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

Information for residents and visitors

The new tourist season has finally arrived which means that most of us are working or certainly committed to one thing or another for the next 5 months.

Spring Report

After a very dry winter in the South Aegean, the early Spring weather has been warm and sunny so the island's feline population has fared very well during this mild winter

Winter Report

We send greetings from Symi island to all our friends and supporters wherever you all may be as this year draws to a close.

Autumn Report

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.

Glass Cats

Thankyou Tove, the unusual glass cats have now all been sold at the Sunrise Kafeneion, 300 euros was raised for Symi Animal Welfare

Vet Situation

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.

Symi Animal Welfare

Relies on donations to fund their work on Symi.

Please consider donating by clicking the button below.