sadly our stay at the nikos apartments was marred by the
treatment of the small dog which was chained just inside the car
park to the residence. on three occaisions the dog was not given
water during temperatures up to 40c.
nikos and his family live on the premises and would spend
hours in the garden while the dog was completely ignored. we,
and several other visitors began feeding the animal scraps and
trying to make sure it always had fresh water. we complained
about the conditions to our thomas cook representative but got
a load of bulls**t by way of a reply!
we will not travel to sami or the nikos apartments again. an
organisation exists to try and offer help to abused animals in
greece and they can be contacted at - greek animal rescue. 69
great north way, hendon, london. nw4 1pt tel. 020 8203
if you feel as we do about the general conditions for animals in
greece please log on to their web site and place your name on
their petition which will be presented at the 2004 olympics in
athens - http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/gar-uk
you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear john I am pleased to hear your report that the dog is fine. "PS. The dog is fine. Loads of water and attention and well looked after. The complainer obviously needs to get a life and appreciate other cultures.." I don't plan to get into a slanging match with you but it is possible that the dog you saw was not the poor specimen we saw. As to getting a life and embracing other cultures, I work as a journalist and travel extensively. I am also very familiar with dogs through dog ownership and work with UK Search and Rescue dogs, I have also been involved with dog sled racing both in the UK and America. It may well have been the fuss kicked up by ourselves and the others at the appartments that caused a change in the treatment of the dog. On a similar front perhaps yopu would like to go to Sami or other Kafalonia resorts out of season. You will find the cat population is dramatically reduced due to wide scale use of poisons to cull the feline numbers.