Bobbie and Arangon

Earlier this year, our 2 handsome, big boys Bobbie and Arangon embarked on a long journey and began the next chapter in their lives. 

They were found abandoned when they were only 2 months old and sadly they spent the next 2 and a half years on Amorgos waiting for their forever home.

Just as we were despairing their future, we received notice from Mirtos Animal Project, the Dutch organization with which we cooperate, regarding interest in these dogs. And we were thrilled when the interest eventually led to adoption. 

We've heard nothing but good news about their new lives, and we wish a wonderful, happy life to the adopters and our lovely boys Arangon and Bobbie!

Additionally we are very grateful for the work of Mirtos Animal Project https://www.mirtos.nu/. A big thanks goes to them, as they find amazing homes for our sweet animals. 

Zizi

In May of 2017, little Zizi was abandoned, together with her brothers, outside of the primary school of Potamos in Aegiali.

After a difficult struggle her small brothers were not able to survive but little Zizi showed a gift for life that helped her to grow strong in her time at our Center. Now, Zizi has been adopted by a local family in Langada, Aeliali where she shares the love and care of a family with two young boys who clearly adore her.

We are thankful for another happy ending for another young member of the animal kingdom.

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Lily

Until recently, it was not common practice for families of Amorgos to adopt animals from local welfare associations, but, in the last few months we have been thrilled to find that four of our animals from the Center have found loving homes.

Today, a small kitten only four months old has been adopted by a local couple who had lost their own cat, Melenia. Mr. Kostas Sigalas came to us hoping to adopt a kitten as a gift for his wife, Despoina, who was grieving over the loss of her beloved cat. Mr. Siglas chose little Lily, who, amazingly, looks much like their own Melenia.

Today, with tears in her eyes, Mrs. Despoina welcomed little Lily into her home and, because she spends many hours alone, Lily will be great company for this kind lady. A loving relationship has begun and we wish many many long years of happiness together for the Despoinas and their new family member.

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Zak

Zak is a two-and-a-half-month old kitten who was found a month ago, along with his three brothers and sisters, in the middle of the central road in Chora-Arkesini, near the monastery of Saint George Valsamitis.

When Zak arrived he was malnourished and dehydrated but, after one month in our care and with proper treatment, Zak is now a healthy strong kitten who loves to be caressed. He is waiting patiently for his new and loving family. Please consider welcoming this friendly fellow into your home.

 Microchip #: 941000016719371

Microchip #: 941000016719371

Tasoula

Sweet Tasoula is a three-month old kitten who was found a month ago in the garden of a pension in Katapola where she, her mother, and her brothers and sisters were being fed by the very kind cleaning lady of the pension.

When she saw that Tasoula had an eye infection she contacted our center and we agreed to administer the drops that we hoped would clear up Tasoula’s infection. Unfortunately Tasoula was afraid of the treatment so we agreed to take her in and help with the medications.

Even though she has lost the sight in one of her eyes, she is still a happy, healthy, playful kitten, a bit shy but always happy for affection. We hope we are able to find a loving home with a caring family for Tasoula. Please contact us if you're interested!

 Microchip number: 941000016719392

Microchip number: 941000016719392

Sissy

Her name is Sissy and what a sweetheart. Just one year old, Sissy is a petite princess, weighing only 5 kilos (11 pounds). We think she is a terrier mix.

She came to us from the nearby island of Iraklia, where she was abandoned as a puppy. A loving family saved her from the streets and took care of her until they had to leave the island. Unfortunately they were not able to keep her.

She is very quiet and calm and although she was found in the streets, she has learned to be in a home. She gets along well with cats and other dogs and she adores children, having spent some of her puppyhood with a child. She will be spayed, vaccinated and dewormed with an accepted adoption contract.

We are sure that our little princess will become the best companion you could ever ask for! She is 5 kilos of pure joy! Please contact us for more information about the adoption process.

See a short video of Sissy here: https://youtu.be/5h4Yy6iOtLg

 Sissy's microchip number is 941000016719465.

Sissy's microchip number is 941000016719465.

