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The latest news update can be found on the front page of the website, previous updatesed are listed here below.


News Update December 2012


This will be the last update of the year, yet another year has passed, it goes so quickly. We are now back in the UK for Christmas and a break from neutering cats!!! it was still lovely and warm in Corfu so quite a shock coming back to this freezing cold weather. Corfu enjoyed a very long hot summer this year stretching right into the late autumn.

We managed to get the three little hand fed kittens safely back to the UK where they are being rehomed. A home was offered to little Jimmy from the A&A apartments who returned with us also. Several people have asked us if they could give a home to a Corfu cat when they find them on holiday and we would be happy to help anyone get a cat to the UK but our biggest problem has been transport. We are now looking into this and trying to arrange some transport for the cats so that more people can take them and give them a home. Please contact us for any information if you wish to rehome a cat or kitten or a dog you find when visiting Corfu.

Three Little Kittens

November - just before they left for their new homes in the UK

During August a young mother cat was killed on the road in Kalami whilst carrying her kittens across the road. The Italian car driver did not even bother to stop!!!  She had four kittens which were only days old, they were rescued and hand fed by friends in Kalami who then passed them on to a lady who lived on the island when they returned to the UK. The feeding and rearing was taken over by a dear friend of the charity, who has spent so much of her time with these kittens during the last few weeks and surprisingly three of the four have survived, they are now eight weeks old. We have to say a big thank you to Jan who has dedicated so much time during the last six weeks to helping them. It is very unusual for kittens without the mothers milk to survive but it looks as though these are going to do so, without Jan's dedication, I feel they would not.

Now that these little guys have made it, they now need homes. We have a very kind friend in the UK who can re-home the three kittens for us which is great, as these three will not survive living outdoors as the cats do in Corfu. However, we have to get them there and they need passports. We would like to get them back as soon as they are old enough (at 12 weeks) and are looking for sponsors for them to pay for their passports and expenses to travel. It is going to cost us 80 for each one and that does not include any transport costs which we are trying to get without charges.

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.

Thank you to all of  you that have donated to our cause this year and helped the Corfu cats. We have left many down in Kalami this winter but they are getting food and friends are checking on them as best they can.

We wish all of our friends and supporters A Very Happy Christmas and a Very Good New year.
please continue to support us in the new year so that we can continue to help as many street animals as we can.

from all of us working for the AAWF.

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.  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



News Update October 2012

Since our last visit and update things have been quite disappointing this summer. Corfu has had one of its hottest summers for a long time continuing now well into October. So those of you that visited this year I hope you got a share of this lovely weather but it has not been so good for the animals.

It has been a very bad year with kittens being found all over the island, lost, dumped and without their mothers. Our particular area has been very bad with many kittens 'dumped' this year in Kalami. We feel that local people know of the work we have done in Kalami and the care the cats get there and so are dumping their unwanted kittens without the mother cats making it difficult for us all to help them instead of contacting us and asking for help in neutering their female cats.

Tilly and Jess's Fitbug Walk
On a better note, the year started off well with a sponsored walk from Jess who raised money to help the corfu cats. Many members of the Agni Forums will have read about Jessie Ship's virtual Fitbut walk that she did in support of the Corfu animals. Her 'walk' started on 6th May from Beijing and was completed in June.Jess raised over 100 pounds for the Corfu cats which was used to neuter Tilly, a dear little girl from Sidari which has become the sponsored cat for Jess and her fellow workers and all who helped to raise the money, the remainder of the donation will go on providing winter food.


Tilly who now has a permanent home in the South of the Island

We had a visit from a very special couple who came out and helped us with the animals in May, Claire and Simon, and we are very grateful to them for the work they did for us here in Corfu and their continued support in helping the charity. Thanks Claire and Simons for all you have done for us.

Three Little Kittens

These three little kittens did not lose their mittens - they lost their Mum!

During August a young mother cat was killed on the road in Kalami whilst carrying her kittens across the road. The Italian car driver did not even bother to stop!!!  She had four kittens which were only days old, they were rescued and hand fed by friends in Kalami who then passed them on to a lady who lived on the island when they returned to the UK. The feeding and rearing was taken over by a dear friend of the charity, who has spent so much of her time with these kittens during the last few weeks and surprisingly three of the four have survived, they are now eight weeks old. We have to say a big thank you to Jan who has dedicated so much time during the last six weeks to helping them. It is very unusual for kittens without the mothers milk to survive but it looks as though these are going to do so, without Jan's dedication, I feel they would not.

Now that these little guys have made it, they now need homes. We have a very kind friend in the UK who can re-home the three kittens for us which is great, as these three will not survive living outdoors as the cats do in Corfu. However, we have to get them there and they need passports. We would like to get them back as soon as they are old enough (at 12 weeks) and are looking for sponsors for them to pay for their passports and expenses to travel. It is going to cost us 80 for each one and that does not include any transport costs which we are trying to get without charges.


