January 2018: ASCA volunteers are candidates for the FACES OF THE YEAR 2017 awards for their contribution to the local community in animal welfare and protection.
November 2017-January2018: The Doghouse Project. Fundraising for the replacement of the old plastic houses, with new wooden insulated ones. Our sister organization New England Helps Greek Strays organized and supported the fundraising project. Through the project we managed to replace 22 houses.
July 2017: Reunion of the greekies adopted in the United States
April 2017: Organized a workshop for the sustainable management of the stray population in our area. Submitted our work to the municipality for immediate implementation.
November 2016: Awareness event: Social Erasmus Week "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.
October 2016: 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. See photos here (greek) and here (english).
August 2016, in progress: Pet Frienldy Greece initiative: Design and development of a specialized website (domain registered) for the listing of pet friendly organizations and places in Greece.
February 2015, May 2015: Educational speeches in several schools in Patras
December 2014: Educational street activities in Patras city center with rescued dogs
April 2013: “Strike a Paw”: Photography exhibition of rescued companion animals and Animal Welfare Day.
February 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).
April 2012 :“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.
March 2012: Informative campaign “The children drawing for the animals” in collaboration with the Municipality of Patras”. Talked to parents regarding responsible companion animal ownership.
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.
April 2012: 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.
March 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.
February 2012: Informative speech at “Panou Private School” in Nafpakto escorted by rescued companion animals.
May 2011: Informative speech at “Arsakeio Private School” in Patras and “Sotirchopoulos Private School” escorted by rescued companion animals.
December 2012, January 2013: Informative street activities escorted by rescued animals in Patras center and marina.
March 2012: 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.
December 2010: ASCA wins the HAPPY FACES award 2009. This is an important distinction as ASCA was a candidate among other activist groups of Achaia.
June 2008: 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,
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. (ongoing since 1994)
Lobbying for the circus ban across Greece (1994 -2008)