livestock farming
RESCUE JUST ONE OR CHANGE THE LIFE OF MILLIONS? It can’t be an either/or. We have to do both! When
23/10/2019 Paros is a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea best known for its beaches and traditional villages. Parikia,
Today marks World Animal Day and Animal Action Hellas is taking the opportunity to promote the latest version of its
One million EU citizens have signed the #EndTheCageAge European Citizens Initiative (ECI) petition, the biggest ever political push for farm
The results are finally in, and we are optimistic to see that more than 100 candidates who pledged to act
Following a public outcry about overweight tourists using donkey taxis, CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) is backing The Donkey Sanctuary’s
What an inspiring way to start the year! Our 2019 Syros Neutering Programme officially began this month with a 3-day
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/12/santorini-greece-donkeys-overweight-tourists-animal-welfare?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other&fbclid=IwAR1jQxPW2b314uHa7YAK3YglTMlTShl7CwfdPR-gebbNCjBpprmFhHxCU_Q The Greek Animal Welfare Fund (GAWF) and its partner The Donkey Sanctuary were delighted to hear on 2 August
GAWF / Animal Action have been pleased to work with Dog’s Voice and be their major partner and sponsor during
Athens 20th September 2018 Re: Submission of 10,000 signatures to save the animals at the wildlife rescue centre (EKPAZ) on
With the new campaign “EU, Care For Our Companions” European citizens call for better protection for their pets and equines.
International animal welfare charity, The Donkey Sanctuary, and its partner Greek Animal Welfare Fund/Animal Action Hellas (GAWF), held positive talks
The animals at the Wildlife Rescue Centre (EKPAZ) of Aegina continue to live under appalling conditions and they desperately need
For nearly a decade, the animals at the have been suffering appalling conditions and it looks as though they are
Thank you to our supporters for standing by the animals of the East Attica following the fires which started on
GAWF/Animal Action Hellas and Ippothesis are very pleased to announce that the Greek Ministry of Rural Development and Food has issued
Over the last few days, the world has watched in horror as one of the deadliest tragedies of recent times unfolded
“We only want to give the dogs a chance of a good life”, said Alex, one of the Leaders of
Attending one of our Equine Project’s unique Seminars, which aim to give people professionally involved with working horses, donkeys and
More than 12000 citizens raised their voice for the stronger protection of equines in Greece! We just delivered, in collaboration
We’re pleased to report that there have recently been arrests on the island of Kimolos in connection with hobbled animals.
50 more cats and 8 dogs were sterilised through our Neutering Programme in collaboration with the shelter of Nea Filadelfia. It’s amazing