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The latest news update can be found on the front page of the website, you will find all previous news updates listed below.

News Update December  2011

Hi everyone - well another year has passed and we have just finished a busy Autumn in Corfu. It was a very successful visit and we have managed to sterilise many cats. It is time once again, to wish everyone who has supported us this year a Merry Christmas and A Happy New year and Very Many Thanks for your help and support during the last year.

Dassia
First of all an update on the large cat problem in Dassia. In our last update we made a special appeal in order to help a lady in Dassia, she always fed the cats in her area but as the neighbouring hotels closed down, the local cats moved in to where she was feeding and she finished up with about 20-25 cats. With the help of The Ark, CARE and AWWF donations, we were able to neuter 15 female cats and 3 males, some of the kittens were too small to neuter. The lady returns to the hotel regularly to feed the cats and has taken some of the smaller kittens to her home.


A few of the Dassia cats enjoying their dinner


 more of the Dassia cats enjoying their dinner

When I visited last week, before leaving Corfu Eleni was still feeding about 20 cats as a few more had moved in. We have provided her with a feeder so that she does not have to visit every day and the cats always have biscuits. We would welcome donations to help with providing food in order to keep the feeder filled up.

Leggits Story - Amongst all these cats in Dassia were three very small kittens, which Eleni now has at her home, one of them we later called 'Leggit'. When we returned to the hotel the following day to organise the sterilising we found one of the three little kittens with a broken leg!  It is difficult to treat cats with broken legs unless they are found very quickly after it has happened and very few of the vets have X-ray machines in Corfu. Fortunately we found this little guy within 24 hours of his misadventure so Eleni insisted that she took him to a vet  with an X-ray machine straight away. She returned with the little kitten later that day with his leg in a splint, Eleni and her daughter were very distraught and upset at having to keep the little cat in for a whole month with his leg in a splint. I offered to take the kitten to my house as we have better facilities to cope with such a kitten so he spent the month at my house.

The little kitten turned out to be the most remarkable little kitten I have ever had to help. He had to stay in most of the time and was supposed to rest his leg!!!!  Has anyone ever tried to get a kitten to rest his leg??
I did force him to stay in his box for periods of time for the first week but as he slowly got used to the splint this became very difficult. I think this kitten was more active and could run away from me at speeds greater than any cat with four healthy legs. He was so fast and ran around so much we called him 'Leggit' because that is what he was always trying to do!!

After the month little Leggit's splint was removed by the vet, and he had made a good recovery. The bone had set and although it was not perfect (he has a slight limp) it had healed well enough for him to use his leg normally. He has gone back to Eleni's house now to join his brother and sister and his mother. He has a sponsor, thanks to Janet and Jeremy and he will be sterilised in the Spring when we return. We will remember Leggit for a long time, he was such a character and Eleni and her daughter such lovely caring Greek people.

If anyone can help us feed the cats in Dasia, your donations would be very welcome.


Leggit - the first week resting his leg!!
 


Just before his splint was removed - charging about the house

Kalami
We have made a huge difference in Kalami now and have reduced the numbers of cats considerably there, the few cats that are living there this winter are receiving regular food. Thank you to everyone that has helped us achieve this and helped to make Kalami a pleasant place to holiday. We still have a few cats and kittens turning up there of course, and we always will, like Ernie who we found in August, but it does make things more manageable now there are less cats breeding. Ernie, incidentally is doing very well, he has a sponsor and has now been neutered and has recovered very well from his hernia operation.

Arillas
We are receiving many more requests from Arillas to help with the cats and with the help of Marion  we are managing to get many more cats sterilised. We would like to thank Sara who has been raising money for us with the calendars that she has sold on eBay for us. Many thanks to Sara and all who made bids and donated to help the Arillas cats. Marion tells us that she can already see a difference in the area. Please continue to support us by sponsoring some of the Arillas cats.

