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.


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.

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

Autumn Report

After a very long hot summer and a pleasantly warm Autumn, the much needed rain came to Symi at last

Summer Report

On Symi it has been a long hot summer and it still continues with every new heatwave and higher temperatures

Spring Report

On Symi island the fabulous Spring sunshine and calm seas were very welcome over the Greek holiday

Winter Report

Symi this winter has been quite a challenge for many of the island residents and for the street cat population too!

Autumn Report

On Symi, the sunny warm days of October are over and we welcome the rain, which has come at last

Summer Report

On Symi the high temperatures have been with us for 2 months now and most of our felines prefer to seek shade during the day

Symi Animal Welfare

Relies on donations to fund their work on Symi.

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