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Animal Welfare


Animal Protection in Halkidiki is far not as developed as it is supposed to be. However, many people and organizations dedicated their lives trying to improve this very difficult situation.Here some basic information about

What to do if witnessing an animal in need
- How to help stays
- Thinks you need to do if you want to adopt an animal
- Supporting local animal-shelters
- Useful contacts & local vets


Witnessing an animal in an emergency situation

If you witness an animal being harmed it should be reported to the police in Kassandria.
You might need to go to the police-station in person to make a statement.
The number of the police station in Kassandria: +30 2374022204



If an animal is poisoned

If an animal has been poisoned it may be helped by an atropine injection (one vial per 10 kilos.
Atropine is readily available at pharmacies.




If you recognize that a veterinarian needs medical treatment, please contact a veterinarian.
A list of veterinarians in Halkidiki can be found at the end of the page




Staying Dogs and cats are a difficult topic in Greece and in general in South-European countries. Certainly a life as a straying dog or cat isn’t an easy one, especially in the off-season.
What’s the right and most helpful way to deal with it?
We have to differ between stays in the village and stays in the wild. We also have to make differences between 2nd generation strays and the new ones.
Some cats or dogs you see in the villages still might belong to anyone or have someone who basically takes care about them. The dogs you spot outside the villages are the really homeless ones. So what’s the best way to help?
Not helping but important to know: most difficult it is for the new or 1st generation stays because they are not familiar with self-supply. Dogs and cats which were born on the street don’t know any other type of life and get better arranged with it.
For cats it’s easier to survive as they never completely lost their talent in hunting birds, mousses or in difficult times even a worm. Dogs certainly have more difficulties to get them fed.
I’d never say not feed a stay, (I also always have some food in my car) but a fed but not sterilized animal certainly will breed.
Generally the best thing to do is to catch them and let them being sterilized to prevent more little strays to be born, facing the same difficult destiny. So it would be "only" the current homeless cats and dogs, who should be helped to lead a happier life



If you would like to adopt a cat or a dog to take back to your own country it must be chipped, vaccinated and be issued with a pet passport.
You may also need to board the animal until he/she is ready to travel.
This is not a big thing.
The vet can arrange the passport and injections.


Further List of useful contacts

Animal-friendly taxi driver: 6974022663

‘The Halkidiki-Project’ is glad to help with further information
Email: Αυτή η διεύθυνση ηλεκτρονικού ταχυδρομείου προστατεύεται από τους αυτοματισμούς αποστολέων ανεπιθύμητων μηνυμάτων. Χρειάζεται να ενεργοποιήσετε τη JavaScript για να μπορέσετε να τη δείτε.
Mobile: +30 6071751380


Local Animal Shelters

Running an animal shelter in Greece means: working to the max with best efforts under worst possible circumstances. There are far too much animals in need, the budget is low, the donations are few and more volunteers would be needed.
Their mission: taking medical & psychological care for the abandoned ones and sterilize as much strays as possible to prevent that further generations are born in a misery.

Help by Donation

The Halkidiki-Project enables personal contact to the local animal shelter where donations can be done.
Animal shelters always need food, antibiotics & cleaning supplies such as bleach, mops, buckets, towels and sheets. People love to send toys. This is a very nice touch but food, meds and cleaning supplies are far more required.
One-Off donations are very welcome but monthly support, even really small amounts helps them a lot to budget their monthly calculation.




Vets in your area


Area Nea Propontida

Nea Moudania

Stamatis Tepes (Recommended)
Location: Near the main bus station
Landline: +30 23730-21195
Cell: +30 6977300012

Name: Eleni Stoikou
Location: Street Thessalonikis 2
Landline: +30 237 405 2565

Name: Eleni Nitsotoli
Location: Street Panagias Koryfinis 42
Landline: +30 237 302 5657
Cell: +30 237 302 5657

Name Konstantinos Vanheersvillels
Location: Panagias Koryfinis 56
Landline: +30 237 306 5157
Cell: +30 694 947 4975

Area Kassandra


Name: Simeon Stavridis
Cell: +30 237 402 5024 & +30 698 671 2238
Location: Main road between Kallithea and Kassandria

Name: Nikolaos Papanikolao
Location: Main road near the bus station
Cell: +30 237 402 5045 & +30 237 402 5045



Name: Konstantinos Georgiou
Landline: +30 237 405 2565



Name: Apostolos Sfairopoulos
Landline: 237 405 2565

Area Sithonia


Alekos Panorias
Landline: +30 23751 11187
Cell: +30 698 8888165
Location Info: Near the tavern 'Lidianou' & Europcar



Michail Stravaridis
Landline: +30 237 402 5045



Alexandros Karatasios
Landline: +30 237 509 2016

Area Polygyros


Name: Poucheria, Pipinika - Vetria
Location: Ippokratous – near the main bus station
Landline: +30 237 111 1205
Cell: +30 699 551 2716

Name: Anastasia Akritidou Stamatogianni
Location: -
Landline: +30 237 102 1690
Cell: +30 237 102 1690



Name: Prodromos Savvaidis
Location: -
Landline: +30 237 102 1690

Area Aristotelis


Name: Domniki Papazoglou
Landline: +30 237 509 2016

Name: Anastasia Marina Karageorgiou
Location: Nik. Plastira
Landline: +30 239 706 5223