Stop Greece’s ‘Ghost Dog’ Epidemic

Target: Prokopis Pavlopoulos, President of Greece

Goal: Stop mass dog abandonment epidemic in Greece.

Millions of dogs are dying alone and abandoned on the streets of Greece. Due to the country’s financial crisis, owners cannot afford to care for their pets, leading them to leave these innocent animals to fend for themselves in a dangerous rural area. Many of these dogs die, suffering horribly in their last moments, and the survivors are referred to as ‘ghost dogs’ due to their appearing and disappearing when rescue workers come to feed them.

The rescue workers are making every effort to help the survivors and find them new homes, but that is only the beginning. This mass abandonment of innocent dogs is unacceptable. If owners are unable to properly care for their dogs, the responsible thing to do is to leave them at a shelter or find them a new home where they will be safe and protected. Abandonment is a form of animal cruelty on par with abuse.

Dogs deserve better than to die cold, alone, and starving in the streets. Sign this petition to demand this epidemic of dog abandonment be stopped as soon as possible.


Dear President Pavlopoulos,

Millions of ‘ghost dogs’ are starving in the streets of Greece, many of them dying alone and in pain, due to mass abandonment by their owners. People who cannot afford to care for their dogs due to the current financial crisis leave the animals to fend for themselves in a dangerous rural area, instead of doing the responsible thing and leaving them at a shelter or finding them a more suitable home.

Rescue workers are doing their best to help the survivors, but that is only the first step. Abandonment of animals is just as cruel as abuse, and this disturbing trend needs to be stopped. Owners must practice responsibility when it comes to these innocent creatures, rather than leaving them to suffer and die alone. You must strengthen your animal protection laws and criminalize this abandonment. Ensure that the ‘ghost dog’ epidemic is stopped as soon as possible.


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  1. Bev Woodburn says:

    These animal torturing owners are abandoning their family. All precious and innocent dogs are family and should be treated as family. What the hell are these monsters doing. The precious and innocent dogs love and trust them and then these monsters let them die horribly.

    Please save these precious and trusting dogs and stop them becoming known as Ghost Dogs.

    I would make sure their vile and heartless owners die not the precious and innocent dogs.

    And these heartless and evil owners are scum of the planet earth and should be treated as scum. Kill them.

  2. I have boycotted Greece for the last several years, because of its’ treatment of animals. How can anyone enjoy their vacation with so much suffering around them

  3. I know this is not an exaggeration. In fact it doesn’t even touch the horror that goes on toward animals in Greece. I know from my own eyes and those of my friends who have gone recently. They will never go back.
    They spent their vacation by giving water and food to the skinny dogs and cats.
    I hope Greece helps these animals and I don’t mean by “removing” them.

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