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Animals  (tags: Animal Welfare, Extreme Animal Cruelty, Crete, Dog Cruelty, URGENT ACTION REQUIRED NOW! )

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The dog created her nest for the babies there in the rubbish under chipboard. A few hours later the dog was found burned alive, set on fire while giving birth to her pups. She must have felt horrendous pain from the delivery itself, let alone the fire.


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Michelle S (462)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 4:58 pm



From the article by Stacey:

"Please send message requesting authorities investigate a dog being set on fire; you may use the Sample Letter but please modify and shorten.


From Foundation for Animal Aid on Crete

Venetia Soulakeli was taking care of a female dog in the back of the factory “Lixnia”, in Kokkinos Milos at the area of Acharnes in Athens, at Friday the 5th. Venetia, as always, went to feed the dog; the poor dog was ready to give birth to her puppies. The dog created her nest for the babies there in the rubbish under chipboard. A few hours later the dog was found burned alive, set on fire while giving birth to her pups. She must have felt horrendous pain from the delivery of the puppies and from the fire, too, because her bowel was out of her body. The pictures speak for themselves.

The so-called 'human' who set fire to the rubbish must have seen the dog hidden beneath the chipboard giving birth to her puppies.

Please email the Press Officer of the Ministery of Citizens Protection Headquarters in Athens to make sure that this is not going to be unpunished and hushed up. They have to do everything to find the culprit.



Dear Press Officer of the Ministery of Citizens Protection,

I have learned of an extremely disturbing and malicious case of animal cruelty in which a person deliberately caused the suffering and death of a female dog while the dog was giving birth. This alleged incident occurred on Friday, August 5, behind the factory “Lixnia” in Kokkinos Milos in the area of Acharnes in Athens. I am writing today to encourage you to pursue every route investigating this hideous crime in order to capture and effectively prosecute the perpetrator who set the dog on fire, causing unimaginable agony and fear.

When I try to imagine what possible motive animal abusers entertain for subjecting their animal victims to such malicious, heinous acts of brutality, I fail, but I am thankful for a lack of cognitive understanding and rationalization. To voluntarily engage in such malicious behaviour suggests sadistic tendencies, and this person’s actions, causing unmitigated pain and suffering, demonstrates an incontrovertible lack of morality regarding other living beings and a gross disrespect for the law. In fact, a person who shows such a remarkable lack of compassion towards non-human animals has the ability to show such indifference towards human animals. This link between animal and human abuse has been established, and if society excuses this person’s criminal behaviour, or agrees to a lesser punishment, we only harm ourselves by unjustly nullifying cruelty as acceptable behaviour.

Please respect the victims by investigating the crime and penalizing the guilty; doing so will demonstrate your commitment to justice, responsibility, and integrity, attributes unquestionably necessary in a law enforcement setting: rejecting cruelty by maintaining an unyielding position towards it would be a model for all community members and would serve to characterize this type of behaviour as both impermissible and punishable.

Thank you for your attention to this urgent issue."

Name | Address | Email Address

MmAway M (520)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 6:24 pm
Sadly Michelle, I no fit words -- I feel SICK and Horrified! Will send my letter, but right now I can't swallow!

Maria S (338)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 6:46 pm
Done already, Thank you, Michelle! Very upset and inhuman...well there are no words to described or comment. We become blocked, even after so much cruelty, seen and read. What's worse is that the authorities do not fulfill their role. Outrageous!

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 6:57 pm
My heart was racing when I read this.
email sent, Titled in memory of Mimi
How many of you remember little Mimi? I wish my mind could forget these things:(
Maybe that is why I can't forgive.

R.I.P. Little Mama, I'm sure Mimi was waiting for you to take you home:(

David C (75)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 7:41 pm
so sad....

Thursday August 11, 2011, 8:15 pm
E-mail modified and sent!! Thank you Michelle.

MmAway M (520)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 8:33 pm
Stars to all that I can, this is so important and Judy, thank you for taking care of this! Blessings, Mm

Regina P (63)
Thursday August 11, 2011, 10:14 pm
Noted & emailed sent. Thanks

Elsie Au (259)
Friday August 12, 2011, 1:06 am
I can not find any word to describe this. Email sent and forwarded to friends.

Kay Bee (21)
Friday August 12, 2011, 1:28 am
This is brutal, horrific beyond words and the culprit will surely burn in hell - RIP Mama doggie. safe in the arms of the Lord

. (0)
Friday August 12, 2011, 2:15 am
Personalized Letter Sent with Photos -(very short -but strong)
Thank You Michelle

Jill Vickerman (416)
Friday August 12, 2011, 4:17 am
Sent letter thanks Michelle..

Andrea Nemec (213)
Friday August 12, 2011, 4:50 am
Noted and letter sent! Thank you!

Michela M (3964)
Friday August 12, 2011, 4:56 am
Very SAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Genoveva M (328)
Friday August 12, 2011, 5:03 am
Letter sent with additional comments, also copy and paste pictures.
Mankind the most deplorable creature and only mistake on this world's creation.
For my own sanity I must think this innocent mother and babies is in a better place, where humans have no place.