Cutypie
(little girl very pretty)


Stuart Little
(boy, smaller than the other two)


Milky Bar Kid
(lfemale - ikes her milk!!)

If anyone would like to sponsor one of these cuties, for their passports please contact us asap.

Can anyone on the island take a cat or kitten for us this year

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 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.  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

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 June  2012

Our visit to Corfu this Springtime proved to be very successful, although our stays never seem long enough, there is always more work to do for when we return. We arrived to some beautiful weather at the end of March to be followed by much rain and storms, however it was not all bad but very mixed as early Corfu nearly always is. We received some visitors in May who came to Corfu for two weeks, but gave up much of their holiday to help us with the cats and the donkeys.  They assisted us with medication and getting the cats neutered and donated lots of medicines, wormers and goodies for the cats and then helped out at the Donkey Rescue. We would like to say a very special thank you to Claire and Simon  for the help you gave us and for what you are doing to help the cats in Corfu.

The Kalami cats did very well this winter, they all looked quite well and received regular food but as soon as the season began they were off to visit the tavernas and the apartments. They much prefer their menu to ours and seem happy to have the visitors back. So for those of you returning to Kalami, you should recognise the regulars.

Just as we thought all was well and we were preparing to return to the UK we received a telephone call from a young lady staying in Kalami who had found SEVEN kittens. I could not believe that a Corfu cat had seven kittens but of course when we went to see them there seemed to be two litters and no Mothers so obviously dumped. The kittens all had bad eyes very sticky and closed up but thanks to Jody who found them after giving them daily medication the eyes soon cleared up. Jody visited them several times a day during her stay until she had to leave. Our friends from the little Welsh house in Kalami then took over with their medication and feeding, as we too had to leave. It was very unfortunate that we were not able to stay to help with the care of the kittens but thanks to such lovely people who help with the cats in Kalami they have continued to get the care and attention they needed to help them. I have been informed the kittens are doing well and hopefully if they continue to progress well at the end of the season we shall sterilise them and take them to the area in Kalami where they will get food and look after themselves. If anyone wishes to help with the neutering and winter food for the kittens we would be very grateful for donations.

We would also like to help the people who abandoned the kittens in Kalami, the Mother cats will breed again and we would be very willing to sterilise them for the owners to stop this awful situation occurring again. If anyone knows where the kittens were from, please let the owners know and ask if we can help.  

We also visited the lovely lady Eleni who asked for our help in Dassia last year, we managed to catch the remaining female cat who escaped our neutering session at the end of last year and sterilised her along with three others, one of which was Leggitt. You may remember Leggit who broke his leg and had to have his leg in a splint for a month. Despite the splint I think he is the fastest kitten I have ever seen, boy could he move with that leg. Here he is resting his leg and the next picture resting again after his neutering op. Leggitt has now been returned to Eleni's Mum's  house where he lives with a group of other cats including his own Mum.


Leggitt with his Splint


Twice the size now and resting after his op

If you cannot come to Corfu this year, please spare a thought for the animals still there and if you can spare a little to keep the animals fed and help us with the neutering, it would be greatly appreciated by us and by the animals too. 

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.  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 March  2012

It is always a very quiet time for us between leaving Corfu for the winter, and returning in the Sprintime however it does enable us to catch up with the admin work and get things up to date. The winter is slowly turning into Spring and in Corfu I think the Spring should, hopefully have already arrived. It is the time of year when the kittens begin to arrive too but hopefully if our neutering has been successful there will be many areas that this should not happen. However it is not possible to cover all areas of the island and no doubt there will be many unwanted kittens found in the coming season. We will endeavour to try and help as many as we can reach, that is if funds allow. Thankyou to everyone that have sponsored cats over the winter months but we need the donations to keep coming for us to continue our work.

We have also managed to get food to areas in Kalami and Kassiopi where many stray cats are living and helped them get through the colder, wetter winter months. Friends in Kassiopi have been busy this winter and have sterilised a few cats with your donations and sponsorship but many more are waiting. We thank our friends and colleagues for their work in helping these cats and giving them the after care. All are fit and well and receiving food.

Our friends in Arillas have also had more cats sterilised with donations from supporters and we thank you all for your help and contributions towards helping more Corfu animals. Friends and visitors to Arillas are trying hard to raise more money there and any fans of Arillas can contribute by sponsoring an Arillas cat as we have more waiting.

More funds are badly needed to pay for food and neutering, the problems that the people of Greece are experiencing is making things difficult for the stray animals there too. If tourism is low then the Greek people do not have the money to feed the animals, and then they rely more on us to help them, we therefore become more reliant on people in other countries who can donate via our website. We hope the tourists will come this year and support Corfu and Greece and help the street animals too.

If you cannot come to Corfu this year, please spare a thought for the animals still there and if you can spare a little to keep the animals fed and help us with the neutering, it would be greatly appreciated by us and by the animals too. 

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. 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.