Here is Rodney, he came to us yesterday from Kalives. So filthy we had to bathe him the fleas were crawling over us and the work surfaces literally hundreds, we have never seen such infestation.
Rodney being defleded
a long bath
his bath water..
He is anaemic from the parasites & has cat flu & is very malnourished, he is a young boy only about 2 or 3 years of age.
Today bless him after antibiotics, parasite treatments, warmth and food he is talking to us and allowed us to scratch his head! We are hoping he recovers, if he is tame we will try to re home him. If anyone would like to foster him (all expenses paid), adopt or help with his care please donate or contact us direct.
Sat 13-Apr-2019: Rodney update
Rodney is feeling very sorry for himself today… yesterday he had 3 teeth
removed and was neutered. But he is
resting on pain meds/antibiotics and soft food, & best of all we have a
foster mum taking him Monday for lots of TLC and hugs.
Seasons Greetings! We are appealing on behalf of partially sighted Pollyanna who is desperate for a home.
Found wandering the streets of Kalyves this young tortoiseshell female (approx 2 years of age) was underweight unable to hunt for food she would have starved this winter. Pollyanna has damaged corneas from old cat flu, neutered, all blood tests normal (FIV/FeLV negative) she is now fit and healthy.
Her vision is better at a distance not so good when close to objects as she cannot focus. She plays with her toys, uses her litter tray, very loving and affectionate she is very active behaving like any other cat except she can startle easily and needs pointing in the right direction sometimes.
Pollyanna would be safer as an indoor cat or allowed into a secluded garden as she is used to being outside.
If you wish to adopt or know anyone who might please contact us otherwise we need to raise the funds to send her to Woodland Nook in the UK for re homing.
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.
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.
Very affectionate she will take another month to recover and needs to gain the confidence to explore her surroundings and use her whiskers and other senses. We need to raise the funds for her after-care and find a loving, safe home obviously indoors.
If you cannot adopt please donate towards giving her a new life.
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. Both eyes are blind they will need removing after months of medication and care.
We are appealing for donations to fund the care, operations and flight costs for the little tabby, if anyone can adopt offering a safe home indoors please contact us.
The images of these two little ones illustrates why we cannot always help & often turn people away. Our resources are finite, the nursing is often complex, difficult and time consuming. We make difficult choices to be able to take in those that have little chance of survival otherwise.
Poppy our black kitten is a very lucky girl, we are working with a Finnish welfare organisation to re home her. Blinded by eye infections she will have to have her eyes removed when she has grown, they are funding her care/flight and have already found a home in Finland for her.