Kassiopi
We have quite a few cats in Kassiopi looking for sponsors, many of our English friends who helped in Kassiopi with the animals have returned to the UK now and Kassiopi does not have so much help as in past years. We have someone to get the cats featured above neutered, so if some Kassiopi fans can sponsor some of the above cats it will help.

eBay
We have a number of people selling items on ebay with donations being made to AAWF and also buyers making checkout donations.  We would like to thank those of you that are selling on eBay for us and those of you making donations, we appreciate your support very  much. I have contacted some of you but do not receive information of checkout donators so if there is anyone I have missed, thankyou very much for your support and do keep in touch with us.

AAWF Facebook Page
Do visit our Facebook page that is run by Clare, who helps many of the Kalami cats both summer and winter. She will pass on any messages to us and post events and news from AAWF and the Kalami, Agni area. Many people have their own page on Facebook so do join us and catch up with updates on what is happening in Corfu. Here is the link to our Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Agni-Animal-Welfare-Fund/123972760998039

 

Homes Always Needed
We always require people to volunteer to help us by taking in a stray cat or kitten from time to time as so many special cases arise and desperately need regular food and someone to keep an eye on them. If anyone living in Corfu can take on a kitten as an outdoor cat and ensure that they get food and have shelter and some protection from the bad weather in the wintertime we will sterilise any cat that is taken on and pay for any medication. Please email info@agni-animal-welfare-fund.com if you can help.

Regards, from all of us working for the AAWF.

Please continue to support us so that we can help many more stray animals in Corfu.
The AAWF is now affiliated to WSPA The World Society for the Protection of Animals.


News Update September  2011

It is now September and the season is drawing to a close. It is a little quieter than July and August around the resorts but still many visitors are here. We are back in Corfu for the autumn when the cats need the most help and it is easier to find them. If funds allow, we neuter quite a lot at this time of year. We hope all our supporters that have been able to visit Corfu this year have had a really good holiday. The weather has been quite unbelievable with a very hot late August and it is now late September and the temperature is still reaching over 30 deg's. It feels as hot here now as it did in July early August when we made a short visit.

Kalami
We have had considerable support from the visitors to Corfu mainly the Kalami visitors and have been able to make Kalami a much better place to holiday with far less cats than have been around in previous years and those that are there are healthy, are fed and cared for. Many thanks to all of you that have visited Kalami this year and supported the cats. We will continue to help them throughout the winter time with your help.

Early in August we were called out to a Villa in Kalami by the visitors staying there, to help a little kitten. He could not walk properly, had a badly swollen leg and a very high temperature. His leg was not broken as first thought but it turned out that he had a very bad hernia. He had to have an operation for the hernia and has recovered well from it albeit he still has a limp which will be permanent unfortunately. There was also damage to the ligaments in the leg which causes his limp but he is not in any pain from it. One of AAWF supporters on the island has taken him in and he has joined a colony of cats where he is fed and cared for. He is one of our cats looking for a sponsor so if anyone can help by sponsoring him he needs neutering now and his operation has cost us a lot already so a sponsor for him would really help. He now has a name and is called Ernie!


Ernie before his operation

Arillas Cats
We have sterilised a few more cats in Arillas this year. Several people have asked for help and we are trying to raise money in Arillas to help more of the street cats there with food, medication and neutering. AAWF has an active volunteer in the area and with your help and donations we can do more work in this area. This is an appeal to any Arillas visitors that are interested in helping the street cats there. It you are an Arillas fan please get in touch with us.

AAWF Facebook Page
Do visit our Facebook page that is run by Clare, who helps many of the Kalami cats both summer and winter. She will pass on any messages to us and post events and news from AAWF and the Kalami, Agni area. Many people have their own page on Facebook so do join us and catch up with updates on what is happening in Corfu. Here is the link to our Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Agni-Animal-Welfare-Fund/123972760998039

Homes Always Needed
We always require people to volunteer to help us by taking in a stray cat or kitten from time to time as so many special cases arise and desperately need regular food and someone to keep an eye on them. If anyone living in Corfu can take on a kitten as an outdoor cat and ensure that they get food and have shelter and some protection from the bad weather in the wintertime we will sterilise any cat that is taken on and pay for any medication. Please email info@agni-animal-welfare-fund.com if you can help.

Regards, from all of us working for the AAWF

Please continue to support us so that we can help many more stray animals in Corfu.
The AAWF is now affiliated to WSPA The World Society for the Protection of Animals.


