On reaching Greece Animalcouriers headed to the town of Larissa, about three hours north of Athens, to collect Jack Russell Daisy. Her owner, John, has relocated to England and Daisy is off to join him.
Then it was off to Athens where we popped in to visit the Filozoikos Shelter in Athens central park, to catch up with Kiki, Martha and all the rest of the team who look after the dogs. As usual, they were working flat out, with 140 dogs to care for. Kiki, who is always optimistic, said: “But we have found 150 new homes so far this year.” And indeed, another dog was rehomed while we were visiting.
We then made our way to Piraeus port and caught the overnight ferry to Crete. We went to Paul and Anne to deliver their family of four cats and two Chihuahuas. Anne is a self-confessed ‘mad cat lady’ — they’ve been on Crete for less than a month and she’s already looked after a litter of stray kittens, had them neutered, and relocated them to a safe place to live!