The foundation for our association was laid in 2001, when veterinarian Martina Greve decided to spend some of her vacation time on Karpathos, to alleviate the animal population problem of our island by neutering and spaying stray animals. From the beginning it was clear that such an undertaking would only be possible with the assistance of people who collaborated with her, both locally and in helping with organizational matters in Germany.
In 2002 the German sister association Tierhilfe Karpathos e.V. was founded and in 2005 Φιλοσ τον Ζοον Καρπαθου, the local animal welfare group, was recognized through the Greek court system.
Ever since, both organizations do their best to control the stray animal population and to improve the health of all animals on Karpathos (not just cats and dogs).