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Agni Animal Welfare Web Log
Registered Charity Number
1115983

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

News Update – November 2014
Once again we have come to the end of the tourist season in Corfu and during the past year we have, with your donations, helped alot of cats and kittens. It has been a very bad year for kittens with many being dumped in areas where tourists and english people frequent and many being dumped in Kalami. We have evidence now that some of these kittens came from Kassiopi. We know who is responsible for dumping some of these kittens and we are asking them and anyone else involved to leave the cats where they are, expecially in Kassiopi where these cats are getting medication and help and are being neutered. Please do not move the cats to other areas. I will not mention names this time but unless it stops then we will name names and businesses and post them on Facebook.

We have had many injuries this year and this little girl featured below was found with a badly ulcerated eye as the photo on the left shows, she now has a lovely home and is called Estha..


Estha - as she was found on the streets of Kassiopi


and Estha today in her new home in the UK

We have to thank Roseanne for the hard work and dedication she gave to this little to get her fit and well again, and our thanks also to everyone that has donated to help us pay for the treatment she required.

We have treated many other sick cats and kittens during the last couple of months with your donations. Many of the sick and injured ones seem to be kittens, we have also had many kittens born with Leukemia which have had to be put to sleep. It is very sad and heart breaking having to do this but Leukemia spreads and we seem to have alot of it in Kassiopi at present.

Bobby below was found with a broken leg, it was not possible to save the leg so the vet advised us to have it removed. The leg was amputated and Bobby is now making an excellent recovery, he is managing very well with this three remaining legs. He just need his fur to grow back and he will look really good again. We have to thank Vicky for her hard work in helping Bobby, she has many sick kittens at present that she is helping and is very dedicated to them all.


Bobby with his broken leg.


and after his operation.

Below is Gizmo, he had an ulcerated paw and was treated again by Vicky, just some simple medication and what a difference it makes to these poor little suffering kittens.


Gizmo with his ulcerated paw


and looking alot better after some medication

Just a few examples of how we are spending your donations and thank you to all of you that are helping these kittens and sometimes older cats. We have had to have a couple of old male Tom cats put to sleep to stop their suffering. Sadly we have found them too late to help them. Uneutered males soon get sick, most are FIV or have Leukemia and fully grown males are often quite wild, difficult to catch and when found it is often too late to thelp them. Like poor Tommy who was found in the street very very sick.


Tommy - unfortunately he was found too late but at least he is no longer suffering - he was very sick

Sorry our update is not very pretty this time but this is how it really is in Corfu and the last few months have not been very good with alot of sickness and injured cats. Lets hope things will be better next year. We will continue to help as many of the cats as we can as long as we continue to get the support and donations we need. We do have the help of some lovely vets but we do have to pay them although they do sympathise with these animals and help us all they can. Many thanks to all of you that have donated in order to help us treat these cats, we now have an option to make monthly donations on our donate button, so thank you to everyone who is now donating to us on a regular basis, we are very grateful and I am sure our furry friends are too.

We have had a few more lucky guys that have been taken back to the UK this year and have found really good forever homes. We wish them all well and lots of happy years.

We are adding many new cats that need sponsors in order to neuter them, so please help by sponsering a cat for neutering. Most are in the Kassiopi area as we are concentrating on that area at present. Please see the box below to sponsor a cat.

Winter Feeding

It is now winter feeding time again, these are the feeders we use to keep the many street cats fed during the winter months. It is an excellent way for the cats to get their food, different cats will go at different times, preventing fighting and nervous cats will go and eat when there ae no others around. Please help us to keep these feeders full until you all return to spoil them!!! - Thank you

Facebook
We have many friends on our Facebook page now and we update regularly so please keep in touch with us on our page and we welcome your posts, messages and comments. Many friends follow us on there daily, so if you want to see what is happening in Corfu with the animals and keep in touch with us, please visit our page.

If you have not found our Facebook page yet it is:-
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Agni-Animal-Welfare-Fund/123972760998039

Help is always Needed
So if anyone on the island can help us in any way it would be appreciated, the more help we have, the more we can do. We need people to help the cats get medical treatment and to help them recover from treatments and we especially need help with kittens. If anyone could care for a cat or kitten on a temporary basis whilst it awaits transport to the UK, do contact us as we often have cats and kittens waiting for transport.

Anyone living in Corfu, if you can take on a cat or 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.co.uk if you can help.


