NFA Ghost Dogs Team in Greece

NFA Ghost Dogs Team in Greece 1

This is our Ghost Dogs team in Greece. Every week these wonderful people venture into the run down and often dangerous area called Aspropyrgos near Athens to rescue abandoned dogs that people dump there. They also brave the many gypsy camps in the area, places so dangerous the police are reluctant to venture inside. Our […]

Forest fires in Greece create torment for street dogs

Forest fires in Greece create torment for street dogs 2

I have told you many times before of the terrible situation street dogs face in Greece.  Network for Animals is doing everything we can to help. No words can better convey why your support is so urgently needed… than this haunting photograph. This poor dog was caught in wild fires that swept through the Attica region of […]

Greek cats get a helping hand from NFA

Greek cats get a helping hand from NFA 3

Network for Animals (NFA) has stepped in to help hungry street cats on the Greek island of Ithaca. NFA has pledged to buy food for a year for the cats and kittens who live in the isolated village of Stavros. “The cats are a nuisance to the island people, most are poisoned or put in […]

Pico: Tiny, alone, and utterly desperate.

Pico: Tiny, alone, and utterly desperate. 4

It never ceases to shock me that people can be so utterly cruel and callous to animals. This little fellow is called Pico, he lives in Greece where he was kept chained up 24 hours a day, often without food or water. Poor Pico became so desperate that he started to eat himself, first the […]

Katerina, the Ghost Dog who lost almost everything.

Katerina, the Ghost Dog who lost almost everything. 6

Our hearts have broken countless times since we started our tireless mission to help dogs in distress in Greece. The crushing financial crisis has had devastating consequences for animals, with the BBC now estimating nearly 2 MILLION dogs abandoned and left to fend for themselves on the streets. Aspropyrgos is a large run-down area near […]

The Greek dogs that grieve for their lost families…

The Greek dogs that grieve for their lost families… 7

Every dog lover knows that our animals love us devotedly and wholeheartedly… and from the little town of Arta, in north west Greece comes yet more proof. When 80-year-old Georgios Vitsios died in January this year he was buried in the local cemetery… …that’s where his dog Whitey now lives, sleeping on her dead owner’s grave. […]

Emergency Grant Given To Animal Rescue Kefalonia

Emergency Grant Given To Animal Rescue Kefalonia 10

In early 2014, the Greek Island of Kefalonia was struck by a series of earthquakes reaching 6.1 on the Richter Scale. Basic infrastructure on the island was severely compromised, and the lives of the 300 dogs and 30 cats at Animal Rescue Kefalonia (ARK) were put in jeopardy. As mentioned in our recent news article, […]

Supporting the Dogs of Greece

Supporting the Dogs of Greece 11

In 2013, Network for Animals’ Brian and Gloria Davies visited Greece to discuss animal welfare concerns and get a first hand view of the well reported Greek economic situation. As part of the visit, they travelled to a rescue sanctuary called ARK, located on the island of Kefalonia. Here a woman and her community have […]

Striving to Help Dogs All Over The World

Striving to Help Dogs All Over The World 12

It has often been said that there is no love so loyal and unconditional as that which humans receive from dogs. Perhaps it is for this reason that we find it particularly painful to hear of these beautiful animals suffering in any way. NFA is dedicated to crusading against animal suffering and cruelty wherever we […]

One Million Hungry Dogs Need You

One Million Hungry Dogs Need You 13

The BBC reported a few short months ago on the dogs of Greece, becoming victims of homelessness and hunger, following years of financial crisis in the country: “There are more than a million strays in Greece because people are simply abandoning pets they can no longer afford to keep” [box] Please pledge a donation to support our work […]

An Update on the Ghost Dogs of Greece

An Update on the Ghost Dogs of Greece 14

The suffering of one dog is too much for an animal lover to accept. The suffering of a million is almost unfathomable. The BBC reported recently on the dogs of Greece, becoming victims of homelessness and hunger, following years of financial crisis in the country: “There are more than a million strays in Greece because people are simply abandoning […]

A Volunteer’s Story

A Volunteer's Story 15

A few months ago a volunteer called Lonie got in touch. She had seen our campaign video on the Ghost Dogs of Greece and wanted to help. Lonie visited Greece and spent time with the Ghost Dogs of Aspropyrgos volunteers, supporting the dogs and the organisation. This is her story. “My name is Lonie. All my past life […]