Apart from rescuing animals in need, we work to address the problem at source; people's negligence. Each year we organize or we participate in many activities. Education, spay and neuter are the solution to our problems.
Awareness event: Social Erasmus Week Autumn '16 "Leave your mark". ASCA attended the "Free Hugs vs Discrimination" action on Nov 7th at George Square, Patras. ASCA rescued dogs were there to hug and to be hugged by everybody.
Social Erasmus Initiative: "Take care of an Animal with your buddy". Students from all over the world visited ASCA fosterland to play with the rescued dogs. October 2016. See photos here (greek) and here (english).
Pet Frienldy Greece initiative: Design and development of a specialized website (domain registered) for the listing of pet friendly organizations and places in Greece (August 2016, in progress).
Educational speeches in several schools in Patras ( February 2015, May 2015).
Educational street activities in Patras city center with rescued dogs (December 2014).
“Strike a Paw”: Photography exhibition of rescued companion animals and Animal Welfare Day. (April 2013).
Educational street activities to promote spay/neuter during the Patras Carnival 2013 festivities.
“Check and Rescue”initiative : Development of a check list that will be used to monitor the conditions of animals that are sold from pet shops and breeders in order to ensure legislation compliance (in progress).
“Kids Rulez” initiative: In collaboration with the 39th Elementary School, several workshops will be conducted in order to develop an Animal Welfare Contract based on children’s input.
Informative campaign “The children drawing for the animals” in collaboration with the Municipality of Patras”. Talked to parents regarding responsible companion animal ownership. (March 2012)
Initiative to conduct “Spay/Neuter Week” in collaboration with the Animal Action and volunteer veterinarians.
Constant collaboration with the Police regarding animal abuse and neglect cases. Also for companion animals exploitation.
Constant collaboration with the State Veterinary Authorities of Achaia and Elis region regarding animal abuse and neglect cases.
Visited local orphanages escorted by rescued companion animals, talked to the children and gave them presents. (April, 2012)
Visited local institution of children with special needs escorted by rescued companion animals, talked to the children and gave them presents. (April, 2012)
Informative campaign “The children are drawing for the animals” in collaboration with the Municipality of Patras”. Talked to parents regarding responsible companion animal ownership. (March 2012)
Informative speech at “Panou Private School” in Nafpakto escorted by rescued companion animals. (February, 2012)
Informative speech at “Arsakeio Private School” in Patras and “Sotirchopoulos Private School” escorted by rescued companion animals. (May 2011)
Informative street activities escorted by rescued animals in Patras center and marina. (December 2012, January 2013)
Conducted a questionnaire in order to document the current relationship between citizens of Patras and the companion animals and use the findings to organize an Animal Welfare Day. (March 2012)
ASCA wins the HAPPY FACES award 2009. This is an important distinction as ASCA was a candidate among other activist groups of Achaia. (2010)
President's trip to Denver, CO in US, as a guest of Camp Bow Wow Foundation. Participation in animal welfare events. (June 2008)
President's educational trip to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Utah, US. Training and voluntarily work with the horses,(2008)
Informative speeches in Germany, Denmark and USA in order to attract groups of volunteers willing to help the stray companion animals of Patras (September 2011, May 2009, USA. (June 2008)
Informative speeches in several elementary schools in Patras. (since 1994)
Lobbying for the circus ban across Greece (1994 -2008)