Fluffy

Fluffy, our beautiful and truly special blind cat, after staying at our Center for two years and despite being positive in FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency virus), has finally found her own home in Holland!

Mirtos Animal Project, an organization in Holland with which we cooperate, has found a new home where Fluffy will live with 2 dogs. We're so happy for her!

Meropi

Meropi arrived in our shelter in 2013 after many years of working in the fields. Her first family had taken great care of her but when they were no longer able to keep her she went to a man who used her to carry heavy materials for building construction. Unfortunately Meropi spent many years working harder than her small frame was able to handle, and, when her knees grew weak, she was sold to a man who used her to carry lighter loads such as food for his sheep and cows and goats.  For several years this was her life, but, after an injury to her leg and the possibility of tetanus setting in, she was brought to us at the Center. 

Meropi is a very beautiful white mule with a strong personality. The monthly care for her food is 80,00 dollars, or 960,00 dollars per year. The monthly care for her food and vaccinations is 100,00 dollars per month, or 1.200,00 dollars per year.

By virtually adopting an animal with a monthly donation, you will provide food, shelter, medications, toys, blankets and care. 

We'll e-mail you regularly their pictures and their story, accompanied by our great appreciation for you irreplaceable support .  

Become an AZI Guardian today!  Offer your ongoing support. 

Or contact us to learn more about virtual adoptions.

Below is a short video with Meropi and some of the animals at the shelter.

Soultana

Soultana is a healthy three year old cat whose owner left her with us before he entered the hospital.  Unfortunately, he never returned. Because his family was unable to care for Soultana she has remained with us at the Center. She has a most calm character, she is spayed and fully vaccinated and we hope that this sweet cat will soon find a home as loving as the one she grew up in.

By virtually adopting an animal with a monthly donation, you will provide food, shelter, medications, toys, blankets and care. 

We'll e-mail you regularly their pictures and their story, accompanied by our great appreciation for you irreplaceable support .  

Become an AZI Guardian today!  Offer your ongoing support. 

Or contact us to learn more about virtual adoptions.

Sfigos

At about the age of five years, Sfigos was found on the streets of Ormos of Aegiali. He had great difficulties in surviving since an old injury to his front leg had left him unable to walk easily. After many days of physiotherapy and much care Sfigos is able to walk with only a slight limp, but, because we still feel that it might be dangerous for him to be back on the streets, we have kept him with us. Neutered and fully vaccinated, Sfigos is a very smart and healthy cat and he has become the mascot of our center. 

By virtually adopting an animal with a monthly donation, you will provide food, shelter, medications, toys, blankets and care. 

We'll e-mail you regularly their pictures and their story, accompanied by our great appreciation for you irreplaceable support .  

Become an AZI Guardian today!  Offer your ongoing support. 

Or contact us to learn more about virtual adoptions.

Melpo

Melpo was found in the middle of the road in June of 2014 when she was only one and a half months old. She has grown up at our Center, but, because we could not find an adoptive home for her we released her into a safe area.

Unfortunately, five months ago, Melpo was hit by a car and her front leg had to be amputated. Since then she has stayed with us at the center and we have grown so fond of this small sweet cat whom we believe has a very noble character. She is quiet and undemanding and waits patiently for us to give her attention.  

She is now two and a half years old, spayed, fully vaccinated and negative for the feline viruses FEL and FIV. 

Below are photographs of Melpo as she first came to us, after her accident, and now, as a grown up girl. We have also included a short video of Melpo. Should you be interested in virtually adopting her, please contact us at azi.amorgos@gmail.com

Microchip number 941000016719335

Bob

Bob is one of the five small puppies who were abandoned last year outside of a field in Amorgos. After many months with us, a local family of shepherds asked to adopt Bob and begin the work of training him to watch over their herds of goats and sheep. Although we told them that Bob loved to chase anything that moved they assured us that they would be able to turn him into a good watchdog.

Unfortunately, Bob was very happy to chase the herd but not to control it, and, so, after two months, Bob came back to us at the Center. He is now a very sweet and smart boy who loves to be with people. He is calm, gentle with children and comfortable with other dogs as well as with cats. As long as there are no goats or sheep to chase, he is the most easygoing of fellows.