Carol C (97)
Friday August 12, 2011, 7:11 am

Cheree M (46)
Friday August 12, 2011, 7:37 am
Comment left & email
Your message has been sent!

Cheree M (46)
Friday August 12, 2011, 8:02 am
Also posted in all my animal groups I'm in.. TY

Brittany D (28)
Friday August 12, 2011, 8:17 am

sent message

SANDRA R (145)
Friday August 12, 2011, 8:17 am
Very sad. Email already sent. Thank you Michelle.

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Friday August 12, 2011, 8:21 am
Noted, email sent.

. (0)
Friday August 12, 2011, 8:30 am
Action taken

Stefani A (0)
Friday August 12, 2011, 8:32 am

Sue Fowler (6)
Friday August 12, 2011, 9:21 am
Just disgusting

Valerie H (133)
Friday August 12, 2011, 9:28 am
HORRIFIC....please we ALL need to send a letter to the above noted email address...hopefully 'together' we can collectively call for justice for these poor souls....

Tatiana T (92)
Friday August 12, 2011, 9:40 am
Terrible. Letter sent. Thanks for sharing Michelle and letting us help!

. (1)
Friday August 12, 2011, 11:01 am
Noted. Thank you Michelle.

Eileen Novak (444)
Friday August 12, 2011, 11:20 am
Heart breaking. Sending email and snail mail.

Kay F (550)
Friday August 12, 2011, 12:42 pm
Action taken, thanks Michelle.

desanka s (416)
Friday August 12, 2011, 12:45 pm
We are living in world without mercy for animals. Can it be more painful… Letter sent. Thank you Michelle.

Ioana B (132)
Friday August 12, 2011, 1:14 pm
Email sent...what a sad,cruel world.
Thank you Michelle

Michael Carney (217)
Friday August 12, 2011, 1:24 pm
noted, and e-mail sent...Such a sick, disgusting World we live in...very sad...

Penelope Ryan (178)
Friday August 12, 2011, 1:36 pm
I can hardly see through the tears. What demon would cause such extreme pain to an innocent dog. may he suffer all the pain she did and then go to hell and burn forever....

Irene Leggett (0)
Friday August 12, 2011, 1:50 pm
A truly disgusting act to carry out on an innocent dog, especially one about to have puppies. What a sick, sick world we live in.

Elizabeth P (99)
Friday August 12, 2011, 1:56 pm
Letter is sent. That poem was awesome on the site, I could'nt have said it better. Thank you for caring. Have a wonderful weekend Ioana.

june bullied (553)
Friday August 12, 2011, 2:38 pm
vile cretin who did this - may you never experience peace but live in a world of evil and torture the rest of your worthless life. this mama dog and her furbabies are safe at last in the rainbow bridge filled with all the love and kindness they so deserve.

Ruth McD (839)
Friday August 12, 2011, 2:42 pm
Letter sent. This is so horrible. How can people be so evil and cold-hearted. I will never understand that. Thanks Michelle.

samantha l (0)
Friday August 12, 2011, 3:23 pm
Absolutely horrible. RIP Momma and babies, I'm so sorry this happened to you!

Alison A (244)
Friday August 12, 2011, 3:30 pm
I sent an email yesterday regarding this, it is totally disgraceful, we could do with a petition also, as many people don't get around to sending emails, even when there is a sample letter.

Noted with thanks Michelle.

Jason Green (235)
Friday August 12, 2011, 3:39 pm
email sent

Sophia P (163)
Friday August 12, 2011, 5:08 pm
action taken thanks for posting Michelle. I placed the letter translated in Greek on facebook so my friends send it from there too. Animal lovers created a facebook group for this as well. Animal welfare assotiation groups also took action on the matter demanding justice to be done and the law to be enforced. Onceagain, thanks for caring for Greek animals dear, what happened here is beyond words I am afraid and the bastard(s) responsinble should pay a high price, life imprisonment is not enoygh for me

Maria p (151)
Friday August 12, 2011, 5:31 pm
I am sick after reading this one, that poor girl

Liz NO FWDS G (61)
Friday August 12, 2011, 5:41 pm
Noted and email sent with added comment,heartbreaking and can't stop crying,such a cruel sad world we live in! Unbearable to think of this poor dog and her puppies suffering with no one to hear her cries for help.R.I.P little ones you are now at peace,sleep peacefully with the "ANGELS" you will never know such wickedness ever again.Bless you,forever in my heart.You asked for nothing and EVIL trash treat you so cruelly and cause you so much pain,fear and suffering WHY? i pray he/she gets what is coming their way.Thank you Ioana for the fwd and Michelle for this very sad posting.Liz Xx

Dany Strakova (123)
Friday August 12, 2011, 6:33 pm
gosh i wish there was real justice!! those idiots for sure deserve the same or even worse treatment!!! this is so horrible !!! signed

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Saturday August 13, 2011, 1:26 am
Just reading the title got to me! I can't do this right now! I will try tomorrow!

