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Paxos Animal Welfare Society

Improving animal welfare on the beautiful island of Paxos

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Paxos Animal Welfare Society

Giving better quality of life to strays & rescues

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Trustees - Di, Faye & Nefeli

Who We Are

Founded in 2005 by Lindsay Geddes and Linda Parker, PAWS has raised the standards of animal health and care on Paxos. PAWS is now established as an institution on the island.

Since Linda retired in 2011, PAWS is currently run by its Director Lindsay Geddes as an unpaid volunteer from her home in Sussex, England.

Please be assured that PAWS is a registered charity in the UK and all monies raised are used to fund supplies, vet teams, winter feeding and improve education. Everyone who works for PAWS on Paxos and the UK is a volunteer. From never having any regular veterinary care on the island, Paxos residents now have the choice of 2 private clinics which opened in 2018 as well as the PAWS municipal clinic which opened in 2013.

PAWS will continue to improve animal welfare on Paxos for as long as possible so please get in touch to support us.

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Director - Lindsay 

PAWS receives regular support from the following organisations:

Dogs Trust UK
Greek Animal Rescue
Greek Cat Welfare Society
Worldwide Veterinary Service (WVS) and Marchig Trust
Jean Sainsbury
France Hayhurst Trust
Municipality of Paxos and the Mayor

In 2014 PAWS became a registered charity in the UK (1155941) and its current trustees are Lindsay Geddes, Faye Lychnou , Di Mitchell & Nefeli Damigou.

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Where We Are

Paxos lies in the Ionian Sea, 10km to the south of Corfu and 14km off the coast of mainland Greece.

For the first 3 years PAWS teams worked outside in cafe courtyards wherever we were needed.

From 2008 - 2013, our surgery was headquartered in Gaios.

In September 2013, PAWS opened its new municipal clinic in Magazia.


Dog and cat neutering voucher scheme continues for 2024

Please, please take advantage of this scheme to prevent unwanted dogs, puppies and kittens being abandoned.

Arrangements at the PAWS clinic in Magazia

The Paxos municipal vet Nefeli Damigou will work 3/4 days a month at the PAWS clinic (see Facebook page for dates). Nefeli will also cover emergencies with strays and can be contacted at the Paxos Vet Clinic.

Tel: (+30) 26620 30204

UK Vet Teams for 2024

We have arranged 3 vet teams for 2024 - one in the Spring and two in the Autumn.
February 23rd - 28th
September 21st - October 7th
October14th - October 27th

Greek vet Lefteris Gallidis had a very successful neutering trip at the end of February.......please see details in the latest BLOG post under the NEWS section.




Despite pouring rain and gale force winds, Maureen & Jim completed the Edinburgh Marathon in 5hrs 15mins which we think was incredible.
What a fantastic couple they are to take on such a challenge in memory of their beautiful dog Buddy and to donate all the proceeds to PAWS on Paxos.




PAWS will apply for grants in 2024 from Jean Sainsbury, France Hayhurst, WVS, Greek Cat Welfare and Greek Cat Welfare Society.
We are delighted to report that we have already had acceptence of our grant applications from GCWS to neuter cats and from WVS to purchase more metal cages.

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PAWS would sincerely like to thank all the tourists and locals on Paxos who donate so generously and we are delighted that our work is so much appreciated. Thanks to everyone's support, PAWS is looking forward to a successful long term future on Paxos.

If you would like to make a donation, please view our Contact page .

Newsletters - 2024 now published - see below.

Our newsletters can be downloaded via the links below.

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Paxos Animal Welfare Society

Registered UK Charity: 1155941


UK mobile:
0730 605 2399

For emergencies with stray cats on Paxos, please call:
(0030) 26620 30204

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