Caring for the animals of Athens


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Followers of my site will know that I occasionally become involved in animal charity work, especially if it’s to do with cats as I adore my cat Felicity.

Saturday 15th March 2014 saw me attending the opening of a new pet shop near my neighbourhood in Athens.  I particularly like and wanted to support this shop as:

1) The owner has a rescue dog herself;

2) She has no intention of selling animals – unlike some (most) pet shops in this country;

3) She has rescued some kittens herself, is looking after them and is trying to find a home for them.

And so off I trot in the afternoon to see what’s going on.

I am greeted by various pet food stalls giving away samples…this is always nice!

I’m so nervous!

the owner tells me.  She needn’t have been – the pet shop is popular and as well as free samples of pet food – ‘human’ food was on offer too!  Yes, you can bet your life I took advantage of that.

And so, here in pictures you will see what happens at the Refuge Pet Shop opening:

No chance of missing where it is then!
No chance of missing where it is then!




A sale is made
A sale is made
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Signing up for freebies


And, of course, the rescue dog - now lovingly cared for
And, of course, the rescue dog – now lovingly cared for
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    • Thanks Molly. Yes, it is rewarding to see this work being done. Check out my NineLives posts on here – the work done by a cat charity in Athens


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