Julie D (38)
Saturday August 13, 2011, 1:50 am
Done, what a hideous psychopath to have gained sadisitic pleasure (or else why commit the crime?) from such torture.

Nancy Roussy (79)
Saturday August 13, 2011, 7:18 am
I will write the sample letter and email it later and noted, thank you!

desanka s (416)
Saturday August 13, 2011, 10:09 am
Answer to my letter:

In reply to your e-mail,we kindly inform you that the Hellenic Police Headquarters, particularly sensitive on issues regarding the protection of animals, has already issued directive orders – instructions to all competent regional Police Authorities. Specifically, the instructions mention that in the frames of duties performance, Police Authorities shall be vigilant and strictly implement the regulations in force, in cooperation with the competent Authorities and Co-operators, as regards the penal ratification, in every case where maltreatment, torture or ill-treatment of a stray or an animal is confirmed.

Please be also kindly advised that the statutory frame in force, regulating animals’ protection, is: a) Regulation nr. 1197/1981 “Protection of animals”, b) Regulation nr. 3170/2003 (Pets, strays and further orders)”.

Additionally, please be informed that as regards the case in which you are referring at, a relevant order has already be given to the competent regional Police Service for the process of immediate investigation and implementation of the imposed police actions.

The Ministries of Interior and of Rural Development and Provisions are the competent Authorities for the implementation of the animals protection and care programs (vaccination, animal neutering, strays gathering, removal of the dead animals’ carcasses, etc.).

Moreover, we inform you that your charge has been transmitted responsibly for investigation.

We stay at your disposal.

Press Office
Ministry of Citizen Protection
4, P.Kanellopoulou street,
101 77, Athens, Hellas
Tel:(0030) 210 69 77 505
(0030)210 69 24 558
Fax:(0030)210 69 29 764

Sue McGuey (106)
Saturday August 13, 2011, 3:59 pm
Noted, shared & posted to Facebook!~

. (0)
Saturday August 13, 2011, 5:16 pm
Noted. . .Saddened. . .Disgusted. . .Horrified. . .Mortified. . .

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 13, 2011, 6:31 pm
I just sent the sample letter. It's so disgusting that there are no words strong enough to qualify such an horror!!

Michelle S (462)
Saturday August 13, 2011, 9:30 pm
Wonderful response they sent you Desanka. Very formal and diplomatic.

So if they are so vigilant and dedicated to the "duties" of the "regulation" of strays and the "implementation of animal care and protection" why the hell are so many animals abused in Greece!?

Thanks for posting their response to you. It sounds like they are being bombarded.....and that's a very good
thing! TY. >^..^< M.

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Saturday August 13, 2011, 9:55 pm
I manged to send the sample letter & added
Thank you for your attention to this urgent issue." I would appreciate very much to be informed when those responsible of this HORRENDOUS crime are held accountable for the lost of this dog & her new babies! I am heart broken!
Thanks Michelle.


Sascha H (305)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 1:17 am
Email sent, and received the answer Desanka posted here

Alicia V (181)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 7:46 am
Already sent. Thanks

Nancy C (806)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 1:50 pm

Jae A (316)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 3:10 pm
Noted and sent email

Ingrid A (524)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 6:32 pm
I noted and shared.

linda b (186)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 11:17 pm
Email sent, thanks Michelle,yes Kathy i remember poor Mimi , for these sadistic monsters that commit such evil on defenceless animals i hope their rotten souls burn in hell.

De L (321)
Monday August 15, 2011, 8:06 am
Previously signed. This is heart wrenching and when I first read this I couldn't sleep. It's disgusting that we allow people like this to do these things or even exist!!! Dump these animal abusers on a remote island and let them abuse each other ~ now that's some "eye for an eye" justice!!!
Poor little dog and her puppies didn't deserve this.

Penelopa Tufis (53)
Tuesday August 16, 2011, 6:04 am
Noted, signed...and breaken heart! I pray for humans enlighten and kindness and a better world for our children and for every life ...
Horrors, everyday is full of horrific facts.

Margaret S (53)
Tuesday August 16, 2011, 9:56 am
Email sent,so heartbreaking...

Lindsey Williams (234)
Tuesday August 16, 2011, 2:59 pm

Nancy Roussy (79)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 6:03 pm
Sample letter emailed!

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Friday August 19, 2011, 10:00 am
Michelle there is a petition on this now

Vallee R (280)
Saturday August 20, 2011, 4:08 pm

Jane Parker (70)
Monday August 22, 2011, 10:28 am
Email sent.

Jane Parker (70)
Monday August 22, 2011, 10:38 am
Emails sent.

Raynor A (10)
Saturday September 3, 2011, 8:27 am

Penelopa Tufis (53)
Wednesday September 14, 2011, 5:45 am
Please respect the victims by investigating the crime and severely penalizing the guilty!
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