STRAY DOGS and
Visitors to Greece and other mediterranean places are
often upset by the stray dogs and cats. Unfortunately it is a fact that also in
Corfu these poor animals are seen around.
However many apparently stray
dogs are not lost but are merely wanderers from their homes. They will return
later by their own resources. It would no doubt help if more were neutered. It
is difficult for animal lovers to turn their backs but feeding them or showing
them affection may cause them to follow until they are out of their known
territory when they WILL become another stray.
Advice given by the
welfare groups is NOT to feed the stray cats which often hang around Tavernas
etc. The owners naturally do not want them encouraged in the public eating
There are arguments "For and Against" feeding the stray cats.
One is that particularly in popular tourist places they come to totally rely on
supplied food rather than learning to fend for themselves by developing their
natural hunting instincts. Then when the tourists suddenly depart at the end of
October they starve to death.
For more information read the article on this
and follow the links shown there.
There are a few welfare organisations in Corfu run by
volunteers and for anyone wishing to help them in their work a donation is the
best way. They organise the important neutering schemes and as well as care
kennels. They have re-homed many hundreds of lovely animals both in Greece and
other European countries.
These groups rely entirely on donations of
money and the best way to help the cause of strays is to support these
How you can help
Visit the web-sites
mentioned above and also this one:
and make a donation direct to the people who are doing the work.
from Germany may also assist in a unique way as described on that