AZI continues with its ongoing spay/neuter program for feral cats in Amorgos. Last week 105 cats sterilized (59 females and 46 males) the Aegiali area. We'd like to thank Dr. Angeliki Degleri, her sister Dr. Gina Degleri, Dr. Antonio Sessa and all the other volunteers who help AZI with the project.
We are getting excited about our upcoming fundraiser on November 4th! Auction items are coming in; spectacular art and photography including works by Eric Amouyal, Mark Kostabi, Jan Meissner, Kathy Shorr, Charles Traub and William Wegman. Also many vacation packages from hotels in Amorgos such as the Aegiali Hotel and Spa (photo below) and the Hotel Minoa.
Buy tickets at www.azi2015.eventbrite.com.
See you there!
Little Nano was found on 16 of September. Litsa, our coordinator, heard a kitten crying while walking her dog. But because the kitten was located inside a garden, she left it and returned to next day to check on it. The kitten was still crying so she found the owner of the property and received permission to search the area. Little Nano was found under a plant crying nonstop, no mother around. She appeared to be only a couple weeks old. Back at the AZI center, little Nano received care and nourishment from a baby bottle at first and is she is starting to eat by herself. She is a happy and sweet kitten and she will be available for adoption in 1 month.
Petitioning the Greek Minister of Tourism and Environment and the Greek Prime Minister, to Elena Kountoura and All Mayors Cycladic Islands:
The civilization of a country is measured by how it treats its animals. Laws prohibiting the physical and psychological suffering of dogs and controls carried out by the authorities, even in private homes, are needed.
Fluffy is another blind kitten who arrived in August from Aegiali. Sadly, she lost both eyes from a bad infection. A man found her in the trash can and called AZI. At our center she is receiving care in the form of antibiotics and eye drops. She eats very well and has started to play. We think the chances are good for her to become a healthy, strong cat.
We are pleased to welcome two retired donkeys to our shelter. Both come from Chora and are too old for work. Anna arrived Aug 5th and came from a poor farming family. She carried many loads up the mountains in her lifetime and deserves a happy life in retirement. Maria arrived on August 27th and is still adjusting to her new life at our stable. She worked hard has a young donkey but more recently was not working so she has a bit more energy for her age. We hope she will make friends with the others at the stable and enjoy her retirement.
Last week two 3-week old kittens arrived from the nearby island of Koufonisi. We gave them the names Mick and Esthel--both are girls. They were discovered by one of our most active volunteers, who was spending a few days in Koufonisi. The two kittens were crying nonstop but their mother was no where in sight. After waiting to see if their mother would return (there was no sign of her), the kittens were put on a boat to Amorgos where Litsa, our tireless coordinator, fed them milk by hand.
We suspect that something must have happened to the mother, and so the kittens were left all alone. We are looking for good homes for these two new additions and hope to find some when they are old enough to travel. To help care for these kittens and all the others like them, please consider making a donation to Animal Zone International. Thank you!
In collaboration with Animal Zone International & Filozoiki Merimna of Amorgos, the Equine Care Team of ANIMAL ACTION–GAWF will be making its annual visit to Amorgos in order to offer free veterinary, hoof and dental services to working animals—donkeys, horses, mules.
This will take place on Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27th. Anyone with donkeys, mules, horses that are in need of care can contact Animal Zone International at: 22850-71716 or 6974990045.
Our two-day vaccination program took place on June 8 and 9th on Amorgos. This is a crucial part of our mission to keep the feral cat population healthy and clear of disease. To AZI Friends and Supporters: please consider making a donation to help us fund this program. To Litsa, our coordinator, and the amazing volunteer vets—a big warm-hearted thank you!