New Update - June  2011

We returned to Corfu in March of this year and have managed to sterilise quite a few more cats before the breeding season began and saved many unwanted kittens. We were visited by a Greek lady from one of our local villages and asked to help with her cats. This is good progress and leads us to believe that what we are doing is making a difference and people in Greece are recognising the need to sterilise instead of poisening!!!

Arillas Cats
We have also been able to sterilise quite a number of cats early this year in the Arillas area, again for Greek Taverna owners and some for a local pool bar owner. If any Arillas fans would like to donate towards the cats there it would be so much appreciated as we would like to further reduce the numbers of cats in this area. What we have done is a great start, so any donations would be welcome.

Kalami
The cats in Kalami did very well this winter with the help of some dedicated friends and volunteers who made sure that food was available for them during the closed season. Much of the food was donated by AAWF thanks to the help and support you have given us. We have now been able to sterilise most of the cats in the Kalami area, making Kalami a much nicer place to visit with no starving cats bothering the visitors. The cats there are clean, and fed and should not bother the restaurants and customers at the tables, although there will always be the odd cheeky one who would like something special from the Menu!!

Apollo who was found at the end of last season in Kalami with terrible burns on his body has recovered very well. He has scars from the burns which are now quite exposed and is at risk of getting sunburnt as he has shed his winter coat. However he arrived in the UK last Thursday and is very happy and going to his new family next week. The cooler, less sunny climate, will suit his skin condition much better than the hot sun of Corfu. Many thanks to Diane, who is taking Apollo in and giving him a home. He is going to live in Wales where he will have many companions and will be living in a very animal friendly home, we know he will be much loved there too, so good luck Apollo in  your new life.


Arthur earlier this year before he left Corfu


Apollo, relaxing after his journey to the UK

A small all white cat which was found in Kalami along with Apollo at the end of last season, also arrived in the UK with him and has gone to a new home. He was adopted by Lisa and James who were staying at the A&A during the last week of the season. They adopted the little white cat, who is now a very large white cat,  and had him brought over to the UK. He would also have suffered from the sun as he is completely white with very pink ears. So good luck to Arthur and thanks to Lisa and James for giving him a home.

A big thank you to John who lives in St.Spiridon for the auction of a mini Hi Fi. The item was brought over from the UK and not suitable for the purpose it was bought for and so given to John. He really didn't need the Hi- Fi so he auctioned it for the AAWF and raised some money for us. Many thanks for thinking of us John and if anyone can raise any money for us, however small it would be appreciated and all go to help the Corfu cats.

AAWF Facebook Page
Do visit our Facebook page that is run by Clare, who helps many of the Kalami cats both summer and winter. She will pass on any messages to us and post events and news from AAWF and the Kalami, Agni area. Many people have their own page on Facebook so do join us and catch up with updates on what is happening in Corfu. Here is the link to our Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Agni-Animal-Welfare-Fund/123972760998039

Homes Always Needed
We always require people to volunteer to help us by taking in a stray cat or kitten from time to time as so many special cases arise and desperately need regular food and someone to keep an eye on them. If anyone living in Corfu can take on a kitten as an outdoor cat and ensure that they get food and have shelter and some protection from the bad weather in the wintertime we will sterilise any cat that is taken on and pay for any medication. Please email info@agni-animal-welfare-fund.com if you can help.

AAWF Google Homepage
Please remember to use our google page, the shopping centre as been much improved now and has nearly all the shops that huge amounts of people use for shopping on the internet. So please shop via the links and help us raise money for the animals, it does  not cost you any extra.  Ebay, Tesco the Lottery and many of Britains favourite shops are on there. Please remember to use the links.

Anyone who does not have our Google Page here is the link, you just make it your home page and you will earn money for the animals with no cost to yourselves.
 http://google.agni-animal-welfare-fund.com  

Regards, from all of us working for the AAWF

Please continue to support us so that we can help many more stray animals in Corfu.
The AAWF is now affiliated to WSPA The World Society for the Protection of Animals.
 


