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.
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.
Ladies, buy some funky bracelets to match your swimsuit or bikini and at the same time know you’re helping a good cause for Cyprus’ Sirius Dog Sanctuary. Click on the facebook link in the twitter below for photos of the bracelets.
Summer is the time that many dog owners in Cyprus go away on holidays and just abandon their dogs for the time they’re away. Yes….. they just chuck them out in the streets and the dogs are left to either fend for themselves, get knocked down, poisoned or hope that someone takes pity on them and rescues them.
This time of year is busy for all of the animal sanctuaries so we all need your help to raise funds.