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.
We would like to thank everyone who kindly made donations throughout the summer, this winter’s feeding programme has already been discussed with our usual suppliers.
Thankyou Tove, the unusual glass cats have now all been sold at the Sunrise Kafeneion, 300 euros was raised for Symi Animal Welfare
For some time now, one of the Rhodes’ vets has been visiting the island on a monthly basis usually on a Sunday; consultations are an extension to his private surgery so a charge is made.
As the 2015 holiday season gets underway, we have already received emails via the website + telephone calls from a number of concerned visitors.
Running costs of the 2014/15 winter feeding programme were 1265 Euros, the suppliers have all now been paid.
Relies on donations to fund their work on Symi.
Please consider donating by clicking the button below.