It was a pleasure for me a few months ago to become a member of the Cretan Animal Welfare Group. For many years I had heard about its actions and experiences from people whose animals had been helped. I also knew about the difficulties such societies face since the problems are numerous and their only ally is their power of will and the love they have to offer the animals.
But none of the negative things stopped me of taking over the Subsidized Neutering of Owned Dogs Project. A project which, thanks to two very generous ladies and their companies, is covering the full microchip costs and 50% of the neutering costs for owned dogs from Sissi to Heraklion! Furthermore, WSPA is providing us with the needed guidance and after the population survey training we received from them, we are ready to show people that we are making a difference!
With great satisfaction I can see that the project is gaining more and more success. From October 07’ until January 08’ 28 dogs have been neutered, 18 of which were females. Taking into consideration only the females and assuming they would have lived approx. 5 years each, bringing into the world an average of 10 puppies each per year, we have prevented 900 unwanted puppies from a suffering and uncertain future and helped the owners get out of an unpleasant situation. We are hoping to neuter an average of 15 dogs per month and at this rate it should take us 2 years to have neutered all the female dogs in the areas of Malia and Stalis.Another positive outcome is that we are having increased positive reactions from the local people who, in the beginning, were very conservative and skeptical about neutering their dogs!
We are now waiting for you, the rest of the dog owners, to contact us as soon as possible, to assure a better future for your dogs!
Call Korina Legaki +30 6993023797