On Monday (15th) morning this tiny bin cat was found collapsed in the middle of the road. He was in a really bad way and after a speed breaking run to the vet, the worst was confirmed. He was infested with worms, fleas and maggots. Bleeding from the mouth, emaciated, swollen infected eyes, severely dehydrated, in liver failure and suffering from hypothermia.Shelby kitten thanks everyone for their good wishes, blessings & donations
Estimated to be about 12 weeks of age we felt he deserved a chance at life.… 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 . . .
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.
We get many requests to take in healthy, unwanted pets & strays for various reasons; when people leave the island, kittens/cats picked up off the roads which are otherwise well and managing to survive.
Today this little tabby & white kitten arrived from Kefalas brought in by the colony carer, we think he/she is about 6 weeks of age too traumatized to handle the sex remains a mystery for now. The mother was neutered last weekend this was her last surviving kitten, thankfully no more kittens will be born to an infected mother.… read more . . .
We have an appeal for our little group of misfits that came into us over the weekend.
Two sets of tourists left the island traumatised spending the weekend either fishing ginger kittens one by one out of boiling wheelie bins, stuffed into cardboard boxes left to die in Kalyves or tabby kittens left ignored by the roadside dying of dehydration sitting on their dead mother in Almyrida. The kind tourists that picked them up spent an agonising 2 days dodging hotel staff whilst trying to find someone to help.… read more . . .
17th February 2016: Today Belle has had her ear mites treated, ears cleaned, face washed & her eyes continue to be treated. She is putting on weight and has begun to take a great interest in eating. Sadly she remains very timid and is easily scared, loud noises or strangers cause her distress.
This will change as she heals and realises we will not hurt her
Last week the local Mayors office called to ask if we could take in a cat they had found in the bottom of their bin.… read more . . .
We have 3 kittens desperate for homes a very sad start to their lives lucky to be rescued by one of our volunteers.
Found by tourists thrown under their car parked at Kalyves beach they nearly drove over them. Still feeding from mother they were traumatized, blind due to eye infections with pus & heaving with parasites.
Now 10 weeks of age they are adorable boys playing, mischievous full of life unrecognizable from when they came into us.
Robin: Black/grey/white tabby his eyes are perfect, he has no health issues, he is the cutest & friendliest of the three boys.… read more . . .
Tilly’s rescue has been traumatic for all involved you may find some of the photos distressing. Her blind mother had been having a succession of kittens catching chlamydia off her only to either die or survive blind themselves. The mother cat lived in Chania out of a litter of 5 only two kittens remained one of which was taken into our vet Eleni Maroulaki.
A male tabby (@11 weeks of age) already blind he died fitting the afternoon we brought him home probably meningitis from the eye infections.
Viviann arrived emaciated in the garden of one of our dedicated volunteers, too weak to move she was brought in to us.
We gave her fluids a bath, warmth & food, covered in parasites so bad her fur was missing she is bald in many places.
We tested her for FIV/FeLV which thankfully was negative she needed parasite & eye infections treated is now gaining weight.
Testing her liver & kidneys are functioning is her next hurdle.… read more . . .
Loki needs a special Mum & Dad he is blinded in the right eye limited vision in the left. He was found crying on the side of the road in Kalyves (Crete) roasting in the midday sun his eyelids stuck together by pus. He had pneumonia, eye ulcerations, parasite overload, dehydration & was starved sadly his rescuer saw half a dozen people walk by him. We suspect he was thrown out of his litter either due the fact he is black or because he was sick.… read more . . .
Sadly Milo (as he turned out to be) was not putting on weight or playing, he was too short of breath, so today we did an xray and this showed his lungs where full of fluid, he was drowning of wet FIP, we did not bring him round from the anaesthetic and he peacefully slipped away.
The only consulation is that he did not starve to death by the roadside but was warm, fed and loved by his foster mum and us.… read more . . .