On Monday (15th) morning this tiny bin cat was found collapsed in the middle of the road. He was in a really bad way and after a speed breaking run to the vet, the worst was confirmed. He was infested with worms, fleas and maggots. Bleeding from the mouth, emaciated, swollen infected eyes, severely dehydrated, in liver failure and suffering from hypothermia.Shelby kitten thanks everyone for their good wishes, blessings & donations
Estimated to be about 12 weeks of age we felt he deserved a chance at life.… read more . . .
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.
This little feral stray chap was reported to us by some kind Danish tourists staying in a villa in Vamos. He has a large wound on the back of his head, this has now been cleaned under general anaesthetic (he was also neutered at this time) and he is recuperating with us. He should be able to return to the villa this week if the wound continues to heal. He has also had an MOT including ear cleaning and parasite treatment.… read more . . .
As usual this time of year people seem to think its acceptable to rip kittens away still feeding from Mummy too abandon them in the nearest bin.
These little ones are approximately 4 weeks of age the Tortie on the right Twizzle is female her ginger and white brother was adopted 27/5/17, pining on her own she went to her foster mummy Heather.
Twizzle is very confident and vocal healthy playing no signs of cat flu or any infections so far, as usual she will be vaccinated and neutered.… read more . . .
There are two sides to every Christmas story, there is Mira and her adoption paid for by generous and loving tourists, and there are our local Cretans who love their cats but do not always have the resources, funds and knowledge to care for them.
We hope this illustrates the reality of what we do and neither detracts from the other
We cannot survive and cannot treat, neuter, rescue our Cretan cats without your support, we thank you for everything you help us do… read more . . .
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.… read more . . .
Please watch your cat colonies and cats in this area, we have an animal abuser using a blunt object beating cats to death with blows to the head.
Last night two adults and a kitten from a much loved colony were beaten to death last night, the rest of the bin cats are clearly distressed and afraid. Another was missing and has just been taken to the vet, having been beaten lower down on its body (20/10/16) seen by vet and found to have been in a catfight, not beaten).… read more . . .
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 . . .
This affectionate girl was seen by one of our volunteers outside a mini market in Kokkino Chorio, she was begging for food but mutilated from acid/toilet cleaner being thrown deliberately into her face.
Allegedly the sub human who did this was irritated that his own cat’s food was being eaten by this starving girl. This happened approximately a week ago (@Good Friday) & she was left in agony from the toxic substance burning her eye/sinuses/paws causing irreparable damage & infection.
Our dedicated & tireless vets have removed her eye & started treatment for the infection. … read more . . .
26th March 2016: a few days ago Teddy was reviewed by George and due to his stress ulcer and his vastly improved condition it was decided that he was ready to return to the olive groves of Tsivaris, his jaw brace was removed. He had quite a crowd to see him off and didnt hang around looking for his next meal!
On Friday 26th February this poor boy was found unconscious, bleeding from his ears/mouth by the roadside on the Kefalas/Vamos road.… read more . . .
17th February 2016: Today Belle has had her ear mites treated, ears cleaned, face washed & her eyes continue to be treated. She is putting on weight and has begun to take a great interest in eating. Sadly she remains very timid and is easily scared, loud noises or strangers cause her distress.
This will change as she heals and realises we will not hurt her
Last week the local Mayors office called to ask if we could take in a cat they had found in the bottom of their bin.… read more . . .