Cause for Paws 2018

A massive thank you to all of the 140 plus animal lovers who supported us by coming to our charity event last weekend!
We were overwhelmed to see so many enjoy themselves and party till the early hours of the morning.

The musicians contributed to the great atmosphere and donated some of their fees to the animals you have our thanks.

Christine Claussen’s donated jewellery has made six people very happy!

There were many donated raffle prizes, so kind of you all & the taverna staff of Seven Souls worked very hard under immense pressure. read more

Dimos Neutering Session

Hosted by Apokoronas Veterinary Clinic 26th September DOGS ONLY 21st October CATS & DOGS THIS EVENT IS ONLY OPEN TO APOKORONAS STRAYS

To book a stray dog please contact the Dimos (office hours):

2825 3 40519 2825 3 40522 If you wish to attend with cats please contact via, Facebook Messenger or Tel 6949476418 supplying the following information: · How many cats & sex if known · Approx. age · Pregnant · Nursing kittens · Any diseases or wounds · Contact details: Tel number including mobile/land line/postal address Difficult cats: please trap the day before & keep in a quiet, cool, dry place. Equipment loans to be collected from Fres by arrangement · Equipment must be cleaned & returned within 1 week to Fres · Please borrow cat carriers if possible from other cat lovers always place your name on each carrier · Cat traps are manual & automatic please indicate which is required If you are disabled or have never used a trap before or need assistance, we will try to send a volunteer to help Misc. Information · Please read attached information leaflets · Please use small amounts of food in traps! vomiting a tin of pilchards is not ideal for breathing during sedation it can be inhaled into the lungs · Please ensure each carrier has a newspaper base in with the cat as they can get acid burns from sitting in urine puddles · One admission form taped to each cat carrier for each cat · Kittens under 6 weeks to accompany mother · 1 cat per carrier unless siblings under 4 months then 2 is acceptable.

Any of the following provisions or donations will be very welcome on the day: newspapers, vinyl/latex gloves med/large, washing up liquid, bin bags, kitchen roll, masking tape, printer paper, cable ties, incontinence pads, hot water bottles, old blankets/towels/sheets, unwanted cat carriers, collars/leads, medicines & food to feed our feral colonies. read more

Living Together with the Animals

animalsThe Federation (Pan-Hellenic Animal Welfare and Environmental Federation), in its effort to enforce the animal loving idea to the new children, in cooperation with the Municipality of Apokoronas has already started at the schools of the Municipality the presentation of the educational program “Living together with the Animals Around Me”, that Ms Melita Lazaratou created.

Almost all teachers responded  to the invitation of the Municipality and our Federation and the young pupils surprised us pleasantly with their knowledge and questions concerning animals. read more

Free Clinic to take feline skin/fur & ear canal samples

Feline ear examination
common sign of ear mite infection

Tuesday 3rd June 2014, starting at 11am we are holding a clinic to take feline skin/fur & ear canal samples.

Miss Nelly Kostopoulou a Ph.D. student from The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki will be visiting us to take samples for her research.

Our local Greek veterinarians have assisted Nelly in her work so their is no conflict of interest, it is an amazing opportunity for those of you with cats suffering allergies/lesions/mites or any form of skin issues to have testing for free. read more

Friends of Animals Rethymno launches new website

farThe 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. read more

Xmas Appeal Update

Woodland Nook Kitty Taxi
Woodland Nook Kitty Taxi

appealThis is a great big thank you to all who donated towards the rescue kitten’s travel

Erasmus & Mittens
Erasmus & Mittens

THEY MADE IT TODAY! Mavro, Mousey, Basil, Mittens & LouLou have reached the care of Woodland Nook Rescue in Derby courtesy of Jane & Paul’s hard work in re homing our cats & kittens.Lulu

Mittens & Erasmus have gone home 02/03/14

Joint efforts from incredible people; our vets, foster parents, volunteers & animal welfare colleagues also including David who kindly escorted & cared for cats on the journey.Mavro-small(1) read more