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More help for Salamina island’s strays

More help for Salamina island’s strays

The Municipality of Salamina was proud on Friday to announce its acquisition of a state-of-the-art ambulance for stray cats and dogs, a problem the mayor of the Saronic Gulf’s largest island described as “major.”

The ambulance is an “important tool in the municipality’s efforts to manage the major problem of stray companion animals,” Salamina Mayor Giorgos Panagopoulos said after a meeting in Athens with the director of the PM’s office, Grigoris Dimitriadis, who made the acquisition possible.

Renowned for its efforts in caring for strays, the island’s veterinary service helped more than 3,000 cats and dogs last year. It also homed 293, spayed and neutered 342 and treated 368 at its health centers.