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I own a small holiday home in a very famous village on Crete. One of my neighbours adjacent to me has decided to breed Labradors on his roof of 10 feet by 10 feet.
The dog and its puppys are left for long periods of time sometimes for weeks in there own mess, the roof has no fences or barriers on one side where there is a good twenty foot drop to the ground. This is very upsetting for us when we visit our property in mid summer.
I have a fond memory of this shelter, I had vocational training there with my boyfriend in 2010. Wonderful staff, hope all is going well and that Kostas, Leonidas, Maria and Dorotea all keep working hard to keep the strays from multiplying, as well as teach the locals about the value of dogs as human companions and not that they are just tools to be exploited
2 days ago I saw a lovely frendly dog chained to a trunk on waisted ground. Ok he has food… dried buscuit and water and he takes shelter under the truck from the heat. However he needs love and has so much to give, I so want to help him… what can i do?? My holiday finishes in 2 days and i have been to see him for the last few days and given lots of love and cuddles…. the poor love…
After travelling around several parts of Greece, it is great to see that Crete is leading the way in animal care and education of the locals.
I wish everybody luck for the future!
I donate to 3 charities on Crete and also sponser a dog called Mitsy throughThe Cretan Animal Protection charity. I am very concerned with regards to the plight of strays abandoned, treated cruely, on the streets with no shelter. The charities are doing their best, but there are so many strays.
l am pleased that you are trying to change the laws to protect the strays, but they need a safe warm place off the streets before Winter.
This is a wonderful step forward. I was wondering if any attempts will be made to find suitable homes for the stray dogs. Wouldn’t it be great if caring families were able to visit the shelter and adopt a dog?