As Greece moves forward with new laws to protect animals and wildlife, it is with urgency, that the WILD & STRAY ANIMAL CARE CENTER comes to life to deliver health services and protection for the neglected south Attiki animals.
With urbanization, we have slowly invaded the wildlife habitat, the animals are misplaced and it becomes the duty of everyone to care and relocate animals to safer habitats.
The WILD & STRAY ANIMAL CARE CENTER would like to open a facility, which aims to care for stray and wild animals in issues of health, population control with castration where needed and to release the animals in safe habitats within the south Attiki area where they can thrive.
The center is not a regular veterinarian clinic. We are a business with a civic duty conscience that aims to offer low rates for citizens who love animals and cannot usually afford full prices of a regular vet clinic.
With the help of private patrons, corporate sponsorship and the local government we are confident to have this center up and running by FEBRUARY 2022.
WHO WE ARE
Dr. Olga Tzavela is a Brazilian-Greek veterinarian with 30+ years of experience, licensed in Greece (Panhellenic Veterinary Association – number5589) and Brazil. For the past 20 years she has dedicated her time to castration and population control of felines and canines.
She has years of experience in the public health sector, she has volunteered in the Amazon rainforest; she has experience in laboratory work and has had her own veterinarian clinic.
Here in Greece, in Attiki and the islands, she has volunteered for the past 14 years with small local organizations that care for wild and stray animals.
Under the inspiration and leadership of Dr. Olga Tzavela, the time has come for the WILD & STRAY ANIMAL CARE CENTER to open our own facility, to expand and help these smaller organizations in the care for animals.
She has put together a group of professionals and volunteers that will kick start the project. The team consists of veterinarians, assistants, administrative personnel and many volunteers.
The team behind the WILD & STRAY ANIMAL CARE CENTER will create the center, a facility where the sole purpose is to help and assist wild and stray animals at an economical price which will make helping animals accessible to all citizens.
OUR PROJECT AIMS
The center aims to have enough space to treat, shelter, transition and transport animals.
Felines are postcard trademark of Greece and although we love them, in urban settings their population needs to be controlled. Therefore, one of our aims is also a castration program.
The center aims to function 24 hours a day, so that no animal will be left to suffer or die without care.
We aim to have an educational program at the center, as well as seminar at schools and special events to educate and teach citizens about ‘Animal Care’, ‘How to choose a Pet, ‘How to co-inhabit with wildlife’ and much more.
HOW WILL WE FUNCTION
With the help of sponsors and donations, we will open the center to aid and assist wild and stray animals. To keep the center running, local organizations will bring wild & strays to be treated and if needed castrated at the center, paying very low rates which should be accessible to everyone.
However, to help maintain the center, to pay professionals and a minimum base staff, we will also provide animal care services to domesticated pets as well.
MEMBERS & SPONSORS
Sponsors of the project include everyone, private individuals or corporations that wish to help by donating materials or funds to the project.
Members of the project include everyone, private individuals or corporations that are active in using our facility to care for wild and stray animals.
Anyone should be able to help an animal in need.
BENEFITS FOR A SPONSOR
Private individuals who are sponsors will be mentioned in all newsletters, if they wish to have their names disclosed.
Corporate sponsors will have their logos in the advertising space of all newsletters and will be acknowledged in every campaign the WILD & STRAY ANIMAL CARE CENTER participates in. We will promote your business at every opportunity we get.
BENEFITS FOR A MEMBER
Individuals, who love animals and usually already spend money helping animals, can become a member by contributing yearly or monthly to the project. By being a member you will benefit from the low-cost rates to help and assist wild and strays you bring in. You will also be acknowledged in our newsletters and our honor wall in the center.
Corporations can also be members, besides their logo in the advertising spaces of the newsletters, corporations will benefit from the low-cost rates to help the wild and stray animals from their neighborhoods, as well as a way to encourage their employees to help with the mission. Employees of their businesses will also be given low-cost rates for wild and stray animals they wish to help.
HOW WILL YOU KNOW OUR PROGRESS?
On our Facebook page, WILD & STRAY ANIMAL CARE CENTER, you will find what and how we have been helping animals on a daily basis at the center.
Our monthly newsletters will display statistics, news and upcoming projects as well as our sponsor & members’ names and logos.
THE CENTER - THE FACILITY WE NEED
The center must be located in an easily accessed location.
It can be a commercial space or a residential house with permission to run a business, below is what we would need:
- Ground floor commercial space, suitable for a veterinarian clinic
- 100+ square meters
- Space for 2 consultation rooms and reception
- Space for the animals to recuperate
- Easy parking
- Outdoor areas
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
The initial cost to open the WILD & STRAY ANIMAL CARE CENTER has been estimated to be €35,300.00 euros. We need financial support and donations to start the project.
You can help financially by choosing to make a a donation here.
It is our aim to have at least 70% of the project financed by January 30th 2022.
The WILD & STRAY ANIMAL CARE CENTER team and the animals of south Attiki appreciate your support and sponsorship.
We are at your disposal to answer questions and discuss sponsorship, volunteering and other types of involvement in this project.
Dr. Olga Tzavela - Project Founder
Katia Lenkler - Project Manager