A security company employee was found dead on Monday after apparently being attacked by a pack of stray dogs in a yard at a packaging plant in Lechena, Ilia, in southern Greece.
The body of the 56-year-old man, who worked as a security guard at the packaging plant, was found by a passer-by, who immediately notified police.
A woman looks after 350 dogs in an animal shelter she opened in the Seydişehir district of the Central Anatolian province of Konya four years ago, calling them all her children.
"I am a hairdresser in the city center. I earn money from that business and invest it all in this shelter. I feed the dogs and pay the salaries of the two employees here," said the 40-year-old Ayla Sayar.
In yet another incident tarnishing Greece's image when it comes to animal cruelty, two stray puppies died and one is in critical condition after they were brutally assaulted by an unknown assailant in the town of Psatha in western Attica, the Megara Animal Welfare Association said on Thursday.
An autopsy by a veterinarian revealed the two died of internal bleeding.
Local authorities in the northern port city of Thessaloniki have sounded the alarm over the increasing frequency of stray dogs attacking people.
According to reports on Thursday, the latest incident was last Monday, when a cyclist was attacked by a pack of 10 dogs in the Seih Sou forest.
"I would have been killed if a car hadn't passed by and helped me," he said.
A 65-year-old man was in serious condition at Thessaloniki's Ippokrateio Hospital on Saturday after being attacked by a pack of stray dogs in Elaiorema in the northern port city's Pylaia suburb.
According to the police, the 65-year-old was found at 4.30 a.m. on Friday with multiple wounds inflicted by dogs.
Sick and stray dogs in the central Anatolian province of Kayseri are taking shelter and being rehabilitated in rock-carved caves in 3,000-square-meter Patiköy (Paw Village). Natural caves in Zincidere, which were previously used by people as sheepfold, were turned into Patiköy by Talas Municipality after the villagers left.
From the beginning of 2019 to the end of October, 717 dogs from the shelters of municipal enterprise Ecoravnovesie found a new home, for comparison, for the entire 2018, 600 dogs were adopted. During the same period, 2,260 dogs were neutered, and 286 dogs were treated in the municipal veterinary clinic, 374 backyard dogs were neutered, the Sofia Municipality press office reported.