 

News Update – July 2014
We returned from Corfu in June after treating several cats needing help, one of them the lovely Gucci pictured below. She needed an operation for a growth under her arm. She had the operation which was a complete success and we returned her to the area she came from and where she is cared for during the out of season months. She usually goes off to the surrounding villas in the summer months in the hope of a better menu and for some fuss and attention, it was through her visits to the villas last year that the visitors called us to help her with the large growth under her arm. Thank you to everyone who donated towards helping Gucci, a happy ending.

Sunbathing!!! - her arm completly healed


Our next problem was five kittens found dumped along the roadside between Koloura and Kalami with their mother. The first three kittens were found on their own wandering in the road by a friend and supporter Chris who picked up the kittens and kept them safe until we could get to them. The next day another two kittens were found with the Mother by another friend in exactly the same place, it was quite obvious they were all the same litter but unfortunately after many attempts, we were not able to catch the mother. Hopefully when we return to Corfu, we may find the mother and have more success so that we can neuter her.

However, the five kittens all found homes with some really lovely visitors who helped to care for them during their holiday and they are now in the UK enjoying their new lives. Pictured below are the two found on the second day by Wendy, who kept them both, and named them Ouzo and Feta and are now at home in the UK with their friend and companion Rosie.

Ouzo and Feta at home with Rosie their companion


Kassiopi
Well that was a really happy ending to our problems on our last visit, I hope things turn out as well next time as there is always some tragedy awaiting us. At present we have friends of the charity helping several cats with problems in Kassiopi. We have a cat with a broken jaw, one with a badly infected eyes, and one with a nasty bite from a scorpion. One kitten with an infected eye was successfully treated and returned to her Mum and siblings which she seemed very happy to rejoin.

Unfortunately things did not turn our so well for Tommy, the poor little boy that was found dying in the street. We tried to help him but he had too many problems, he was found to be FIV and had cancer so we were advised by the vet to let him go. He was an older boy and we found him too late, but at least he had help in the end and did not die in pain. We have to thank Roseanne because she tried so hard to save Tommy, but sometimes it is not possible.

In addition to the five cats needing medical help we have 12 cats needing neutering in Kassiopi so donations would be welcome to help those cats, as soon as we can get the photos we will add them to the cats looking for sponsors and hope that many of you will sponsor them for their neutering.

Facebook
Our Facebook page is now becoming very successful and we have many friends who follow us on there daily, so if you want to see what is happening in Corfu with the animals and keep in touch with us, please visit our page. We try to update regularly and it is monitored daily. We will update on the Kassiopi cats as soon as we have had time to treat them and monitor the outcome.

If you have not found our Facebook page yet it is:-
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Agni-Animal-Welfare-Fund/123972760998039

Help is always Needed
So if anyone on the island can help us in any way it would be appreciated, the more help we have, the more we can do. We need people to help the cats get medical treatment and to help them recover from treatments and we especially need help with kittens. If anyone could care for a cat or kitten on a temporary basis whilst it awaits transport to the UK, do contact us as we often have cats and kittens waiting for transport.

Anyone living in Corfu, if you can take on a cat or 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.co.uk if you can help.


 

News Update - May 2014
It is our second visit to Corfu this year and again we are so busy and have so many requests for help. First of all many thanks to those who helped us with our winter food appeal, we appreciate all the donations we received for the winter feeding which went well and helped many desperate and lonely cats that would otherwise have had difficulty finding food during those cold wet months. We now turn our attentions to neutering and helping some of the sick ones that did not get through the winter so well. Firstly we have our lovely little girl Gucci from Loustri who we helped last summer with a growth under her arm, she has to have an operation now to remove it and will be going to the vets tomorrow.

Gucci
Gucci


Our two cats Minnie and Ollie found homes in the UK and are now happily settled in. They are two very lucky little guys. I wish every cat in Corfu could find a home but we know that is not the way of life here.


Olli and Minnie at home
Ollie and Minnie arrive in the UK


We have many abandoned kittens here in Kalami and in Kassiopi, we are helping them until they get bigger then they will have to join the other cats out in the villages, so sponsors are needed for neutering and we will make sure they are in safe places and have food.

Kittens
Three of the abondoned kittens

We are at present neutering cats from Kassiopi, and if anyone can sponsor a cat that will help us and the more sponsors and donations we receive the more we can neuter.

Facebook
Many of you are now in touch with us regularly on Facebook and it is lovely to hear from you and have your support.

We are trying to update regularly on Facebook so do check us out to see what is happening. It is not so easy to keep in touch via the website but some people do not use Facebook so we will continue to update on here as often as we possibly can.

If you have not found our Facebook page yet it is-
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Agni-Animal-Welfare-Fund/123972760998039

Help Needed
If anyone on the island can help us in any way it would be appreciated, the more help we have, the more we can do. It is people we need to assist us with the cats, so do get in touch if you could help in any way. If anyone would like to come out and help and spend a week out here with us, we can offer accommodation too.

