Apokoronas council has appointed a new member responsible for the management of stray animals, deputy mayor Niki Niolaki.
Mrs Niolaki issued a press statement outlining the position of the council in relation to stray animals and publicising a new helpline number.
The statement reads:
The Municipality of Apokoronas obeys faithfully the legislative provision for stray animals’ well-being and protection, as a piece of our culture’s evidence.
After my assumption of duties regarding the handling of stray animals, in partnership with Mayor Mr. Har. Koukianakis , we set in motion the following actions:
• There will be an independent office for the handling of stray animals in the Town Hall’s building. A full-time employee will be working there.
Contact telephone: 2825340321.
• From now on, we will be recording each stray animal around our villages in order to feed and take better care of them with the aid of the Municipality’s employees and volunteers.
• We will allocate extra money so as the neutering, health care and the allocation will be increased as necessary. Also, we will help with the necessary buildings’ improvements and upgrade, so that the animals to be taken care of temporarily there and totally healed.
• We will fully protect stray animals so as unpleasant and embarrassing situations will not exist anymore. Animals deserve our attention and we should correspond to this right of them.
Apokorona’s Municipality, even there are adversities, is doing its best to deal with the issue of stray animals immediately and effectively, providing human and economic resources, facilities and every useful means that can help with their management. In this difficult activity, we want you to stand by us and not to judge us.
We ask from you to continue this road that we have already “opened” for the important issue of the stray animals’ handling.
Responsible for stray animals