Fylde Coast Musings vs Cyprus Life – in pictures

Originally from a small mill town in Heywood, Lancashire (United Kingdom) we moved overseas at the beginning of March 2004 and spent the next glorious 12 years in Limassol, Cyprus. Sadly, in 2016 we had to return permanently to UK due to family ill health. We now live on the Fylde coast where the river Wyre meets the Irish sea just across from Fleetwood. More places to discover and capture on camera!

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Support Nine Lives Greece — buy their 2013 calendar

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.

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…

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What a difference a dog makes…

You would think taking a stray dog on board would be a fun and rewarding experience wouldn’t you?

Think again…..

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.

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Look cool this summer and help Sirius Dog Sanctuary, 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.