The Greek America Foundation is proud to announce our adoption of the Souda Shelter outside of Hania, on the island of Crete.
The shelter is currently run by Elizabeth Iliakis, a dedicated animal welfare volunteer who has built a safe place where abandoned and stray dogs are nurtured and eventually adopted out to forever homes.
Souda Shelter houses more than 85 dogs, many of which were abandoned by their owners or found in garbage bins as newborn puppies.
Elizabeth and her team of staff and volunteers run a transparent operation and implement U.S.-standard best practices in their care, treatment and rehabilitation of animals.
Our “adoption” includes the creation of an ongoing fund for U.S. donors to be able to earmark donations specifically to the Souda Shelter and receive a tax deduction, as well as the development of a potential future volunteer program for North American animal lovers to support the efforts of the shelter through a structured volunteer program.
Throughout the year we will also initiate various mini-campaigns, highlighting stories of the animals at the shelter and bringing attention to the important work being done there to provide a safe place for vulnerable animals.
Click here to learn more about our partnership with Souda Shelter.
Click below to make a donation that will directly support the Souda Shelter.