Famous Dog Peanut has bitten the Minister of State Akis Skertsos at a meeting at the Prime Minister’s office on Wednesday.
According to sources present at the happening, Peanut bit the minister and fled the scene straight after the alleged incident.
Peanut became a resident of PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ office in May 2021.
He adopted Peanut after visiting animal welfare volunteers on World Stray Animals Day in April. The dog, who typically wears a blue bandana over his collar, has been spotted roaming the rooms of the official residence, known as Maximos Mansion.
Mitsotakis’ government has led efforts to crack down on animal cruelty.
Parliament last year voted to make serious animal abuse punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Last week, lawmakers approved plans to create a national pet registry with DNA samples of cats and dogs that have not been sterilized.
Last year, Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou, a former senior judge, adopted Calypso, a stray cat rescued on the island of Karpathos.
The two have been photographed together for social media posts.