Casper the friendly Ghost Dog: Heart-touching Casper finds a happy ending

Casper the friendly Ghost Dog: Heart-touching Casper finds a happy ending 1

Many of our supporters have asked what happened to Casper, the friendly Greek street dog that lost an eye. There’s good news – Casper has found a forever home and is recovering fast.  His new owners say he is the most lovable fellow, and that they were so moved by his tragic story that they […]

Your donations in ACTION in February 2020

Bela Bela

South Africa We resumed our work in South Africa’s poverty-stricken Hillview township, in Cape Town. For three months, the army wouldn’t let us go there because it was too dangerous. In February, they allowed us to go in with armed guards and a police escort. Within an hour, we had filled two rescue vans with […]

Rock star speaks out about donkey cruelty in Greece

Rock star speaks out about donkey cruelty in Greece 2

Greek-American rocker Tommy Lee has petitioned Greece’s agriculture Minister Makis Voridis seeking a ban on donkey exploitation on the tourist island of Santorini. “I am honored to have been born in Athens, and wherever I tour with Motley Crue, I proudly proclaim my Greek heritage. But there is an issue souring the reputation of Greece […]

Cats in survival mode on idyllic Greek islands

Cats in survival mode on idyllic Greek islands 3

On the picturesque Greek islands of Ithaca and Kefalonia – the setting made famous by the book and movie Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – cats live in constant fear of poisoning and random cruelty according to international animal welfare organisation Network for Animals (NFA). Paul Seigel, an NFA campaigner, says that many Greeks love cats, but […]

Facing terrible danger, NFA team keeps fighting for Santorini donkeys

Facing terrible danger, NFA team keeps fighting for Santorini donkeys 4

A South African animal welfare worker was brutally assaulted and threatened with death, when filming abuse of donkeys on the Greek island of Santorini. Luke Barritt, a campaigner for international charity Network for Animals (NFA), was spotted filming donkey abuse by irate donkey owners. These men exploit donkeys by making them repeatedly climb a 1000-foot […]

Helping cats in Greece

Helping cats in Greece 5

For the past four years Network for Animals has been helping street cats on the Greek island of Ithaca and in Fiscardo on the neighboring island of Kefalonia. In partnership with wonderful volunteers on both islands, we have created an informal network, we call Cats of Ithaca and Fiscardo (COIF). The big problem for street […]

Remember not to ride donkeys in Santorini

Remember not to ride donkeys in Santorini 6

Last year, Network for Animals (NFA) highlighted the terrible abuse donkeys on the Greek island of Santorini suffer. Donkeys, horses and mules are forced to carry tourists up and down 600 zigzag steps leading from a cliff base to a town 400 metres (1300 feet) high. As many as 17,000 tourists disembark from ships and […]

A victory for animal welfare

A victory for animal welfare 7

In early July, Network for Animals (NFA) highlighted the appalling abuse suffered by donkeys, mules and horses on the picturesque Greek island of Santorini. Our video showed how the animals are forced to carry tourists up and down a 1 300-foot high cliff path all day in the baking sun, without adequate food, water or […]

A victory for the donkeys or more empty promises?

A victory for the donkeys or more empty promises? 8

Adequate shade to protect them from the sun, the provision of sufficient food and drinking water and the carrying of only moderate loads. These are some of the measures that will be introduced on the popular Greek island of Santorini where Network for Animals recently exposed the cruel and exploitative treatment of donkeys and mules […]

Abandoned and suffering Ghost Dogs need you NOW!

Abandoned and suffering Ghost Dogs need you NOW! 9

One of the biggest problems my team in Greece face is abandoned dogs knocked down by cars on busy roads, where the poor animals are dumped by uncaring owners. These dogs die where they fall, their last moments spent in agony. The other day my team spotted yet another dog lying at the side of […]

NFA Will NEVER Tolerate People Throwing Dogs Away!

NFA Will NEVER Tolerate People Throwing Dogs Away! 11

It’s hard to believe, but to some people dogs are just tools to be used and thrown away. That’s what Remus’s owners said when he became sick. They dumped him in a wasteland near Athens, and left him to die. When Ghost Dogs, Network for Animals’ partner in Greece, rescued Remus he was a walking […]