Saving our furry friends – these are in Greece but hey, who cares? It’s all about the animals. Help save a moggie by buying a calendar.
Originally posted on on the road with Animalcouriers:
Cordelia and her team at Nine Lives Greece manage a ‘catch, neuter and release’ programme for stray and abandoned felines around Athens. Each cat and kitten they come into contact with is individually assessed, and there are always some who are judged unable to survive on the streets.
That’s the case with the five cats who’re joining the Animalcouriers trip to the UK: two have had amputations and the other three are blind. Once they had all been neutered and had any other treatment required, Cordelia and colleagues got in touch with friends and supporters to find them loving new homes.
During the wait for new homes, the cats stay with foster carers. However long the wait is, Nine Lives Greece prefer to make sure they find absolutely the right home for each one. Needless to say, there are never enough people available to house all these vulnerable cats. The five travelling with us are split between two new homes in the UK.
You would think taking a stray dog on board would be a fun and rewarding experience wouldn’t you?
One lady on a Cyprus forum I frequent suddenly received a visit from her local Cyprus policeman informing her a complaint had been made about her recent rescue dog causing a nuisance by barking when she (the owner) was out of the house.
No complaint (as far as we can ascertain) has been made by the neighbours directly to the dog owner.
The lady then asked for assistance on the Cyprus Living forum or advice on what she could do about it and if anyone knew what the local noise regulations are with regards to hours of operation/noise levels etc, etc.
She did get some offers of help and advice but she also received a barrage of most unhelpful comments which are probably enough to put anyone else off the idea of rescuing another waif and stray.
You can check out the forum post here and make up your own mind.
And on the other hand – there’s this: Missing Dog
There are many animal rescue centres and charities in Cyprus. If you are an animal lover and have the time to spare to help out or are considering providing a forever home to a dog or cat – be sure to read my page Animal Charities – Cyprus.