Archive for the ‘Animals’ Category

Men’s best friend

Natasa Lambrogianni has a dog and cat shelter on Skopelos. She takes care of many animals that need help. She has saved many. Natasa and a couple of volunteers feed the cats and dogs via her non-profit organization Straycare Skopelos, she has cats and dogs neutered and asks of the citizens of Skopelos to do the same. She also tries to have the animals adopted. A friend of Natasa in Athens helps her with the adoptions. If they get adopted they all have proper adoption papers, they have been neutered and they can only be adopted if they will not be chained and not live on balconies or roof terraces. A family would be the best place for them to live. They need to be an equal part of the family Natasa said to me today.

I am talking about Natasa because I saw a wonderful post from her yesterday. Natasa asked everyone who follows her on Facebook and has adopted a dog if they could send in photos of the dogs. They did and these are some of the dogs that have found new homes. I love seeing all the dogs in their new houses with their new owners! Everybody in the posts had their own story about how these animals “men’s best friends” changed their lives and they deserve a place on this blog today, Christmas day.

I admire Natasa, she is hands on, she is there for the animals and takes no cr.p. Many people know her but if you don’t know her and are interested try to find out about her when you are on Skopelos again, talk to her and if you can, help her.

(All these dogs have found a new home!)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anastasia.lamprogianni/

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Nature always bounces back


I have to thank Thanassis Fadakis for showing me this wonderful flamingo in the first place. He photographed the bird and I saw it on his Facebook page and after that I went myself and had a look. I was not sure I would find it still there but it was. I approached it quietly but it kept dipping his/her head in the water and drinking/eating.
I was in awe.

The flamingo is where the former biotope is just behind/next the town beach. A lot of work has been going on the last few months. A part of the entrance/exit to the harbor was repaired and stone walls were built.

It meant that the biotope was destroyed but sweet water still flows onto the beach and plants/bushes started growing there again. And this beautiful bird found a place to eat, to rest and simply to be.

Nature always bounces back. Fortunately!!

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Single parent in Karya

Skopelos does not have many cows. I know the single mother cow and her calf that live in the Karya area. It was good to see them again.

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Natasja from Straycare is asking if there is anybody who can help this pup. If you can take it until she has found another home. She will give you food for the pup and anything else if needed like vet care etc. Natasja has no place anymore for more animals.

Please call her on 6949521442

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Be kind


(seen near ACS courier)
Animals get thirsty too in this hot weather so please put drinking water outside where you live, holiday or places that you know are visited by animals like hedgehogs, cats, dogs etc.

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There are about twenty butterflies in this tree called mean mother-in-law (κακία πεθερά) The butterflies peacefully coincide with the many bees that are around too. There must be food in this tree and although she has a bad name, she is good to her visitors.

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Have you lost your dog ?

This beautiful female dog is wandering for three days now on the ring road near Rigas his hardware store and in the area of Saint Spiridon church, below it. If anybody has lost her please look for her there. She wears a collar but no name tag. Please share this message !

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Feeling lucky ?

These wonderful puppies need somebody to love them. They will be lucky to be in your home but you will be even more lucky to have them.They will not get big. Vetcare Skopelos takes care of them now. Go and have a look and fall in love. Telephone 24240 24410.

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Help the stray cats

In March Natascha from Straycare is organizing a neuter action for stray cats that anybody might have in their area. When you want to help those stray cats it will cost only 20 euro’s to get them neutered. Natascha is kindly asking anybody that knows cats (male and female) that need neutering to think about it and help some. Please set up an appointment with the vets at 24240-24410 or call Natascha 6949521442

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Kourouna the crow; update

This is Kourouna, the crow, I found him almost two weeks ago in the harbor of Skopelos. He couldn’t stand on its feet and I thought he had an accident. I found an organization that helps birds and send Kourouna to them. The volunteers in Volos have fed Kourouna and found out he was exhausted and malnourished. He was not in an accident. Today I received this photo. Kourouna is standing on his feet and very soon he will be released near Lake Karla. This lake lies between Volos and Larissa. I am very happy for Kourouna!

Copyright Les Hirondelles

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