MEP (Memeber of European Parliament) For all our European followers we urge you to contact your memeber of European parliament to highlight our cause and the situation with animal welfare in Greece. It is their responsiblity to ensure our voice is heard.
Why This Is Important The dedicated volunteers of O'Argoes Animal Welfare Society (Trikala Shelter Dogs) care for 200 dogs at the shelter and numerous strays on the street. In Greece, dogs are viewed as "pests" and often the victims of public hangings, fed glass, poisoned, doused with acid, beaten, and starved. The average life span for a dog in Greece is only two years.
As dire as the situation is, there is a small glimmer of hope that lies with the women of the Trikala Animal Shelter. These women have given everything they have to helping the dogs and cats in rural Trikala, Greece. They currently have over 200 cats and dogs in their care and they receive no funding from the government. Instead, they rely on volunteers and handouts of any kind. When their money runs out, so does the hope of all the animals in their care.
Please join us in telling Mayor Lappas that this is NOT acceptable by any standards.