Bob is now living with his sister Akira and his brother Arangon in an enclosure in Amorgos. Unfortunately, due to the lack of foster homes and volunteers on the island, these young dogs spend only a short time with people who come each day to care for them and they urgently need homes and human attention.

Bob’s mother was a pure breed Belgian Shepherd Groenendael and his father was a Greek Shepherd mixed breed. He is one year old, weighs 30 kg, is neutered and fully vaccinated, and his microchip number is 941000016719317.

Our great hope is that Bob will find a new and loving family on which to lavish his immense capacity for joyful affection.

Aris

Aris was found barely conscious on Friday, October 14th and, with only a few hours of life remaining, he was brought to our center where we began intensive treatment. After three days of water and nourishment and medication this kitten regained strength and he now stands on his own small feet, begins to eat by himself and asks for our caresses. Aris has a sweet nature and we hope this tiny one will find a kind and loving family to care for him. 

 

Photo 1: He was found almost unconscious and unable to stand.

Photo 2: He was transferred immediately to our Center .

Photo 3: Three days later, he is able to stand in his own.

Photo 4: He asks for attention and caresses.

Silvana

Do you remember Silvana the paralyzed kitten? Well, we are happy to say that this young kitten is no longer paralyzed.

Silvana arrived in our Center on August 21, 2016. She was unable to stand but after a series of x-rays and an examination and procedure by our veterinarian, within a week she was able to stand and after a month she was able not only to walk but to run and play.

Naglaa Saurer, from Switzerland, met Silvana in our Center and fell in love with her. After a few days of travel from Amorgos to Switzerland, Silvana now has a home and a new playmate, Violeta, a kitten close to her own age. Violeta is slowly learning to accept Silvana, and their mother wrote to us that Silvana is adapting quickly to her new home and her Swiss citizenship.

Here is a short video of Silvana as she arrived in our Center.

And another video of Silvana after two weeks in our Center.

 

Here is Silvana on her first day in Switzerland.

Photo 1: When Silvana came in our Center.

Photo 2: In our Center one month later.

Photo 3: Ready for the trip to her new home.

Photo 4 and 5: At her new home in Swiss.

Plume

PLUME

Plume was born in the same building in which our Center is located and for ten years he had a loving family and a best friend in his very own mother. Unfortunately, due to the crises in Greece, his owner, Francoise, could no longer find work and was forced to move back to her home in Switzerland.

For Plume this was the beginning of a series of tragedies that would change his world forever. His own mother died suddenly and his owner was unable to keep him. Plume was left alone and we, at the center, agreed to take care of him. But the peaceful and quite life that Plume had known did not prepare him for a center filled with so many of the cats that are in our care.

Plume decided that he was happier spending more time outside in the neighborhood but soon he developed an infection. Our veterinarian treated him for respiratory disease and gave him antibiotics but when nothing seemed to help so we decided to send him to Athens for a second opinion. The discovery of a nasal fistula began a series of three surgeries and five difficult treatments over a long period of time, all of which left Plume in need of a calm sanctuary. 

Our dear friend in Holland, Juliette, became interested in Plume’s story and began to search for a home for him, but, because Plume had also been diagnosed with Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), he would not be able to live among cats who were free of the virus. Juliette and her friends found a shelter for cats in Belgium which seemed ideal for him, Buddy Kat: http://www.buddykat.be/

Nathalie, the wonderful woman from Buddy Kat, fell in love with Plume and agreed to take him into Villa Vagebond, http://villa.vagebond.com/, their section for cats suffering with FIV. First though, he would have to be examined by a veterinarian and treated again for the fistula and so Juliette escorted him from Amorgos to Holland where he stayed with her for two days before being fostered by Nathalie.

There, he received intensive care for the chronic problem he had, creating fluid accumulation in his face. After months of treatment a miracle happened and it simply disappeared!

In the meantime Nathalie felt in love with our special guy and she decided to adopt him. So Plume is now a permanent resident of Villa Vagebond in Belgium, where he lives in peace and comfort and is very happy.

