The statement you make in your first post is a common one and your frustration is shared by us all. We at the AAWF are doing something for the animals of Corfu and we try to make public on our website where the money we receive is being spent.
Our main objective is to NEUTER, something we feel is the only answer to Corfu's animal problems. Our objective is mainly to help the CATS of Corfu animals that get very little help from any other organisations here, but we are mainly concerned with reducing the population by neutering.
Unfortunately we do not have a dog shelter, we have no where to have one or the people to run it. A dog shelter is a full time job. No one working for the AAWF receives any money for doing it and our finances are not great enough to pay someone to run a dog shelter.
Other organisations on the Island too find this a problem and there are so many stray dogs on the roads that it is impossible to find homes for them all. Many are rehomed in Europe by individuals that work on their own but that is a costly business and homes have to be found for them first. They too are also unable to advertise because of the demand there would be. An organisation called CARE, who we have been working with very closely works mainly with dogs and rehomed many during the last year but due to lack of funds they are not able to do much at the present time.
If any animal is brought to our attention and we can help with raising the finances for it and get it medical attention we do so if someone can care for the animal. We can only do this on a very small scale compared to the size of the problem.
If you have criticism of animal welfare then I think you need to put it to the Corfu government we are only doing what we can and we do not say anywhere on our website that we take in dogs off the street.
I do apologise if you could not find a contact for us, we do have an email address on the website and I will make sure that it is made more obvious but unfortunately we will still be unable to take in dogs or cats off the street. We have no where to take them to and where do we rehome them????.
Where is this publicity about the non-Greek population being the ones that help the animals?? Most of them do have many english people working for them without pay but through working with these animals I am amazed by the help that we receive from the Greek population and make no criticism of most of them regarding animal welfare.
You do have to ask yourself where do these un-neutered dogs that roam the streets come from? Many people here do not keep their dogs in and have a different attitude towards neutering than that of the british. Perhaps one day these attitudes through education will change and the problem would gradually improve.
On the other hand most of the neglected and dumped dogs that I have been able to help or have been involved with have all shown signs of being English owned and I am disgusted with this situation. Many english come here with their animals and when they cannot afford to stay any longer through lack of work, they depart in a hurry with no money and just leave their animals behind. I have seen proof of this on several occassions.
The short answer to your post is - there is nowhere to take these dogs, the only shelter on the island is full to overflowing, but do not criticise those who are trying to do something. We cannot give telephone numbers to ring when you find a dog because there is no solution to the problem.
I too wish we knew what to do when we receive information of abandoned dogs on the streets.