News Update March  2011

With all the Christmas festivities long gone, and thoughts of Spring now on the way, it is time to go back to Corfu for the Springtime season. Always a lovely time to be in Corfu, with the beautiful spring flowers covering the Island, not too hot but some nice warm weather - hopefully!!

We would firstly like to thank our friends and colleagues who have spent the winter on the Island and have helped us to feed the strays during the winter months, thanks to your donations.  We know there are many others out there who are feeding the strays throughout the winter months, who we do not know, and do not have our help, a thank you to all of those people too, keep up the good work.

A special thank you goes to Roseanne this winter who has had a very difficult time with a little cat she found in Kassiopi at the end of the season, thanks to her dedication, patience and sleepless nights! she has succeeded in improving the life of a little girl who we know would never have made it through the winter on her own. The little girl Maggie, needed many vet visits, a great deal of medication, good food, warmth but most of all, the thing that many Corfu cats don't get - 'love'. She still needs some care and we don't think she will ever be 100% fit and well, she had many problems and still has some scarring around the eyes that does not seem to clear, but she has so greatly improved, thanks to Roseanne and she now has a much better quality of life.


Maggie - twice the size!!


and a happy little girl


Kalami Cruelty Case
We reported another cruelty case at the end of the season in our last update, the cat we found in Kalami with severe wounds on his neck, back and side which we believe were burns. Apollo, as he is now called, has made a remarkable recovery and is looking in much better health. His fur has grown back in most of the burnt areas and he is remarkably well. He is the most adorable cat with a lovely nature, he never deserved what happened to him, but then no animal does. However he has a sponsor and a home to go to in the UK where he will be going in the very near future. 


Apollo, looking very fit and well

Sandy, found in Sidari area
You may remember Sandy the little cat found by Cheryl at the end of last summer in the Sidari area. He was featured in our last update. Unfortunately he was not so lucky as Apollo and Maggie, he was found a little too late and did not make it. However Cheryl tried her best for him and worked hard to save him, he died peacefully, not suffering, thanks to the efforts of Cheryl from CARE.

AAWF Facebook Page
Thanks to Clare, who helps many of the Kalami cats both summer and winter we now have a Facebook page. I know many people have their own page on Facebook and you are all invited to join us and catch up with updates on what is happening in Corfu. Clare keeps the page updated and posts photos regularly for us, do contact her via Facebook for any information about what is happening with the animals in Corfu. We have sent out a mail with the link to our page but for anyone who did not receive it and has not visited our page here is the link.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Agni-Animal-Welfare-Fund/123972760998039

Arillas Cats
We have been contacted by a Greek Taverna owner in Arillas, and a pool bar on the front, who would like help to sterilise their cats. We do like to involve the local Greek people and encourage sterilisation, so it is always a pleasure for us to be able to help them but we can only do this with your support. We are hoping to have some fund raising events this summer, in Arillas, so we are calling on all Arillas fans and visitors for your support. We have a contact in the area who can assist us with neutering, aftercare and feeding etc. so with your help and the support of the local Greek people we should be able to help many Arillas cats.
Are you visiting Arillas this year?
If so you may want to sponsor a cat in your favourite resort. If so please contact us.

Homes Needed
We always require people to volunteer to help us by taking in a stray cat or kitten from time to time as so many special cases arise and desperately need regular food and someone to keep an eye on them. If anyone living in Corfu can take on a kitten as an outdoor cat and ensure that they get food and have shelter and some protection from the bad weather in the wintertime we will sterilise any cat that is taken on and pay for any medication. Please email info@agni-animal-welfare-fund.com if you can help.

AAWF Google Homepage
Please remember to use our google page, the shopping centre as been much improved now and has nearly all the shops that huge amounts of people use for shopping on the internet. So please shop via the links and help us raise money for the animals, it does  not cost you any extra.  Ebay, M&S, Tesco the Lottery and many of Britains favourite shops are on there. Please remember to use the links.

Anyone who does not have our Google Page here is the link, you just make it your home page and you will earn money for the animals with no cost to yourselves.
 http://google.agni-animal-welfare-fund.com  

Regards, from all of us working for the AAWF

Please continue to support us so that we can help many more stray animals in Corfu.
The AAWF is now affiliated to WSPA The World Society for the Protection of Animals.


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