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Weʼre raising £1,000 to neuter cats in Lesbos

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Eighteen months ago I visited Lesbos for the first time. It’s a beautiful place. It is also overrun with cats. I quickly realised that the problem they have is not so much a lack of food, but the fact they are not neutered.
As a result of all the fights for mating rights, a lot of the cats had horrible wounds and abcesses – which go untreated, leading to much suffering.
In trying to help some of the worst cases, I found two women running sanctuaries for cats and dogs, and they agreed to help me.
Now, we plan to carry out two neutering programmes for the Lesbos cats, the first at the end of this month and the second next spring. You can check out the charity concerned here: http://www.eresosforanimals.com/ and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EresosForAnimals/?fref=ts.
Their vets have agreed to do the operations cheaply - 25 euros for a male and 35 euros for a female, and every fifth cat free! Please support us with whatever you can afford. Thank you!

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  • Julia Kaminski

    Julia Kaminski

    7 days ago

    Julia Kaminski

    Thank you for the latest donations - with your generosity we are getting there! An update today from EreSOS for Animals: "Last Tuesday we took 14 cats for neutering (11 females, 3 males). Next week Tuesday/Wednesday we will catch and bring another around 20 cats." The neutering will reduce the pressure on the cat population, both for food and over mating, and taking them to the vets is a great chance to give them a health check too and any treatment they need. Ultimately, it will be a smaller, healthier (and happier) cat population

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  • Julia Kaminski

    Julia Kaminski

    9 days ago

    Julia Kaminski

    Sorry for the upsetting photo. This poor cat like many others we saw had a horrible burst abcess, probably caused by fighting over females. We did get some antibiotics into the food we gave him, but without having it every day, or having the wound cleaned, it's impossible to know if he would have recovered or not. With our neutering programme any cats we trap will get the vet treatment they need as well as the snip.

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  • Julia Kaminski

    Julia Kaminski

    20 days ago

    Julia Kaminski

    Another story from Lesbos... we found a cat with a badly broken leg, who could barely move around. She was starving. A shopkeeper told us she had been like that for at least 1 year! And no-one had helped her. We managed to take her to the vets, where he said he would have to remove the leg. But we couldn't put her back on the street after. This is when EreSOS 4 Animals stepped in; they said they would take her post-op and look after her. This was how our idea began to jointly help the cats. Pic is her at their place recovering after the op

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  • Victoria Reed-Bland

    Victoria Reed-Bland

    Nov 30, 2016

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 26, 2016

  • Julia Kaminski

    Julia Kaminski

    Nov 24, 2016

    Donated on behalf of my friend M who wanted to be anonymous

    £50.00

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