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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.

 

December 2016
May we take this opportunity to wish all our friends and supporters a Happy New Year and to thank you for the support you have all given us during 2016. Thank you all for the very kind donations to sterilise the cats and to feed them during the winter. Thanks to everyone who have bought our calendars, they were the first ones we have made and were a huge success. Many thanks to you all and we hope that you will continue to support us throughout 2017.

November 2016
We were late returning to Corfu this year but the work has continued throughout the summer months and a great deal has been achieved by many volunteers. It has been a difficult year with many abandoned cats and dogs all over the island but we have to thank the many volunteers for the help they give these animals. It is not always possible for us to reach every one that is reported to us but many volunteers do their best to reach out to as many as they can and provide as much help as possible. Thank you to all the wonderful people that go out to help the stray dogs and cats on the island.

Winter came early to Corfu this year too so its always difficult trying to help in the bad weather and not good for the animals living outside either. The cats get very hungry and we have to provide extra food when its cold as it does not last so long. So lets hope the cold weather does not last too long this year in Corfu. If anyone can help us with supplying the food, donations would be very welcome via our donate button at the top of the page.

Many kittens have been found in Kassiopi this year and helped to safety, new homes found and some have travelled to the UK thanks to the caring people that are living and working there. Opi and Kassi were found in very poor condition as the picture shows but after a few weeks of care and medication they have developed into two beautiful healthy cats and now have a home.


Oppi and Kassi when found


A few weeks later

Two little kittens found if very poor condition. They were treated for fleas worms and some mediction for the eyes and the two lucky guys have since found a permanent home. Many thanks to Roseanne for the excellent care she gave these two little ones.


Molly

Molly sadly lost her Mum on the road and was left all alone when the Hotel she was in closed for the winter. She was taken by tourits to Kassiopi and left in one of the feeding areas whilst they contacted us to ask us to help her. They were returning home and had no time to do anything but put her where she would be found. Money was raised for her to go and join the people who found her and she has since arrived safely in the UK in her new home.

Kalami has had an excellent year with no kittens born in the village and non were dumped this year!!!!
The regular cats are still there and enjoyed the summer season of being spoilt by all the visitors and fed on lovely exotic foods of salmon, tuna, fresh fish and meat that all you lovely people spoilt them with. Its back to biscuits and cat meat for a while but they are getting food and happy but just a little lonely waiting for you all to come back to them.

We published a calendar this year of the Kalami cats and many people have bought them to support us and help us feed the little guys this winter. Thank you all so much I hope you all enjoy your calendar during next year.

We did however, have two puppies dumped amongst the cat colony in Kalami this after the resort had closed. The cats were not impressed at all !!! and were very glad to see them removed from their home. Many thanks to Louise who took care of them until we could get them to a fosterer and for helping to find one and a home for them. This awful business of dumping puppies all around the island continues in Corfu. These two were lucky they both have a home and will be on their way to the UK in a couple of weeks time. We and the other charities do try to promote neutering as much as possible, it is the only answer to stop this awful practice but more needs to be done by the private owners to prevent these unwated litters.


Duke


Daisy
Duke and Daisy who were dumped in Kalami, now have a home in the UK

St. Georges South has also had a really good season with many locals, businesses and visitors making a real big effort to promote their resort and make it a better place to visit. They have raised funds for the animals and have made an excellent start on neutering the strays. They have helped to make the resort more friendly towards the disabled acquiring wheelchairs and equipment, reporting on weather, delayed flights and in general news of interest to the visitors. Their new facebook group has worked really well and has some excellent people contributing to make their resort a nice place to visit. These people are now trying to help set up neutering and feeding for the cats in Benitses where there have been requests for help with the cat population. Work is in process helping them to achieve this both by local people and the visitors. AAWF will do whatever we can to support these people and help them get some neutering started.

Neutering Session in St. Georges South with funds raised during the summer

 

 

 

Feeding in Benitses where funds are being raised to get these cats neutered.
Please help if you can as there are many cats here.

