Dimos Neutering Session

26th September DOGS ONLY
21st October CATS & DOGS
THIS EVENT IS ONLY OPEN TO APOKORONAS STRAYS

To book a stray dog please contact the Dimos (office hours):

2825 3 40519
2825 3 40522
If you wish to attend with cats please contact via cpr@catspyjamas.org, Facebook Messenger or Tel 6949476418 supplying the following information:
· How many cats & sex if known
· Approx. age
· Pregnant
· Nursing kittens
· Any diseases or wounds
· Contact details: Tel number including mobile/land line/postal address
Difficult cats: please trap the day before & keep in a quiet, cool, dry place.
Equipment loans to be collected from Fres by arrangement
· Equipment must be cleaned & returned within 1 week to Fres
· Please borrow cat carriers if possible from other cat lovers always place your name on each carrier
· Cat traps are manual & automatic please indicate which is required
If you are disabled or have never used a trap before or need assistance, we will try to send a volunteer to help
Misc. Information
· Please read attached information leaflets
· Please use small amounts of food in traps! vomiting a tin of pilchards is not ideal for breathing during sedation it can be inhaled into the lungs
· Please ensure each carrier has a newspaper base in with the cat as they can get acid burns from sitting in urine puddles
· One admission form taped to each cat carrier for each cat
· Kittens under 6 weeks to accompany mother
· 1 cat per carrier unless siblings under 4 months then 2 is acceptable.
Any of the following provisions or donations will be very welcome on the day: newspapers, vinyl/latex gloves med/large, washing up liquid, bin bags, kitchen roll, masking tape, printer paper, cable ties, incontinence pads, hot water bottles, old blankets/towels/sheets, unwanted cat carriers, collars/leads, medicines & food to feed our feral colonies.
Please note that the date & times of this event may change without notice unless you have made an appointment

Rethymnon Municipal Veterinary Clinic to open in the Spring

Animal Welfare for strays on Crete took a giant step forward with the announcement of certification of the Municipal Veterinary Clinic signed on the 28th January 2014 by the Mayor of Rethymnon Mr George C. Marinakis. The clinic premises are situated in Zouridi & were donated, restored & refurbished for veterinary use by the Municipality of Rethymnon.

Arche Noah Kreta president Mr Thomas Busch has been invited to staff the clinic; initially Ms Ines Leeuw DVM will be the resident veterinarian with dedicated veterinary nurses. It will be available to those who work in local Animal Welfare Organisations or volunteers & individuals who care for animals, the prime purpose of the clinic is for neutering strays.

Opening of the clinic is now delayed due to final certification needing to be issued by the Hellenic Veterinary Association (H.V.A.). Let us hope this impasse is resolved quickly so the vital work of treating & reducing the population of stray animals on Crete can begin.

Arche Noah Kreta, Mrs Nellie Zisimopoulou from the Animal Welfare Society of Rethymnon,  Mrs Anastasia Bompolaki, President PanHellenic Animal Welfare and Environmental Federation have all been tireless in their pursuit of establishing free veterinary clinics for stray animals on Crete.

Municipal Veterinary Clinic in Chania

Municipality of Chania announces the foundation and establishment of a Municipal Veterinary Clinic for the neutering program, deworming, vaccination, microchipping and feeding stray animals with the participation of seven Chania veterinarians. Under the terms of the building lease it will not be possible to keep animals overnight. Also there are plans to provide information on the service to the public & schools.

The clinic will be on the ground floor of the Municipal Community Water Offices

Veterinarians participating include: Eleni Maroulaki, Irini Kapsonaki, Stavros Xirouchakis, Georg Vizyrakis, Tania Aeriniotakis, Maria Kampoyraki & Leyteris Xatzidakis

Sources: Chania Pets & Chania News

Athens sterilisation program

The Animal Action and innovative, British natural cosmetics company Lush subsidizes neutering stray cats in Athens.
The sterilization program will be held throughout the month of October and will be a targeted effort to reduce the large stray cat population in Athens. Sterilization is the only humane and scientifically proven method of stray management. One has only to think of an entire or undesexed, stray cat can arise over 5,000 kittens in 5 years! The neutering of stray animals in Greece either by mobile veterinary team either via partner veterinary clinics is a key action for Animal Action. Only then will we achieve the desired result of reducing the large number of strays living in the streets of Greece.

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