SAWA Santorini Animal Welfare AssociationThe Santorini Animal Welfare Association – SAWA is a non-governmental, non-profit making organization, founded in 1992 by active and devoted animal lovers of the island. Its purpose is to protect the island’s animals - ranging from stray dogs and cats to abandoned donkeys and mules, care for their wellbeing and become an advocate to their rights. In close cooperation with the Municipality of Thira and the local vet, SAWA insures that a great majority of stray animals are neutered and spayed, vaccinated, treated in case of injury, disease or poisoning and if possible re-homed in Greece or abroad. Moreover, SAWA oversees the implementation of the “Code of Practice” for all donkeys and mules engaged in the Bay of Fira and is constantly making efforts towards the mitigation of their health and working conditions.
Adopting a pet!
This is the best form of help!
By donating money for our pets, the foundation will be used for necessary accessories such as bedding, feed and mandatory vaccinations.
By handing over blankets, bowls, dog food cans, materials and bedding for dogs and cats at home.
Donating your 1%
tax to this organization!
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