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Images of Greek Cats
Here are a plethora of delightful felines that have graced us with their presence during our trips to Greece.
Listed according to the Island that we met them, click on the island name to see the photos:-
More Greek cats Sites:-
CAT WELFARE IN GREECE
Things seem to be getting better with regards to the way that the Greek people treat cats, but we can only speak from our own experience. We have seen some very poorly looking cats and kittens over the years (see the little white kitten on the Alónissos page), and it is not uncommon to see cats that are blind in one eye, or that have gammy legs - presumably from road accidents and the like. However, in recent years we've started to notice cat food appearing in the supermarkets next to the tins of dog food, so perhaps that is a good sign. The cats we encountered on Patmos were amoungst some of the best fed we've seen (maybe it related to the theology of the island). In Molyvos (Míthymna) on Lésbos there was a animal rescue centre with several little kittens happily playing in a tree by an adjacent taverna.
It could be that the growing tourist industry, and in turn the loving attitude of many of those visitors towards animals, is having a positive effect on the less sympathetic members of Greek society. Certainly an improvement in levels of tolerance is tangible.
Above all it's very important to remember that there is good and bad in all cultures and that people do learn by example.
We wanted to show both sides of the coin, if only to raise awareness and concern for animal welfare, so we've included links to a couple of other sites:-
Greek Animal Rescue - UK branch
Greek Animal Rescue - Canada branch
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For images of our own Brighton cat 'Simba' - click here