Another family visiting the island distressed to find this little one tossed onto the pavement to die by a bin. 10-14 days old eyes only just open we think it’s a boy, dehydrated/starving they did well to keep him alive until they got to us. 3 hourly bottle feeds, bathed & cuddled up to Mrs Tiger he is doing well screaming in chorus with Mowgli in the pen below! Early days yet but if anyone wants to offer him a home in a months’ time please contact us any donations towards little ones care gratefully accepted.… 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 . . .
As usual after a neutering session we have various waif & strays needing homes these little ones are stunning & in perfect health.
Six weeks of age all boys various colours, even a fluffy one!
Domesticated & delightful (we will assist with neutering) they have been parasite treated can anyone offer a home?
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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 . . .
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.… 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 . . .
It is colder and wetter than the last few years so we are sure this will be very welcome with all the stray animals on Crete.
A heartfelt thank you to those who have supported our work this year in so many ways; donations that fund our work, our Greek & German vets who treat our sick cats & neuter with such care & skill, & to the foster mothers who nurture our recovering cats & kittens. Also the volunteers who brave often extreme weather to trap our feral cats for the neutering sessions, those who feed & care for their own cat colonies & the colonies we support with food & veterinary care.… read more . . .