Archive for May, 2008

Young hunting dog on the loose in Filizi

Monday, May 26th, 2008

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Abandonned Rottweiler Lady

Monday, May 26th, 2008

rottilady1.jpg An old female Rottweiler was hanging out for 3 days near Hotel Yria, Parasporos. After being informed by an animal lover, Barbara picked her up. She is in bad shape and was probably abandonned after she showed symptoms of Kalazar….

Pet Shop Girls

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

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4 puppies were found deposited in front of the Pet Shop today. 2 of them were adopted by customers. The Pet Shop is not allowed to keep animals there for commercial purposes any longer and we are glad about that. Therefore the puppies needed to go. Barbara picked them up tonight.

Mogli and Ronja

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

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Try to imagine a remote area. A riverbed, a valley off the main road in Marathi, a dirt road, not many cars driving by. Two small puppies were abandonned there months ago (read Paros Life, Animal Talk, May issue!). A kind Greek man drives by once a day and feeds them every day for months on bread (!)… They are about 6 months old now, Barbara and Biggie heard about them recently and went to find them today. They were too shy and had to be given a tranquilizer. They are now at BarBigs and we hope that they will adjust to their new lifes soon! 

Bon Voyage…. again!

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

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Michael and Julika, Doris and Daniela: thank you for helping all of these puppies (the photo of the pups is taken in the  ‘dog hostel’ where they stayed overnight, thank you Majda!) get to their new homes safely today!

Garbage or what??

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

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We discovered and caught 3 little kittens that were hiding under a large pile of branches and foliage next to the garbage bin on the main road where it turns off to Petaloudes. No houses close by, no mother cat. From time to time the town maintenance people come and collect these heaps with heavy machines – we wanted the kittens out before that happened. They were shy and had to be caught. Some boiled chicken was a good bait and one after the other went into the net!

More Garbage

Monday, May 19th, 2008

img_1045.jpg img_1044.jpg A family from Holland found 4 newborn kittens in the garbage and decided to give it a try. They did very well and managed to get them through the first week. Now that they are leaving the island they called PAWS. The former president of PAWS took in 2 of them and Biggie is taking care of the other 2. Biggies assistant Zippo is very keen on helping with cleaning up and licking their little tummies and behinds so they can go to the toilet.

Puppies found in Livadia

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

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10 days ago, 4 puppies were found in Livadia with their eyes still closed. The finders and hotel owners decided to give them a chance and bottlefeed them, until they are big enough to eat alone and can go to Barbigs and be entered in the rehoming programme. They have openened their eyes in the mean time and are doing just fine.

Skin & Bones from Angeria did not make it

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

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Do you remember Skin & Bones from Aliki? Can you imagine that a dog could even be skinnier? One showed up in Angeria, he is in a worse state but you can only know when you touch him. His coat covers the unbelievable condition he is in. Jasper turned up in Angeria at a British couple’s house. Obviously, he did not have much time left. He started eating slowly and we will have to find out, whether starvation was his only problem or whether he is sick as well. He is staying with the couple until they leave, which will be in a week’s time. Then he will move to BarBigs and hopefully turn out to be a healthy dog…

Unfortunately, Jasper did not make it. He died today. Farewell, Jasper, we wish you a better life if you believe in reincarnation.

Skin & Bones from Angeria did not make it

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

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Do you remember Skin & Bones from Aliki? Can you imagine that a dog could even be skinnier? One showed up in Angeria, he is in a worse state but you can only know when you touch him. His coat covers the unbelievable condition he is in. Jasper turned up in Angeria at a British couple’s house. Obviously, he did not have much time left. He started eating slowly and we will have to find out, whether starvation was his only problem or whether he is sick as well. He is staying with the couple until they leave, which will be in a week’s time. Then he will move to BarBigs and hopefully turn out to be a healthy dog…

Unfortunately, Jasper did not make it. He died today. Farewell, Jasper, we wish you a better life if you believe in reincarnation.