On the same day the Agriculture Ministry launched a free microchipping programme for 20,000 dogs in an effort to tackle Cyprus’ huge problem with abandoned dogs, it launched a new appeal to the public to adopt from a shelter.
“Adopt from a shelter. Do what’s right,” the ministry said on its Facebook page.
“Thank you for the many shares and for helping us spread this message! English subtitles were added to this clip to reach a wider audience,” it said.
Animal shelters are struggling to cope with thousands of dogs which are dumped or abandoned.