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Little Artemis

Little Artemis is only three weeks old but she is a fierce warrior. After being left alone for six days in a rusty barrel, exposed to the heat of the day and the cold of the night, when I found her, I felt that she was alive by some great and mysterious miracle. I took Artemis back to our center and gave her an antibiotic serum, cleaned her eyes and nose and placed her on a heating pad, feeding her with a syringe drop by drop, every hour, until, through her great will to live, she opened her eyes and began to suck milk from the baby bottle with gusto, purring and pawing the arms of those who held her. Little Artemis is blessed with strength and we believe that she will live a long and happy life with whoever will come to share their own life with her.

Valeria

Microchip#: 941000016719390
 
Valeria came to the Center on September 29, 2015, when she was 3 months old, nothing more than skin and bones and with bad case of diarrhea. She arrived at our shelter with her brother but sadly, her brother was in a much worse condition, and he died the next day.

Valeria comes from a field in Katapola where she lived with a small colony of cats.
 
Valeria is now almost 11 months old, spayed, fully vaccinated and ready to find her own warm house. She is very easy-going cat, calm and relaxed. We are sure that she will be the perfect feline company for someone.

Posted 6/29/16

Nano

One day in September, 2015, Litsa, AZI's coordinator in Amorgos, heard a kitten crying while walking her dog. But because the kitten was located inside a private garden, she left it alone. However, when she returned the next day, the kitten was still crying, so she found the owner of the property and received permission to search the area. 

Nano was found under a plant crying nonstop, with no mother around. She appeared to be only a couple weeks old. Litsa rescued her and brought her to AZI's center, where little Nano received care and nourishment. She was bottle fed at first and eventually learned to eat by herself. 
 
Some months later, in December 2015, Nano found her own home in Athens. A few days before Christmas, little Nano traveled to Athens where she met her new family. The family has three daughters who fell in love with Nano, who became the first cat in their family. Nano is loved by every member of the family, and we often receive happy updates and photos with her achievements.

Luna

Luna is a mixed beagle and hound who was found in Chora in August of 2014. 

Luna had been left tied in the sun without water or food by a young girl who did not understand the responsibilities of caring for a puppy.  She was malnourished and frightened and she cried through the night until we rescued her and took her to our Center. 

Luna stayed in our Center for only a few months because she was lucky enough to be very quickly adopted. In October of 2014 she traveled from Amorgos to the airport in Athens and then on to Holland. When she arrived at the airport she was curious and went immediately to her new family but it had been a very long journey and she was tired and slept on that last leg of the journey to her new home.

Luna is adored by her family and she is enjoying the green grass, the cows, rides in the car and long naps on her new blanket. She loves to play and run and, even though she is sometimes shy, the cats and the children love her. We are so very happy for Luna and we wish her the best in her new long life.

In November of 2014 we had this update from her family—“Everything is going very well. At this moment Luna is having her “chill time with a bone” while I am in my room. She is getting used to all the new things in her life and we can see that she is a very happy young pup. At times she is still a bit nervous but when she sees that we are relaxed and there for her she relaxes as well. Luna learns quickly and she is still growing. We all love her very much and we can no long imagine life without Luna.”

These photographs show how much Luna has blossomed in the heart of her new family. We are so grateful that she has found a loving home.

Angeliki

Get to know Angeliki

 

Number of microchip:  941000016719370

Angeliki came to the Center on May 2015. She is named after the girl from Tholaria who brought her to us. Tholaria is a bad spot for stray cats: we have not yet fully eradicated the local habit of using poison to get rid of them. The issue with Angeliki was, however, different: she had been attacked by a dog and one of her hind paws was seriously damaged. To move about she would drag it and bring more pain on herself. Our attempts to make her walk with a splint were a failure. The wound would not heal and it became necessary to amputate. We now need a compassionate animal lover who has access to a garden, Angeliki, who is fond of other cats and is only a little cautious around dogs (understandably so!) likes to spend some time oudoors. At home she is so quiet that you would hardly know she is there. She does not beg for affection, but on occasion she is very determinate in claiming her portion of caresses.