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Review for Trikala Shelter Dogs (Greece), Trikala, , Greece

Rating: 5 stars  

I came to Greece and was escorted by Linda, Alberto and Lili-volunteers of the shelter who took me under their wings and showed me the beautiful sights of the Trikala town and monasteries. My itinerary for travel was planned out to the T by Alberto and I am so grateful for their help.At the shelter, I played with the dogs. There are many lame or tripod, 3 legged dogs who were hit by cars and treated or had amputations. The dogs are friendly and are made up of pointers, hounds and terriers. Every shape and color available. I am willing to adopt a special needs dog such as Blackie or Lazarus now that I am home...........The few volunteers of the shelter keep the area clean and with fresh water and food.....The dogs are happy and thriving, but many need to be adopted to make room for more needy dogs to be saved. From what I saw, money is desperately needed for medications to treat fleas and ticks, emergency vet fees, rehab and even food. Monthly food prices are $1,300-$2,00 EUROS per month. Food is a must and is provided, but medication and vaccinations are essential and must be added to the budget somehow....Fences and replacement tarps are needed on an ongoing basis.........Blankets and comforters are needed in winter.........I guess monetary donations are the most efficient since all necessary items can be bought in Greece, but plastic Kennel crates with screws are also needed since these are required for air travel......... other types of kennels are used at the shelter and dogs love them for hiding in. Every dog has his or her special place, doghouse or perch.. I brought 4 used crates from the U.S, along with rawhides, collars and many chew bully sticks. I also took 16 packets of Advantage meds for the dogs....... Next time I visit will be in cooler weather and I plan on bathing some of the dogs, since that is not a priority there and they simply do not have the girl power, volunteer power to do the non essentials.......The dogs loved the company..........Please help......They are so deserving... Diane

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