Kalamaki Dog Aid

Dog Trouble owner, Jo Cottrell, first visited Kalamaki on the Greek Island of Zakynthos in 2013 where she got to observe and understand the issues with stray dogs on the island. During the summer the stray dogs are in fairly good health because they are fed by the local restaurants and tourists, but during the winter the dogs are totally reliant on caring local people to feed and water them.

The main issue on the island is the number of stray dogs that are not sterilised and are therefore reproducing.  With female dogs giving birth to an average of 6 puppies, sometimes twice a year, it doesn’t take long for the population to increase!   Mothers and litters of puppies are often discarded, being dumped or even drowned due to the costs involved in caring for them.  Adult dogs are often poisoned or shot to reduce their number before tourist season begins. The solution is a combination of capturing stray dogs, sterilising them and then either releasing them again or placing them with the rescues for adoption across Europe.  

The Dog Trouble Foundation provides support through fundraising to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home stray dogs that are not strong enough to live on the streets.  Jo selects the dogs that most people would not want to adopt due to their age, behaviour or physical health and brings them to Dog Trouble for rehabilitation.  This involves improving their physical and emotional health which can sometimes take months before they are suitable for adoption.

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Greek dog

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Greek litter

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Stray dogs

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Greek dog

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If you find a stray dog whilst on holiday in Kalamaki that needs medical attention, or you wish to adopt, you can contact the local vet or Zante Strays.

 
Local Sterlisation Programme

Kalamaki Dog Aid was developed by Dog Trouble Foundation to help provide reduced cost sterilisation to support the reduction of the stray dog population.  By sterilising stray dogs the number of puppies being born on the island can be reduced, and by providing flea/tick/worm treatment they can live a healthier life. We truly believe in this programme being the answer to improving the quality of life of Kalamaki stray dogs. 

 

You can help us with this important programme and save a life TODAY by making a one off donation, or set up a monthly direct debit, to support Kalamaki Dog Aid. Use the Donate link send us your gift. No amount is too small to make a difference. Thank you!

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Your donation goes towards improving the life of the stray dog population on the Greek island of Zakynthos.

 

By providing flea, tick, and worm treatment they can live a healthier life, and by sterilising stray dogs the number of puppies being born on the island can be reduced.

 

We really appreciate whatever amount you can give - no gift is too small to make a difference. Use our contact form to get in touch if you would like more information on supporting this programme.

 

THANK YOU!