This poor dog is just one of thousands we have rescued in Corfu, Greece.  CARE has no Government funding and in fact closed our shelter 3 years ago due to complaints from locals who accused us of sending rescue dogs abroad for experimental purposes as they are too ashamed to admit they do nothing to help yet are happy to see their streets clear during the tourist season.  We have re homed over 3000 animals, mostly in Germany and each an every one has found a loving home - see some of these stories on our website http://www.carecorfu.com/.  The tourist industry is Greeces  main source of income but tourists are becoming increasingly aware that there is a huge problem with animal welfare and CARE is on the road 7 days a week, 24 hours a day if necessary responding to endless calls from mostly tourists who have witnessed terrible cruelty or abuse and ask us for our help. What many tourists do not realise is that at the end of the season a mass cull using poison is administered to all strays who take days to die in utter agony.  We offer a neutering and spaying programme but many Greeks do not approve as they say this is cruel yet they are happy to have several litters every year and then think nothing of throwing the new born puppies or kittens into the sea or in the nearest dustbin.  Our charity is non profitable and only employs one person on their pay role so any money you send goes directly into saving these poor animals and finding them a new start in life - its the least they deserve so please help in any way you can to make a huge difference.  If you can't help finacially, please e mail anyone who has any contacts in the Greek Government or the press who could help to spread the word.  This petition will be submitted to the Governor of the Island of Corfu and the Agricultural Minister once we have reached our target of signatures. 
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