About

Who We Are

Zante Strays is the name given to a group of active people working together with a passion for animals on the island of Zakynthos, Greece. We are all volunteers using our own resources with absolutely no funding from any government sources.

Those of you who have visited Greece will no doubt have seen the stray cats and dogs in villages, towns and throughout the countryside. Zante / Zakynthos is no different. It maybe an island and holiday destination but the culture is the same all over Greece. It is heart breaking to see so many of them suffering from malnutrition, dehydration, disease. We get so many emails during the tourist season from traumatised animal lovers who do not want to see this suffering while on holiday. Most of the strays are always crawling with fleas and ticks. Some have to endure the pain of untreated injuries. We see many with fractures that have ‘healed’ leaving the poor animal disabled. Most learn to adapt as they have to in order to survive. We often also see animals with awful wounds. Most people are indifferent to their suffering … Just another stray…..

What We Do

All our members have the same level of commitment and dedication to the cause. Our objectives are to rescue animals, re home them and to do whatever we can to improve the living conditions of the strays and homed animals of the island.