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Supporting Association for the promotion of the Animal Help Association of Serifos

Deliberately we don´t show pictures of suffering animals on this website, but unfortunately there are many - even in a beautiful place like the Cycladic island Serifos.

  • Organisation

    Local implementation… an association can achieve more and also has greater acceptance, than is possible for dedicated individuals.
    Therefore, in June 2016 we founded the Animal Help Association of Serifos FILOSS.

    Its members (Greek and foreigners) are working in place for the realization of the objectives and the establishment of an animal shelter and a veterinarian clinic.

  • Reason

    Greece has a very strict Animal Protection Act.

    Greece has a very strict Animal Protection Act. Whoever disregards this must expect draconian fines. And yet the rights and the dignity of animals - e.g. on the island of Serifos – are continuously and seriously breached, dogs are kept permanentely on iron chains, donkeys, goats and sheep have their legs bound together, multiple kittens and puppies are "disposed of" in the garbage, cats and dogs are poisoned...

    Since years animal lovers, visitors and tourists in Serifos provide medical assistance, walk chained dogs, tend to and support abused animals. This has helped little, a change for the better is not in sight, on the contrary: animal suffering is getting worse.

    This has to change!

    Systematically and well-organized we want to adopt and implement animal rights on Serifos. Practically and hands-on we want to provide a dignified and species-appropriate life for sick, abandoned, and abused animals.
  • Goals

    A place that is a home for animals!

    It is absolutely necessary to establish a shelter for sick, abused, old, and unwanted animals and allow them a life and aging in a species-appropriate environment.

    Our goal is to:

    • accommodate kittens and puppies
    • house and look after ill and frail livestock (goats, sheep, donkeys, mules and horses)
    • build a veterinary medical practice to vaccinate young animals, to sterilize sexually mature dogs and cats, and generally to provide medical treatment.

    In general, we also want to sensitize the population for the concerns of animal welfare (for example in form of projects with school classes) and want to convince unreasonable animal owners to change their behavior.

  • Setup

    Step by step to the goal:

    June 2016:
    Founding meeting of the Animal Help Association of Serifos FILOSS

    July 2016:
    Foundation of the association for the promotion of the Animal Protection Association FILOSS "Verein zur Förderung des Tierschutzverein Serifos "FILOSS" in Wädenswil, Switzerland.

    October 2016
    The first animals find a new home in our shelter.

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