S.M.A.R.T. Yards are community yards that our Let´s be S.M.A.R.T. organization is helping set up throughout local communities and with their agreement. Our yards help promote social responsibility toward our stray animal population and help share in the care for the same.
Who benefit from the S.M.A.R.T. Yards
Designed primarily for the benefit of the stray population, the S.M.A.R.T. Yards provide protection, access to daily food and water and medical care when needed. The S.M.A.R.T. Yards help keep the stray population healthier and well taken care of.
The local community will benefit equally as the S.M.A.R.T. Yards keep the stray population under control and they keep the streets more free from strays (which eventually they can be harmed). In addition, cats naturally help with pest control (mice and roaches). Designing a fixed frame for taking care of the strays within the S.M.A.R.T. Yards will get local communities united towards a common goal.
Moreover, sterilizing and micro chipping the strays in the S.M.A.R.T. Yards provide the community with the awareness of the place, scope and current situation of the strays group.
HOW IT WORKS:
when the community/private building agrees to have a S.M.A.R.T. Yard set up (we will help to provide the legal details necessary in some cases if applicable), our organization will provide a proper shelter in the form of a solid wooden outdoor rated cat/dog house (labeled with the S.M.A.R.T. Yard logo).
The community will agree to supply pet food and fresh water on daily basis as a part of the joint effort and a social responsibility.
Our Let's be S.M.A.R.T. team will help with coordination of sterilizations, micro chipping and medical care, if necessary. All costs related to food supply, sterilizations, micro chipping and medical attendance will be covered by each community. It is important to remember that the S.M.A.R.T. Yards should be kept neat and tidy in order to respect all residents of the community
If you are interested in setting up a S.M.A.R.T. Yard in your local community, please contact us at following e-mail :
Our S.M.A.R.T. Yards pilot projects that were launched in 2019 include two spots in the Southern suburbs of Athens and one of the local refugee camps.