Welcome to the Symi Animal Welfare website

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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.

SymiThe 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.

KittensSAW 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.

Latest News

Late winter report

The winter weather up until now, has been fairly good, however, the street cats are looking somewhat bedraggled today after terrific storms recently.

A huge litter

From one of our volunteers: "I'm sure there were only four last week!"

Autumn News

We have just completed a fantastic vet-week, sponsored entirely by Symi Animal Welfare. Your generous donations allowed it to take place, such kindness made it happen!

Summer report

The summer heat-wave continues when the evening lows don’t offer much respite either; as the sun begins to go down from around 8pm, the cats decide to venture out from daytime shady sleeping-places found during the hottest hours

Winter feeding

It may seem a little strange talking about Symi Animal Welfare’s feeding programme when the temperature today is 27.3 in the shade at the front of our house!


Symi Animal Welfare

Relies on donations to fund their work on Symi.

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