This castration campaign was the most important in Greece because it was the first of our club just who has complied with all permits the Greek Animal Welfare Act. In two days, we have neutered over 50 cats and dogs and performed more than 60 surgeries, including amputation, tumor removal, etc.
Licensed, accredited veterinarians German with a Greek registration you wanted in this country have not. We complained more than three years with the help of the European Commission on our right and gained about a year ago. For all veterinarians who are planning to do thanks to our efforts, often unnerving paving the way forward! We are happy to have finally been rewarded for years of effort. It is a feeling of satisfaction gained the insurmountable barriers in the fight against the suffering of having. And Skopelos is only the beginning!
Found very dehydrated and with an eye infection, and of course starving. He seems to be around 6 weeks old but not sure. He is approx. 250 centimeters in length. Very handlable. We think he is male.3rd August 2012 Bertie visited the vet today & was confirmed as being a boy! Has had subcutaneous antibiotics for his cat flu, & will have milbemax for worms & effipro for fleas tommorow
9th August 2012 Bertie has now recovered from his cat flu, and is looking much healthier despite a mild mild case of ringworm (note the typical black staining around the nose & mouth)
Over the coming days, a number of volunteer vets from abroad are coming to the island of Lesvos, Greece, for neutering/spaying FOR FREE hundreds of stray animals, AS THEY DID LAST YEAR (see the video & pictures above). The Greek Veterinary Society and its local branch of Lesvos are reacting: they claim that the proper procedures have not been followed thus they threat to press charges against all those involved if the programme goes ahead. These threats are both illegal and immoral. If the Greek vets are really interested in the well-being of the stray animals, then they should HELP in the free neutering/spaying programme rather than BOYCOTT it on procedural grounds! Join us in asking the Greek Veterinary Society and it local branch of Lesvos, Greece, to change its stance and to: Stop threatening the local animal welfare groups and the foreign volunteer vets who will neuter/spay FOR FREE the stray animals of Lesvos.
ΚΑΝΕΝΑΣ ΑΓΩΝΑΣ ΔΕΝ ΕΙΝΑΙ ΜΑΤΑΙΟΣ/RESISTANCE IS FERTILEΑγαπητοί φίλοι, Παρά το διαφαινόμενο αδιέξοδο στη Λέσβο, η εκστρατεία μας φαίνεται να έχει επιπτώσεις γενικότερα για την Ελλάδα. Χτες (18/7) ο Πανελλήνιος Κτηνιατρικός Σύλλογος ανακοίνωσε ότι προχωρά στη δημιουργία ενός δικτύου εθελοντών κτηνιάτρων για τη στείρωση αδέσποτων ζώων. Τα πράγματα αλλάζουν- και αυτό οφείλεται στη δική σας βοήθεια και συμπαράσταση. Συνεχίστε να υπογράφετε και να προωθείτε την έκκλησή μας. Σας ευχαριστώDear friends, Despite the apparent deadlock on Lesvos, our campaign seems to have impacts for the whole of Greece. Yesterday (July 18) the Greek Veterinary Association announced that it is establishing a network of Greek volunteer vets for neutering/spaying stray animals. Things are changing-and this is due also to your help and support. Please keep signing and forwarding our call. Many thanks Posted By Iosif Botetzagias Petition Organizer July 19, 2012
Hair/skin samples sent for analysis showed mites causing mange
Injected the colony twice with Ivermectin to treat mange/ear mites
Purchased environmental pesticide so the rooms & barn they live in which where infested with parasites could be fumigated Treated approx. 35 with Frontline spot on (those we could catch!) over 2 months for those suffering flea allergy 15 sent for Veterinary treatment & neutered funded by Arche Noah, our thanks to them Three sent for veterinary care to our very supportive Greek vet with serious eye/skin infections which are now healed Provide food every month to assist their Greek carer to feed them & vitamin supplements added to their water They now look & must feel so much better with no pregnant ones so far a few entire males left to catch & neuter The threat of poisoning seems to have been withdrawn since our assistance managing this colony
Our last goal is to treat them all for internal parasites particularly (tapeworm in particular) but with the rescue kittens/cats we are taking in this year we cannot find the funds to buy such huge quantities (Profender/Drontal or Stronghold) can anyone help in providing any? If so please donate via the donate button or contact us.
Many thanks to those of you who have donated so far enabling us to treat & protect this colony