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WILDFIRE APPEAL: HOW YOUR DONATIONS ARE SAVING LIVES

Our Urgent Wildfire Appeal has raised a truly lifechanging €25,000. We’ve started sending funds to those most in need, and want to share with you how your donations are saving lives in the aftermath of what were Greece’s worst wildfires to date.

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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.

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A DAY IN THE LIFE…OF COOKIE

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…

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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.

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A PACKED AGENDA FOR PAROS OUTREACH TRIP

Whether it’s a CNR project, a rescue mission or an equine veterinary workshop, our outreach trips usually have one purpose, but there was a packed agenda when our team visited Paros earlier this month!

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A DAY IN THE LIFE…OF JUNIOR

I’d heard there were places, not too far away, that were warm and safe, where humans were kind and you didn’t have to fight for food. But I was afraid to leave the place I knew…

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TRAP, NEUTER, RELEASE – EVEN IN A CHURCH!

Our commitment to sterilise 40 cats every single month has taken us to some interesting places! Last month, it was the small, mountainous village of Livohori, and this month it’s the orthodox church of Saint George in Hermoupolis.

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A DAY IN THE LIFE…OF FROSTY

I didn’t have a name until I was three years old. I lived in backstreets of the main town in Syros. It was a bit rough as an area and I had to learn to take care of myself…

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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!

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NEW COMPANION ANIMAL LEGISLATION: OUR VIEW

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…

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A HANDY TOOL: MAP OF LOCAL ANIMAL WELFARE GROUPS

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?

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‘give as you live’ and help save animals in need

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!

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A DAY IN THE LIFE…OF HAILEY

I don’t remember how I arrived here, but it was about three years ago and I was very scared. As a tiny kitten – somehow, I lost my mother and followed the food.

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AN UNLIKELY LOCATION FOR TRAP, NEUTER, RELEASE

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…

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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)…

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It’s that time again on the Greek islands

‘Clean Monday’ marked the beginning of Orthodox Lent and families across the country are beginning their preparations leading up to the great celebration of Easter. But how do the festivities affect the stray cats of Greece?

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The elements win on Mount Pelion

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…

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A New Community Project on Paros

Despite the perils of operating within a global pandemic, November saw the launch of a new collaboration between GAWF / Animal Action, FOUR PAWS International and three local welfare organisations on Paros…

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EXERCISE FOR ALL THANKS TO THE RED CROSS

Pets are perhaps not the first group that comes to mind when thinking about those who are having a hard time during the current lockdown restrictions, but all across Greece there are pet dogs suffering…

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A HAPPY ENDING FOR ONE LUCKY OLD BOY

In April last year, the volunteers from Ghost Dogs of Aspropyrgos first met 9 year old Bad. No longer of any use to his hunter owner, he was dumped on a mountain side outside of Athens…

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ONE PERSON, MAKING A REAL DIFFERENCE

In October, cat loving Athens resident, Anta, got in touch with us recently to ask for help getting control of the colony of stray cats she cares for in her neighbourhood, Kallithea…

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ADVOCATING FOR SEA TURTLES IN TROUBLE

The Bern Convention has reopened a Case File on Zakynthos and its sea turtles following repeated reports presented by the Greek NGO, MEDASSET. Greece is home to two of the world’s seven surviving species…

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Covid-19 update

UPDATE 30/4/20 : As of 4th of May, volunteers no longer need special permits to leave their homes to care

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STAVROS OUTREACH

No one writes to the papers about these animals and their working conditions…  Up in northern Greece, in remote mountain

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WORLD SPAY DAY 2019

Hurrah! It’s “WORLD SPAY DAY”! (Yes, there really is one. To be honest, we’re a bit surprised ourselves. Three cheers

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SUCCESS STORY!

Success story!!! Α week ago the stork brought 5 kittens on our doorstep and thanks to your support and kindness

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Τελος τα Κλουβια!

H Animal Action Hellas ως μέλος του δικτύου της Ευρωπαικής Πρωτοβουλίας Πολιτών “End the Cage Age” στηρίζει περήφανα την εκστρατεία

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SANTORINI WORKING EQUIDS: GUARDIAN ARTICLE

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

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LIVE FROM HYDRA

Live from Hydra: Our Equine Team accompanied by our CEO, Paul McGlone, are on the island of Hydra where GAWF/Animal

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HAPPY WORLD ANIMAL DAY!!

https://www.facebook.com/dogsvoice.gr/videos/269259990442302/ We are sharing with you on ‘World Animal Day’ some happy endings with dogs who were victims of the

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MANDRA EMERGENCY

September 2017. Life is terribly tough for the strays of Mandra but, thanks to our supporters, there is hope. Back

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ASPROPIRGOS CTVT

July 2017. Do you believe in ghosts? Is the industrial suburb of Aspropyrgos really full of invisible creatures? Animal Action

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STOP THE TRUCKS

Eurogroup for Animals’ #StopTheTrucks campaign has received overwhelming support, exceeding its target of 1 million signatures to call for an end to

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Charity of the Year

By selecting GAWF  as your company’s dedicated charity partner, we will give your team a focus, motivate them to fundraise,

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