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.

We had many volunteers assisted with so many things, Linda & Phil, Heather & Graham were the main team who organised and arranged the night with us, without them we could not have done this.

You should all be proud we raised €2000 before expenses shared between CAP & CPR for our local strays.

Living Together with the Animals

The 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.

Our program is presented in the schools of Chania and Crete as well as the rest of Greece since 2008 and has contributed a lot to the change of our attitude as concerns animals. animals.

Mrs Aggeliki Bartsioka, member of the BOD of our Federation and President of the Animal Welfare Association of Lamia is presenting the program.

The Municipality of Apokoronas covered the air tickets expenses of Mrs Bartsioka and Mr. Venetaki’s Pet Shop other expenses of the program.

“Living Together with the Animals” – an innovating program in the schools of Apokoronas

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

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

common sign of ear mite infection

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.

We will be notified afterwards & will contact those with positive results so your veterinarian can decide appropriate treatment.
If you wish to attend please arrange an appointment via the contact form.

Friends of Animals Rethymno launches new website

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.

Xmas Appeal Update

This is a great big thank you to all who donated towards the rescue kitten’s travel THEY MADE IT TODAY!

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

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.

Thanks to MIRTOS our last kitten Erasmus flies out to his new home in Holland at the weekend.

Rethymnon Municipal Veterinary Clinic to open in the Spring

Animal Welfare for strays on Crete took a giant step forward with the announcement of certification of the Municipal Veterinary Clinic signed on the 28th January 2014 by the Mayor of Rethymnon Mr George C. Marinakis. The clinic premises are situated in Zouridi & were donated, restored & refurbished for veterinary use by the Municipality of Rethymnon.

Arche Noah Kreta president Mr Thomas Busch has been invited to staff the clinic; initially Ms Ines Leeuw DVM will be the resident veterinarian with dedicated veterinary nurses. It will be available to those who work in local Animal Welfare Organisations or volunteers & individuals who care for animals, the prime purpose of the clinic is for neutering strays.

Opening of the clinic is now delayed due to final certification needing to be issued by the Hellenic Veterinary Association (H.V.A.). Let us hope this impasse is resolved quickly so the vital work of treating & reducing the population of stray animals on Crete can begin.

Arche Noah Kreta, Mrs Nellie Zisimopoulou from the Animal Welfare Society of Rethymnon,  Mrs Anastasia Bompolaki, President PanHellenic Animal Welfare and Environmental Federation have all been tireless in their pursuit of establishing free veterinary clinics for stray animals on Crete.