Symi Animal Welfare is a non-profit organisation of animal lovers based on the small beautiful Greek island of Symi in the southern Dodecanese, just north of Rhodes.
The organisation was founded in 1997 and whilst our membership has changed over the years as people relocate or return to their home countries our prime concern remains the same: monitoring and protecting the welfare of the island's street cats and dogs.
The overall situation has greatly improved over recent years and local residents are more aware and interested in the animals living on the streets. The cat population is more controlled, the animals are healthier and happier.
SAW relies almost entirely upon donations and we would like to extend our deep gratitude for the continuing support and generosity of our donors. Your kindness and genuine concern for animals enables our dedicated team of volunteers to continue our work for twelve months of the year.
You will find more information about SAW, who we are and what we do on the About pages. Regularly updated news of our activities is posted on the News pages with the most recent accessible from the headlines on the right hand side of this page.
We would love to hear from you if you have any questions or comments about our work. All our contact details can be found on the Contact page.
The draw for the fund-raising raffle that ran over the summer period took place at the Sunrise Kafenion.
Our good friends over at Symi Dream sent us a lovely picture of the cats at the bins by the windmills checking out their food source for new titbits.
Unfortunately, our hopes of bringing a vet over to Symi later this month have been dashed - too many obstacles were put in the way.
October 4th is World Animal Day.
Symi Animal Welfare would like to congratulate all animal lovers....
Visitors on Symi are making the most of the cooler temperatures, the low sun creating a golden glow to everything, the shorter evenings and the last few weeks of a regular boat schedule.
At the recent funeral of local resident Ron Brown, everyone dressed in bright clothing, his family explained that this had been his wish.
Relies on donations to fund their work on Symi.
Please consider donating by clicking the button below.