I have just returned from Santorini, a beautiful island. However, the beauty of the Caldera, and the beaches and other wonderful natural gifts was overshadowed by the tragedy I saw in the treatment of animals.
There are many, many stray dogs and cats in Santorini. When I first arrived I thought the dogs belonged to somebody because a lot of them had collars, however these are simply abondoned dogs left to fend for themselves because their owners have now left the island.
Seeing these dogs travel in packs or alone from one side of the island to another looking for food, water and some human companionship was extremely sad and will forever be ingrained in my memory.
I would like to put my money where my mouth is by asking the Greek people on this forum to help me help out this situation. Is there a foundation or a group of peoples that help these animals? Has there been any groups started to help with the neuter and spade of this animal population?
Can anyone tell me why these animals are discarded and treated this way?
I don't just want to whine and complain. I want to help in as much as I can from where I am in the States.
Thank you for reading.