We were quickly struck by the number of feral cats we saw upon arrival in Greece. Initially we assumed the problem was confided to Athens, but as we moved across the Sporades, even the unpopulated islands, we still saw feral cats.
Generally the cats are docile and endearing, often hanging around a taverna looking for a handout from empathic Americans. We were very popular with this. But you clearly saw that many had diseases, none of them are spayed or neutered, and as a result you have sickly little mothers barely a year old themselves nursing the next feral generation.
The issue has garnered international attention, especially now that Greece is part of the UE and more information can be found at Advocacy for Animals and The Greek Animal Welfare Fund and Greek Animal Rescue.