REGION KAVALA, GREECE
The municipality of Kavala (Greece) and the Vets in Action sign a contract acknowledging the good work done by the veterinarians and to agree on the further engagement and cooperation.
In October 2018, we carried out the first castration campaign in Kavala and have repeated this every year since. In 2021, two campaigns have taken place to advance a sustainable and humane solution to the stray animal problem. In the concentrated actions, the veterinarians in the field neuter and vaccinate countless dogs as well as cats and provide them with medical care.
The municipality organizes the catch of the animals and ensures that they are returned to their territories after treatment. It also provides accommodation and meals for the team of Vets in Action.
In return, Vets in Action provide veterinarians and assistants for the entire duration of the project, as well as all necessary medications for vaccination and anesthesia.
During neutering campaigns, we always treat emergencies, such as this female dog who has not been eating for three days and is therefore immediately fed intravenously. During the ultrasound examination our veterinarian discovers a stuck bone in the intestine. A life-threatening obstruction is imminent, which is why part of the intestine must be removed.
The municipality of Kavala confirms that the Vets in Action have neutered, registered, chipped and vaccinated against rabies 708 stray animals by mid-2021.
Saturday, September 25, 2021, at the municipal office shortly before contract closing....
...followed by the official signing of the contract. Frtl: Zoi Kontou, Head of Vets in Action Greece; Theodoros Mouriadis, Mayor of Kavala; Marc Ducommun, Director of the Foundation Vets in Action - all under the close watch of Lilly, helper and mascot of Vets in Action Greece. Hard to believe that the little well-groomed lady was once a neglected stray herself before she was found and rescued by Zoi Kontou.
The municipality confirms that the stray animal situation in Kavala has improved drastically thanks to our efforts. It is agreed to continue the education of children regarding the handling of animals and the prevention of the reproduction of strays together.
Translation Greece-Englisch: MUNICIPALITY OF KAVALA: Signing of a cooperation protocol with the international animal welfare organization Vets in Action.The Municipality of Kavala signed a cooperation protocol with the international animal welfare organization Vets in Action, on Saturday, September 25, 2021. More specifically, the Mayor of Kavala, Thodoros Mouriadis, in the presence of the Deputy Mayor of Education and Culture, Apostolos Moumtsakis, received in his office the President of Vets in Action Switzerland, Marc Ducommun and the President of Vets in Action Greece, Zoi Kontou to continue their cooperation, while at the same time they considered the possibility of utilizing European resources for the best possible management of stray animals in our city. Finally, Mr. Mouriadis thanked the representatives of Vets in Action and the President of the Animal Welfare Association "Aesop", Despina Avramidou, for the free sterilization of stray animals that take place every year in Kavala, emphasizing that with their action they have already raised awareness to a large part of the local community. Δήμος Καβάλας - Municipality of Kavala