We have assorted waifs & strays needing homes, they are all vaccinated, micro chipped & treated for infections / injury, we can assist with neutering. Ideally you can offer a home on Crete, otherwise please send this appeal to any friends or relatives in Europe who maybe interested in adopting a Greek rescue kitten or cat.
Sybil: 17 weeks old stunning beige tabby sadly taken away from her feral mother by those feeding them as she had pneumonia, an ulcerated left eye from cat flu which is now healed. Sybil is an independent spirit everything is on her terms! But pick her up she purrs enjoying human contact & cuddles also happy to have other cats around. Sybil is vaccinated, micro chipped and will be neutered.
Update: Sybil has been sent to the UK in the care of Woodland Nook, if anyone can adopt this lovely girl please contact Jane, Tel: 07941 806536.
The animal welfare association “Friends of Animals – Rethymno” was founded in 2000. The terrible living conditions for animals, the vast number of animals abandoned on the streets or in the bins and the total indifference by the authorities to these animals were the motives that lead a group of people to set up the association with the intention of helping these animals and to inform the public.
The association is run solely with volunteers and all expenses are raised from donations and fund-raising events.
The association’s main concern is, and has always been, neutering and information.
The flyer (in Greek, German & English) details the reasons why Arche Noah want to neuter stray animals, where the animals come from, how they are caught and details about the operations/anaesthetics and other care they give such as flea & worm treatments. The Vet Pool (the parent charity of Arche Noah Kreta) has neutered upto 7000 animals worldwide which has prevented 30,000 unwanted animals being produced. Their work on Crete is free and costs are covered by donations.
Successive meeting were held today (16-04-13) between our Association, the Municipality of Chania and the Municipality Police of Chania, as well as the Public Prosecutors of Judges of Appeal and the Police Directorate of Chania, within the framework of our effort for the correct implementation of law 4039/2012, which refers to the protection of the stray and non-stray accompanying animals, as well as the obligations of the their proprietors towards them.
More specifically, at the Municipality of the city a meeting took place in the morning with Mr. Manousos Manousakis, responsible Vice Mayor of the Municipality Police, Mrs. Stella Christinaki responsible for the stray animals of the Municipality, Mr. Nick Bobolakis, responsible for the Municipality Police and municipality policemen.
The meeting took place within the framework of the common effort of the Municipality, the Municipality Police and our Association to inform the citizens as concerns the animal issues, the distribution of relative pamphlet edited by the Municipality as concerns our responsibilities towards the animals and our fellow citizens
Following, another meeting took place with Mrs. Chrysogianni, Vice Public Prosecutor of Judges of Appeal of Western Crete, whom we would like to thank publicly for her immense contribution to our struggle against the animal violence and with Mr. Koutsaftakis, Head of the Police Directorate of Chania, as well as with other Police authorities.
On behalf of the Public Prosecutor and on the occasion of the circular that the Public Prosecution of the Supreme Court of Appeal edited after the relative demand of our federation, there was a report on the moral and legal obligation we have towards all living species of our planet as well as the responsibilities originating from the law as concerns the actions of the police authorities in case of animals maltreatments. The issue of the “Barrel-Dogs”, the known pestilence and the main reason of defamation of our island and country, was mentioned as well.
The Public Prosecutor emphasized the cases of pathetic animal maltreatment, which are criminal according to law 4039/12. Examples mentioned were the absence of shelter for the animals, the permanent chained dogs, the absence of exercise through the daily walks, the absence or unsuitability of food and water, the absence of health treatment. The necessity of feeding and watering of the stray animals by the citizens was also mentioned.
The Head of the Police Directorate of Chania Mr. Koutsaftakis declared that Police will do whatever needed to improve the situation in Crete and that the law will be of course applied. He also mentioned the necessity of informing the policemen about all sides of the law, as concerns the animals, so that this law will be applied successfully.
From our point of view the necessity of a systematic information of all citizens, children and authorities was emphasized, so that our attitude towards animals can change progressively but on the other hand the necessity of punishment in case of non-conformance to the law was also expressed.
We, being the Animals Welfare Association “The Protection of Animals” as well as the Panhellenic Animal Welfare and Environmental Federation, are trying to contribute as much as we can to the deletion of phenomena, which do not honor us, as Greeks and human beings, but on this issue the State should have the main role and not the simple citizens and volunteers
With the following I would like to address all those who have the project “food bridge” at heart.
The Food Bridge:
In the framework of the project “Food Bridge” initiated by Noah’s Ark Society large amounts of donated pet food, material and animal transport boxes, which are so very important for our Greek animal welfare associations, have been sent per container appr. 4 times a year from Germany to Crete.
To stop this project would be quite inconceivable – and yet it is on the brink of failure. Since the retreat of one of the main supporters of the project, its future is totally unclear.
Without the support we have had so far the project can no longer be sustained in its former size due to lack of funding. In co-operation with Noah’s Ark we have to find solutions to keep it going.