Working with the community to save animals and the environment.
Animal Zone International (AZI) is a non-profit organization that provides an essential community service through its dedication to the sustainability of the environment through the protection and control of animals. From its start in 2007, the work of AZI has taken place on the Greek island of Amorgos.
Amorgos is a unique and fragile island community, where two thousand permanent residents live alongside an animal population estimated to be over thirty thousand — feral cats, dogs, goats, equines and working farm animals.
Since its inception, AZI has transformed the lives of community residents in the limited areas of its current outreach, through reducing the animal population using the humane measure of sterilization and treatment, thus helping to reestablish the sustainability of this delicate environment.
- Food and Shelter
- Medical Attention
- Public Awareness
- Promote Local Animal Awareness
- Provide Outreach and Education
- Adoption Programs
By the Numbers
From its inception in 2007, AZI has rescued, sterilized and treated hundreds of animals. With growth of the organization and new partnership, we raise more awareness and impact more lives.
2007 – 2010
500 animals rescued,
sterilized and treated
85 children taught
JANUARY 2011 – Present
639 animals rescued
1,116 animals sterilized
328 children taught
Everyday we provide:
food and water to 300 stray cats in several areas of Amorgos
food and water to 60 ducks and 2 geese
full care (food, water, exercise, cleanliness) to 6 equines
full care to 4 dogs
In addition to treatment and education, adoption is on the rise. Since we began, we have helped 59 animals find new homes.