Animal Welfare in Apokoronas is under attack from internal and external forces if you care for the health and well-being of our strays you need to help by signing the petitions, forwarding it to everyone you can and supporting our neutering programme against those who would malign our work.
Our clinic is one of the few still working on the island now threatened with closure due to those whose only concern is their fragile ego and own personal gain, giving no thought to the consequences of their appalling behaviour and puerile accusations.… read more . . .
This little feral stray chap was reported to us by some kind Danish tourists staying in a villa in Vamos. He has a large wound on the back of his head, this has now been cleaned under general anaesthetic (he was also neutered at this time) and he is recuperating with us. He should be able to return to the villa this week if the wound continues to heal. He has also had an MOT including ear cleaning and parasite treatment.… read more . . .
As usual this time of year people seem to think its acceptable to rip kittens away still feeding from Mummy too abandon them in the nearest bin.
These little ones are approximately 4 weeks of age the Tortie on the right Twizzle is female her ginger and white brother was adopted 27/5/17, pining on her own she went to her foster mummy Heather.
Twizzle is very confident and vocal healthy playing no signs of cat flu or any infections so far, as usual she will be vaccinated and neutered.… read more . . .
We had the most adorable kittens and Mother at the clinic at the start of May, kittens approx 4 weeks of age fit and healthy very bonded with humans. We desperately need a home for them the carer can only keep the mother.
We can assist with vaccination and neutering someone must be able to give these little ones a loving home.
Hi everyone these pictures are difficult to look at but people need to see what we do and why we do it. Simple cat flu turns into bacterial infection it destroys the eyes they go blind.
This gentle loving female heavily pregnant was left on the streets slowly losing her eyes for the want of a vet visit and simple eye drops.
By the time she was rescued she was blind her ears scorched and scarred by the sun. Euthanasia was discussed but such a gentle creature who would do well in a safe environment once healed deserved a chance, sadly her kittens did not make it.… read more . . .
The Apokoronas cats send big purrsss & many thanks to our Chania colleagues in particular Elizabeth of the The Souda Shelter Project for the unexpected & fantastic 120 kg of donated cat food! We mix the Dreamies with the food given out also using as treats for the sick ones.… read more . . .
We still have these gorgeous kittens from last years rescue now about 5 months of age who need a home, can anyone give them the stability and love they need.
Abandoned on a roadside emaciated, pneumonia from cat flu anaemic from parasites they where 12 weeks of age. Rosie is a dainty lap cat all she wants is constant affection and cuddles she cradles into you and purrs a gentle little creature.
Her right eye had a corneal ulcer now healed the eye infection scarred her pupil but she can see fine & can be an outdoor cat.
There are two sides to every Christmas story, there is Mira and her adoption paid for by generous and loving tourists, and there are our local Cretans who love their cats but do not always have the resources, funds and knowledge to care for them.
We hope this illustrates the reality of what we do and neither detracts from the other
We cannot survive and cannot treat, neuter, rescue our Cretan cats without your support, we thank you for everything you help us do… read more . . .