The European commission president, the proud owner of a pooch called Plato, has taken a personal interest in the fate of the pet passport scheme, under which animals in good health can be exempted from going into quarantine as they travel around Europe.
With a no-deal scenario looking increasingly likely, Mina Andreeva, a commission spokeswoman, disclosed that advice to pet owners would be published in the coming months, after Juncker highlighted the urgency of the matter “several times”.
Plato, who was rescued from a Greek island by a German organisation, lives with Juncker in his home country of Luxembourg, where, the commission president has joked, Plato ignores commands because he has yet to master French.
This very affectionate cat (who in the past has had many kittens) visited her UK cat lovers every summer. Last year she was neutered in the Dimos program, however on their return this year they where distraught to see her covered in weeping infected burns, without intervention she would have died a very painful death from infection.
Distressingly for all concerned we guess she had been set alight with lighter fuel.
She was brought to us for emergency treatment and is being nursed back health.
July 2018: Her loving UK adopters have now taken her home, she is recovering with lots of love
Here is Timmothy, this little chap is eight weeks old but so emaciated & sick he weighs the same as a four week old kitten. He was brought in dying from cat flu, initially we all thought he was blind, but after eye drops and antibiotics 3 days ago he opened his eyes. We are tentatively optimistic, but he has a long way to go. We need donations for his veterinary care, rehabilitation and adoption.
Willow is approx 4 years of age found by the roadside having seizures, we are certain she was struck on the head causing cerebellar injury. X Rays showed no new breaks but that she had probably been run over by a car in the past (healed fractures of tail/femur/pelvis)
We have no access to diagnostic scans such as CT/MRI the brain injury has been diagnosed by examination only. Manitol and steroids initially for 3 weeks nothing other than parasite treatments since, she has had limited physiotherapy we do not access to hydro or specialist care.
Willow has made incredible progress she can now stand on all four legs and walks despite losing her balance as she still falls over, uses newspapers or the garden area for toileting (we cannot get a litter tray she can use as she falls out of it!). In the garden every day when the weather is good she loves being around us and her care is minimal (the occasional hot flannel on bits she finds difficult to reach) her will to live and determination to move again is humbling.
Willow is a lap cat obviously she must have been an indoor cat at some point but is a very independent spirit! We cannot keep her as she does not like other cats and will not tolerate them although we have got her to sit in the same room as ours now. Due to this we cannot have her indoors with us permanently when the winter comes we have nowhere for her to go, our own cats have learned to move fast when she is around!
We have had 3 vets assess her all say she is continuing to make further progress and should have a normal lifespan can any of you help her or find an organisation with better resources than ours?
The sweetest litter of orphan kittens around 6 weeks of age, Mummy was knocked over and killed on the roadside. Very sad and frightened on arrival bottle fed first few weeks, now weaned they are gorgeous happy kittens.
We have two female dumplings calico type coats (grey/beige) they will be big.
The tortie female is a typical bossy don`t tell me what to do tortie!
The black boy has a Harry Potter white tipped tail stunning sleek creature.
All are very cuddly and humanized, they can go to their new homes in 2 weeks if adopted here we will vaccinate, microchip and if with us long enough neuter them.
If anyone can adopt please contact us if you cannot we need donations for their care and tickets to the UK.