About Sitia Animal Rescue

Since its founding in 1990, our team has sought to alleviate the suffering inflicted on animals by people.

Sitia Animal Rescue is a non profit organisation, run purely on donations and by volunteers.  It was set up to care for all animals in Eastern Crete, both domesticated animals and those in the wild.  We rescue abandoned and abused animals, help them heal and find them new adoptive forever homes, we also care for the dogs and cats which live on the streets and are not capable of being re-homed. There are large numbers of “feral” cats all over Greece, and Sitia has its fair share. The majority of them exist well on scraps from restaurants and tavernas during the summer, but life is more difficult for them in the winter, and it is at this time that the work of the group in feeding them is most important.  Many local businesses do their share, and help by giving them food and somewhere to shelter during the winter months.

  • Dogs don’t enjoy being hugged as much as humans and other primates. Canines interpret putting a limb over another animal as a sign of dominance.

  • In ancient China, an emperor’s last line of defense was a small Pekingese dog literally hidden up his sleeve.

  • Some stray Russian dogs have figured out how to use the subway system in order to travel to more populated areas in search of food.

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