Facebook
We have many friends on our Facebook page now and we update regularly so please keep in touch with us and we welcome your photos and 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.

 


April 2016
Corfu enjoyed a rather mild January and February this winter which helped us to return in February to do as much neutering as we could before the Spring breeding began. We managed to neuter many cats especially in the San Stephanos area. We have to thank Greek Cat Welfare UK for their generous support in helping us to finance neutering and feeding in this area. We now have some feeding stations in the area where the cats have been fed during the winter months. Hopefully the visitors will see a big difference with less sick kittens around and some healthy cats. We hope this will add to the enjoyment of your stay and that you will continue to support the work in San Stephanos so that we can continue with more neutering and winter feeding later in the year.

Feeding in San Stephanos during the winter months - most of these cats were also neutered.

Work continued in Kassiopi during the winter months where many of the sick cats and kittens that we featured in last years news updates were treated for various problems, amongst them was little Biscuit, who travelled to the University in Thessoloniki for two big operations to close her cleft pallet. This little girl was suffering terribly with the large hole in the roof of her mouth where food would get trapped causing infection, sneezing and much discomfort. Unfortunatley the first operation was not quite successful and she had to return to Thessaloniki for a second operation which although was not 100 percent successful it has much improved her condition helping her to eat better with much less sneezing. It is with your donations that these cats could be treated and that Biscuit was able to have her operations. The alternative does not bear thinking about. Please continue to help us treat these sick cats and make these resorts more pleasant places to visit. Here are some of the cats that were treated this winter and have made good recoveries.

Angel had an infecttion on her neck possibly from a bite or sting This little man had his tooth removed Barbara had to have an eye removed
and this is Biscuit with the hole in her pallette, recovering in hospital after her operation and the picture on the right at home. She is such a pretty little girl and has gone through so much. In addition to her Cleft Pallette she has also lost the sight in her right eye.
She is a very brave little girl and we have to thank Vicky for her dedication in helping this cat and many others.


The work continues in St. Georges South and around 5 cats have been neutered during the past couple of months. We have collecting boxes in several bars and restaurants with information as to how you can help and where to leave donations, medicines, and food. We have plans for further neutering and possibly a large neutering project for next winter.

The beautiful Snowflake pictured below is a St Georges cat, she had to have her ears cut back to stop cancer. Always a problem with white cats. She was neutered at the same time and has now returned to her home. We found her owner who takes good care of her and loves her very much. Big Ginge has recently been neutered too. He is a lovely friendly boy to us humans but doesnt feel quite so loving towards his fellow felines, so we have neutered him, hoping that he will calm down and be more friendly towards other cats !!!

Snowflake after her operation Big Ginge, ready for his op - not looking too pleased about it !!!

We hope to continue neutering later in the year as long as we have the support of the Corfu visitors. We need to build up some funds for neutering in the later months. In the meantime enjoy your holidays in Corfu and I hope you find some good healthy cats to spend time with this year. Please continue to support and help us in whatever ways you can.


Facebook
We have many friends on our Facebook page now and we update regularly so please keep in touch with us and we welcome your photos and 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.


 

January 2016
We now have some volunteers to help out in St. Georges South and work has begun. The first two cats have been neutered and the cats are getting food during the winter months with the help of some very caring volunteers. We have received some donations for the cats in the South to help us begin the work, so if you wish to donate to those cats please do so and add a note to say the donation is for St. Geoges South.

The first two St. Georges Cats to be neutered with visitor donations and thanks to
Dawn for getting things started

We have plans for more neutering during February in San Stephanos (East). We have been unable to extend our neutering to this village in the past but with the help of Greek Cat Welfare work is going ahead in the new year.

Its winter feeding time now and we hope that you will continue to support us and help us feed the cats through the winter months and we have some cats to sponsor to pay for their neutering. Please donate to help us continue our work.


Facebook
We have many friends on our Facebook page now and we update regularly so please keep in touch with us and we welcome your photos and 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.