Sitia Animal Rescue is a non profit organisation, set up in early
1990, run purely on donations and by volunteers. It was set up to
care for all animals in Eastern Crete, both domesticated animals
and those in the wild. We rescue abandoned and abused animals, help
them heal and find them new adoptive forever homes, we also care
for the dogs and cats which live on the streets and are not capable
of being re-homed. There are large numbers of “feral” cats all over
Greece, and Sitia has its fair share. The majority of them exist
well on scraps from restaurants and tavernas during the summer, but
life is more difficult for them in the winter, and it is at this
time that the work of the group in feeding them is most important.
Many local businesses do their share, and help by giving them food
and somewhere to shelter during the winter months.