SUNDAY APRIL 2, 11.00-14.00

On the occasion of the World Stray Animal Day (04.04.2023), the National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMΣT) and the Department of Urban Fauna of the Municipality of Athens are organizing an event dedicated to our four-legged friends on Sunday 2nd April 2023, from 11.00 to 14.00.

Pets and their owners are welcome to visit the museum free of charge and to view the exhibition Modern Love (or Love in the Age of Cold Intimacies), as well as the other exhibitions currently on view in the museum.

The event is being organized by “Socrates Shelter”, a temporary shelter for homeless dogs, funded by the Urban Fauna Department of the Municipality of Athens, with the aim of encouraging the adoption of stray dogs and spreading awareness about the plight of stray animals. The organization is dedicated to the welfare of stray animals in Athens, the improvement of their condition and the fostering of human-animal bonds through adoptions, reunification and education.

The Department of Urban Fauna of the Municipality of Athens is responsible for the gathering, medical care, feeding and treatment of stray animals living or located within the boundaries of the municipality. One of the pillars of the department is the “Socrates Shelter”, which began operations in 2021. The space is more than just an animal shelter. It is a place where dedicated professionals and volunteers share their commitment, passion and talent to help the animals and people of the municipality so that:

Every stray animal can be adopted and find a home.
Every lost animal can be reunited with its guardian.
Every lost animal is treated with kindness and respect.

EMΣT is the only art museum in Attica that welcomes our four-legged friends!

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, April 2 with your four-legged friends to spread a different message of love. We will be joined by some of the puppies who are currently hosted at the “Socrates Shelter” and are looking for their new families, accompanied by volunteers.

Urban Fauna of the Municipality of Athens and the "Socrates Shelter"

More information about the activity of the Urban Fauna of the Municipality of Athens and the “Socrates Shelter”:


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