We are a small group of passionate and dedicated animal rescuers who live in the city of Patras in Greece.
Achaic Society for the Care of Animals is a registered non profit organization founded in 1994 in Patras, Greece. Its aim is to protect the animals and raise public awareness in order to eliminate abuse and ensure smooth coexistence among people and animals.
We are a founding member of the PanHellenic Animal Welfare Federation (PFO) and we have been members of the Board for 2 years. Via PFO we promote the voluntary work in the region of Achaia while we participate in collective activities regarding legislation improvement , elimination of animal abuse and neglect across the country and communication with the authorities in both Greece as well as abroad.
We promote rehabilitation through fostering rescued animals in selected volunteers’ houses and private lands. We have consciously chosen not to build a shelter as the current conditions in Greece do not allow the proper function of such facilities. In collaboration with animal welfare societies in Germany, UK, Denmark ,The Netherlands and USA we rehome companion animals that otherwise will be roaming the streets of Patras with the risk of being abused or dying from poisoning or run over by cars.
Achaic Society is run by a seven-member board of volunteers who are elected biannually. Apart from the elected members, ASCA works with dedicated volunteers commited to make animals' lives better.
The ongoing financial crisis has deeply affected ASCA. Most of our volunteers have lost their jobs or their income has been reduced significantly. As ASCA relies solely in private funds, our rescue work has become even more difficult. Not only we lack the funds to continue our work, but we do have difficulties in supporting the rescued animals who are already under our care.