Evia island is one of the biggest islands in Greece.
But itís not a nice place to live if you are a dog.
Although a beautiful place to visit as a tourist and idyllic to live, for street dogs it's far too often a constant struggle for survival. To survive, they need help. And that's what this site is all about. This site
is dedicated to Halkida's Animal & Culture Welfare Society-The Shelter.
Our Shelter was founded in 1996 (Reg.Charity No.317/1996) and our aim is to look after, sterilize, medically treat & home the stray animals. The Shelter is located is 15 kilometers from Halkida, were we put up many dogs and cats.
It has been a real struggle to keep it going but thanks to Marchig Animal Welfare Trust (MAWT) and friends from Canada, in 2007 we sterilized 160 dogs and homed 40 dogs in Greece and abroad.
All members are volunteers and support the welfare society with dues. Apart from this, sometimes we have donations to help us but it's never enough.
In 2007, a friend from the U.S. financed 25 sterilizations and we've also received help from the Worldwide Veterinary Service (WVS) and from Marchig Animal Welfare Trust, both of whom supported us with our sterilization programme.
We would also like to give a heartfelt thanks to Mark and Lyn Purden, of Strays of Greece, from England who have been of great help as well.
If we don't help the animals who will? Is it so much to ask to give them a loving home, regular food and a little comfort? We believe that animals feel pain, hunger and fear, all too often at the hand of man. Left on the streets these animals would not survive the winter without regular food and medical treatment. We have a long way to go before we can alleviate animal suffering but we can all help if we don't turn away from the problem. Every penny you give will help to make the islands of Greece a better place to visit. No-one wants to see starved and mistreated animals whilst on holiday. So, if you visit our beautiful island, also please don't forget to look for our collection boxes.
Please: remember that animals in Greece have very few friends. Our needs remain great and ongoing.
Please help us to help them.