Pollyanna

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. read more

Animal Welfare Under Attack

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.
Imagine going back to the days neutering only if you could afford to fund it yourself, the legion of starving, sick, abused, dead and dying animals we had in Apokoronas left to fend for themselves. We exist solely due to our volunteers good will and hard work, the professionalism and compassion of our vets, the tireless work of our mayor and his colleagues supporting animal welfare.
External forces nationwide want to prevent volunteer vets from working in Greece this has been happening for some time. It has now been brought out into the open by our Chania colleagues those with influence are trying to find a way forward and open constructive dialogue the goal is to reinstate the neutering of strays and cease the persecution of foreign vets.
You have a voice use it read more

Appeal for blind kitty

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

Appeal for blind kitten

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. read more

Blue Persian found in Georgioupoli

Yesterday this poor cat was found under a car in the middle of Georgioupoli it must have had an owner does anyone recognise it? Blueps It is bewildered, thin, typical Persian runny eyes/snuffly nose its coat is matted will have to be shaved under sedation. Sex not quite sure difficult to tell due to matted fur despite liking strokes she/he won`t allow us to touch the tail end! No microchip. Please contact us if you know of anyone who has lost this cat.

Misfit appeal

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