03-04-2011, 09:13 AM
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Greece, Athens
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Originally Posted by mbcea
Welcome! This is a great forum for helping out newbies!
I was wondering...when I visited Greece, I did notice a great deal of stray dogs wandering around. Is there a particular cause for that? Do people not believe in neutering their dogs? Are there not many shelters? Just curious...
I wish you much luck and love with your dog!
Yes, the problem is constant. Many people do not believe in spaying or neutering their dogs. Some men believe that if they do that on their male dog it is like doing it to themselves so they don't do it (trust me I've seen it, and not from stupid people, but from smart, educated men, go figure), other are just plain stupid, 'cause they get pets from pet stores then a neighbor little girl/boy will say "oh, I want one too, will you mate them and give me one?" and that is how it all begins and the end is puppies being let after midnight outside of shelters, on the street, etc...
The problem is big, not many counties help out the shelters with financial backup. Most shelters work only with donations and free help from people.
We are always hoping this will one day get better. Who knows though?