Σημειώστε το τώρα! Reserve the date!

Σεμινάριο Εκπαίδευσης Σκύλων στο Ηράκλειο!

Dog Training Seminar in Heraklion!

Κάντε κλικ εδώ για το πρόγραμμα με λεπτομέρειες!

Click here for a detailed programme!

Equine Outreach report – part 4. Φροντίδα Ιπποειδών, Μέρος 4ο.

For all of you who can’t get enough of the nice pictures which go with this very worthwhile project,  just love animals and/or Crete here are some more pics of

~ our volunteers…hardworking & relaxing once in a while as we have to keep them sweet 😉

~ stunning views…as driving across Crete always gives amazing images 🙂

~ nice churches…as not one village in Crete doesn’t have at least one or two of them 😉

~ various animals…as anywhere you come you will find dogs, cats and other 2-or 4-legged creatures worthwhile taking a photo of 🙂

Enjoy!

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Equine Outreach report – part 3. Φροντίδα Ιπποειδών, Μέρος 3ο.

Our Friday continues and we now continue to a completely new area, the district of Amariou in Rethymnon Province. We have some difficulty finding these villages, whose residents contacted us following our press release in Heraklion newspapers prior to the start of the Outreach week.

With the help of the local village priest we find donkeys who are in real need of our help.

Due to the time required to treat these first-timers and the winding, difficult (but beautiful) mountain roads we unfortunately run out of time and are unable to make the last of our scheduled visits so those are a priority for April 2012.

We have one last call on the way home to a donkey rescued by a lovely family, very interested in caring for it properly. As well as treating it we spend some time easing their minds about correct care, as they have read the booklet I had previously given them but have a number of questions. We finish off by torchlight, leaving them a hoof pick and brush we return to Malia, tired but satisfied at the new contacts we have made and another 12 donkeys feeling so much more comfortable because of our help.

On Saturday, our last day, we visit our friends in Kalo Horio, Kritsa  and the little donkey from Vathy. Unfortunately Nikos her owner has died and she is now the second donkey for the man at Zenia but she is in her Winter quarters where we are pleased to visit her. We are particularly glad to be able to continue her treatment as she has very bad hooves requiring regular treatment. Also another check on the donkey at the Olive Farm took place which we saw on our first day.

Returning to Malia the 3 donkeys at the Haven as well as Larry the sheep, are treated, last but not least! So a quieter last day with 8 donkeys and 1 sheep feeling happier.

As we reviewed our week with a total of 81 animals helped we feel that once again the equine outreach week has proved a very worthwhile project, helping both animals and their owners. As word of our work travels and people trust us and realise that we honestly care for their animals, without charge, we feel sure that one day, soon, we will find that 1 week each time is just not enough!

Get writing letters! Γράψτε γράμματα για να βοηθήστε!

HELP STOP THIS! ΒΟΗΘΗΣΤΕ ΝΑ ΣΤΑΜΑΤΗΣΕΙ ΑΥΤΟ!

Now that more than a million signatures have been raised for the 8Hours campaign, it is time for us all to start lobbying the MEPs! 

2 Greek MEPs have already signed the Written Declaration but we have 20 more to go! Please send letters, NOT emails… this is very important!

Έχουμε συλλέξει πάνω από 1.000.000 υπογραφές και ξεκινάμε την άσκηση πίεσης στους Ευρωβουλευτές!

2 Έλληνες Ευρωβουλευτές έχουν υπογράψει την Γραπτή Διακήρυξη αλλά έχουμε άλλους 20 να πείσουμε! Παρακαλούμε στείλτε επιστολές, ΟΧΙ ΕΜΑΙΛ… αυτό είναι πολύ σημαντικό!

CLICK HERE for ENG Letter

ΚΑΝΤΕ ΚΛΙΚ ΕΔΩ για ΕΛΛ Επιστολή

CLICK HERE for the ENG  WRITTEN DECLARATION

ΚΑΝΤΕ ΚΛΙΚ ΕΔΩ για την ΕΛΛ ΓΡΑΠΤΗ ΔΙΑΚΗΡΥΞΗ

CLICK HERE and add your country in the search to get a list of the MEPs.

ΚΑΝΤΕ ΚΛΙΚ ΕΔΩ και δηλώστε την χώρα σας στην αναζήτηση για να έχετε λίστα των Ευρωβουλευτών σας.

Address/Διεύθυνση:

MEP Name & Surname/ Όνομα/Επίθετο Ευρωβουλευτή

European Parliament

60, Rue Wiertz

B – 1047 Brussels

Belgium

Equine Outreach report – part 2. Φροντίδα Ιπποειδών, Μέρος 2ο.

On Wednesday we make a nice early start on our way to the south and the Messara area but first a stop in Archanes to see a new donkey, rescued by a kind Greek lady and now having a lovely life amongst olive groves with a beautiful view to the bay of Heraklion. Both the feet and teeth of this donkey needed care and so we started the day with very happy and satisfied ‘customers’. Continuing south to our regulars in Rotassi we are told by a passing lady that her brother has a donkey in a nearby village, Ethia where there are 2 donkeys we have never treated. As the day is going well we decide to find these donkeys, however, one is in the hills too far for us to visit this trip but he is on our list for April 2012.

After treating our regulars in Charakas, Vagionia and Krotos as well as 2 goats with overgrown feet, we arrive in Pitsidia for the first of our 2 night stay. After a quick but filling meal we all decide on an early night to refresh ourselves for the following day.

On Thursday  we make for Petrokefali and Barbara’s Agia Marina Sanctuary where she has new donkeys rescued since our last visit in April. After treating her donkeys and a goat she takes us to check on more donkeys, one of which is coming to her sanctuary as soon as possible. We are happy that while we are treating this donkey the old owner arrives and agrees for the donkey to travel to Barbara the following morning.

We completed our treatment of 13 donkeys and a goat and still managed a paddle in the Libyan Sea! As we looked out at a small island we mused on the possibility of Colonel Gadaifi hiding there and how wonderful if we could claim the reward for finding him and thus continue expanding our Animal Welfare work. The next morning we hear that he was caught that very day but in Libya, so I guess we will continue with our bazaars and other fund-raising events!!

On Friday we leave the area next morning heading for Saktouria where the men are waiting, with their donkeys in the same place as last time. How much easier this makes our work. We are sorry to hear that one of the old donkeys has died but another has arrived for a first treatment and so I guess the circle of life continues…

Following a telephone interview an article appears in the local newspaper so we hope that in 2012 we may be able to reach even more people and their donkeys.

Responsible Dog Ownership Congress 21 January 2012

Responsible Dog Ownership Congress

21 January 2012

at Lato Boutique (Brillant), Heraklion

by CAWG &WSPA.

Registration at 10am.

The Congress is jointly organised with WSPA and promises to be informative as well as thought-provoking with a view to understand the issues around Responsible Dog Ownership in relation to the stray dog population.

Key note speakers include Mr Bolakis ~ Vice Mayor of Heraklion (responsible for stray dogs), Mr Dostakstakis ~ Mayor of Hersonissos as well as Joy Lee from WSPA (London).

There are only a few spaces left and if you are interested,
please RSVP to
Sponsored by:
Lato Boutique Hotel, Whiskas, Pedigree and Friskies.

Pig Business: Ντοκυμαντερ με Ελληνικούς υπότιτλους!

PIG BUSINESS