We still require people to help us with cats and kittens in Corfu so please do contact us if you can take in a cat or a kitten, even on a temporary basis, many of them go to the UK for re-homing and need care for a few weeks whilst we arrange transport. If anyone can help us with this we would like to hear from you. Taking the animals to the UK is much quicker and easier now that the quarantine laws have been changed.

Anyone living in Corfu, if you 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.co.uk if you can help.

Website Address
Our website address can now be accessed using either..... - .CO.UK or .COM

www.agni-animal-welfare-fund.co.uk ------ OR .com
and the same applies to the email address. info@agni-animal-welfare.co.uk ---- OR .com





News Update – March 2014

Doukades Neutering Project
We have returned to Corfu early this year in order to complete the neutering project in the Doukades and CDR stables area and to do some early neutering before the cats start the Spring breeding!!! The project was successfully completed in Doukades where another 23 cats were neutered in one day. It was a big job but thanks to Jackie, Daggie, and Judy plus the CDR volunteers things went very well. We would like to thank "Tierschutzbund Zürich" of Switzerland for the donation made to CDR in order to help with the cat problems occuring in that area.

Since coming back out to Corfu the weather has been really kind to us and its been lovely. A few rainy days of course, but then it is still winter, but the wonderful sunny days make up for the rain and its not been too cold.

In addition to the Doukades neutering we have managed to get more cats neutered in the Kalami area, with donations and help from the visitors to Kalami, but there are still more to do and we are receiving many requests from the Kassiopi area. Can anyone help with donations for Kassiopi where we plan to return very soon but need donations to pay for the sterilising.


The Doukades Project

Despite many of the cats looking quite well and happy in our feeding areas we did find a couple of very sick cats recently who have had extensive treatment and have now recovered very well. This littlle girl, now called Minnie, was found before the new year in a terrible condition in Kassiopi, she was thought to be a kitten. When she was examined by the vet he found her to be an adult cat. She has now made a remarkable recovery after veterinary treatment, medication, good food and that essential TLC from one of our volunteers. When she was found she was never expected to recover, Minnie is now looking for a home in the UK and if anyone can help us find her a home, then please do contact us by email at info@agni-animal-welfare-fund.co.uk  

Minnie as found (pictured left) in a very dirty, depressed and undernourished condition and pictured on the right as she is now, fit and well and looking for a UK home - can you help ?


This little boy was found down on the beach just after our arrival back in Corfu. He, like Minnie, we thought was a kitten, he too was very small and undernourished and had very bad cat flu. After a visit to the vet and medication he began to recover, it took him two weeks to even show signs of recovery and we were very worried especially when he would not eat. We have named him Ollie and he is on his way to the UK with Minnie this week so he too would like a home in the UK. It is very difficult to return these young cats to where they are found after so many weeks in care. We do try to put them back but there are a few cases where its not possible and we feel a proper home is needed for both of these cats. They are both vet checked, neutered, and vaccinated and both quite well so can live happily with other cats. Please contact us if you can offer a home to either Minnie or Ollie - our email address is info@agni-animal-welfare-fund.co.uk

Ollie was very depressed, would not eat and very small when we found him. The right hand picture as he is today, very bright eyed and playful and eating well. He is looking for a home in the UK now - can you offer Ollie a home ? - (unfortunately the photo does not show him as bad as he really was)

Facebook
Please visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Agni-Animal-Welfare-Fund/123972760998039 where we have regular updates with photos and information about what we are doing and what is happening with the Corfu cats. We are now more able to keep the page up to date and can also be contacted there.

Temporary Homes Needed
We still require people to help us with cats and kittens in Corfu so please do contact us if you can take in a cat or kitten, even on a temporary basis as often we can get some of them to the UK for re-homing. If anyone can help us with this we would like to hear from you. Taking the animals to the UK is much quicker and easier now that the quarantine laws have been changed but we often need someone to care for them for a few weeks whilst we arrange their transport.

Anyone living in Corfu, if you 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 wintertimewe will sterilise any cat that is taken on and pay for any medication. Please email info@agni-animal-welfare-fund.co.uk if you can help.

A slight change of website and email address:
Please note our website address and email address has changed slightly we are now:- www.agni-animal-welfare-fund.CO.UK ..... not .COM
Our email has also changed in the same way - info@agni-animal-welfare-fund.CO.UK...... not .COM

The AAWF is now affiliated to WSPA The World Society for the Protection of Animals.