CATS, DOGS & DONKEYS
Cats are as much a part of Greece as ouzo and retsina – similarly, some people love them… and some don’t. Tavernas generally tolerate customers feeding scraps to ‘stray’ cats and dogs… but some totally approve of it.
|Although fairly tame, most are not owned by anyone but are semi-wild and liable to pick up ticks and fleas as they forage for food in the fields. If you want to feed them, do it outside your accommodation and don’t allow animals into your room as this is liable to upset the owner. If scratched or bitten it's probably a good idea to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Litters of kittens and puppies are common and in some parts, e.g. Argostoli, there are a number of stray dogs.|
are now almost an endangered species in Greece, having been replaced as
beasts of burden by pick-up trucks and as a mode of transport by mopeds
There are two registered animal charities on Kefalonia: Agios Modestos runs an animal sanctuary near the Koutavos lagoon in Argostoli and Kefalonia Animal Trust runs a neutering scheme.