Monday, June 29, 2015

                                                             Animals in  Kalamata

Since i'm in Kalamata, i've notice that many cats and dogs hang around in the streets and belongs to nobody whereas there is lots of pets shops in all the city. Some of the dogs are wearing a medal around their neck, at the beggining I thought they was lost but i've learn that it just mean they have been sterilized by the municipality, in my opinion it's a good initiative and it would be a good thing if they could do the same for the cats who are more and more but who are also more fearful of the humans than the dogs. Everyday I see them trying to find food in the trashs, they are skinny and some of them look ill or wounded. I wander why there is no rescue center in the town to heal them and and help them to find a new family. Maybe cats are more independants but I think dogs would be more happy with food and hugs everyday.

                                                                                                                          By Isaline
Kalamata people :

As i arrived in Kalamata two weeks ago, i can easilier talk about people living in this city, at least, my impression about them.
Well, i don't know if it's because i'm new here in a great mood but i find most of Kalamata's inhabitants nice and helpful.
Whether it be volunteers who i'm working with, working people in shops, restaurants, bars or be it students or whatever, there is always someone to smile at you, to help in a shop because it's often all written in greek.
People often make an effort to speak to you in english when you're around discussing, to not let you lose the thread of the discussion. This is kind.

There is a cool mentality and a nice way of living.
For me it's a pleasure to be there and being a part of this volunteering adventure.
Being involved in the social life of Kalamata in order to make it a little bit better for some people as much is possible.

At that point, i believe that people here really deserve it.

By Anthony