€80.00raised of €3,000.00 goal goal
Lydia's Dog Shelter is a home based Dog Rescue shelter operating for more than 10 years in her privately owned property where she and her mother reside in the outskirts of Athens, Greece. It has rescued and found home for countless dogs over the years. Many have been placed for adoption and the ones who didn't get adopted, were adopted by Lydia who refused to let them back to the streets exposed to its many dangers. Currently 22 dogs live in Lydia's Dog Shelter. Most of them have been rescued from unfit owners who had them permanently tied in cottages or fields with ticks and flees all over them. These abused dogs had never known love and care by their owners. Now they are receiving the love and care they deserve and live happy lives. All dogs in the Shelter are vaccinated, microchipped and neutered. Also because all spaces in the shelter are currently occupied, two rescued dogs are currently kept on a foster home which charges a monthly fee.
The last two years due to the Covid crisis, it has been difficult to maintain the shelter. The costs of dog food, vet visits and cost of living in general are rapidly rising due to the war between Russia and Ukraine and the pandemic. WE URGENTLY NEED YOUR SUPPORT to keep the shelter going, or else we won't be able to provide for our dogs needs. We need money for their regular vet visits, for their pills, their collars (to keep them away from ticks and mosquitos who carry leismaniosis...a deadly disease spreading from an infected mosquito) and for their food. Some of the dogs are older and need treatment due to health issues, blood work, dental cleanings or tooth removals to name a few. Your contribution will be of the most value for the well being of these animals. For all the people who donate, we will send a personal thank you email and provide you with details on how exactly your donation money were spent to meet the shelter's needs. We will provide you will a video and pictures upon request on your email.
PS: Stray cats and dogs are supposedly a property and responsibility of the Greek Municipality. They often get grants from the EU, but most of the grands are pocketed by the Municipalities and never get to the right hands. This is how a few people who truly love animals end up adopting too many in order to save them from the streets or from unfit owners. These people have no outside funding, struggle on their own and have no help from the State. That's why Greece has a huge problem with overpopulation of stray animals who live in horrendous circumstances.
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