Archive for January, 2009

Animal Welfare – The New Generation

Friday, January 30th, 2009

The new generationA little girl from Paroikia found 6 abandonned puppies in a parking lot. She called Barbara (knowing that in a situation like that her aunt would help)… When Barbara showed the puppies to a friend later on, he insisted that he had seen these puppies before! At the farm where they were born! This is not the first time we ‘catch’ people when they get rid of the unwanted offspring of their dogs in this manner. Something has to be done about this!The pups'At home...'

January Dogs

Friday, January 30th, 2009

These are the dogs that were taken in in January….

Foster homes needed urgently / Άμεση ανάγκη για προσωρινή φιλοξενία σκύλου

Friday, January 16th, 2009

The situation in both PAWS’ temporary shelters is getting serious as both locations are more than overpopulated (about 70 dogs including many puppies).
As you may know, currently the only hope for unwanted dogs of Paros is to find a loving home abroad, since there would never be enough homes for so many dogs on Paros. But in this time of the year, expeditions abroad are more difficult and more expensive. The situation will be unbearable before the first volunteer travellers come in spring.
The solution would be temporary foster homes on Paros.
Please, please, consider offering a temporary home to a dog for as long as it would be convenient to you. Call or contact PAWS now!

Η κατάσταση στα 2 προσωρινά καταφύγια της “PAWS” γίνεται σοβαρή αφού και οι δύο εγκαταστάσεις φιλοξενούν αυτήν την στιγμή πολύ περισσότερα ζώα από ότι θα ‘έπρεπε (περίπου 70 σκυλιά συμπεριλαμβανομενα πολλά κουτάβια).
Όπως μπορεί να το ξέρετε, αυτή την στιγμή η μόνη ελπίδα για τα ανεπιθύμητα σκυλιά της Πάρου είναι να υιοθετηθούν στο εξωτερικό, δεδομένου ότι δεν θα υπήρχαν ποτέ αρκετά σπίτια για τόσα πολλά σκυλιά εδώ.
Αλλά σε αυτήν την περίοδο του έτους, οι αεροπορικές αποστολές είναι δυσκολότερες και ακριβότερες. Η κατάσταση θα είναι αφόρητη προτού να έρθουν την άνοιξη οι πρώτοι εθελοντές ταξιδιώτες.
Η μόνη λύση θα ήταν προσωρινή φιλοξενία σε σπίτια στην Πάρο. Παρακαλούμε θερμά, σκεφτείτε μήπως θα μπορούσατε να προσφέρετε ένα προσωρινό καταφύγιο στο σπίτι σας σε ένα σκυλί για όσο χρονικό διάστημα θα ήταν κατάλληλο για ‘σας. Επικοινωνήσετε τώρα με τον σύλλογο προστασίας ζώων Πάρου – PAWS!

Noon in the Port of Paroikia

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

The little dog that was picked up in the port of Paroikia in a horrible condition could be the Mascot of PAWS for some advertisement and fundraising campaigns in 2009. Therefore we suggest to name her Pawsy.

Barbara picked up two little dogs today noon in Paroikia. The pictures of the female can be seen here.

Did she belong to someone?


And if yes, should she really be given back?


After some hours of work: the result...

After some hours of work: the result...

Berta from Kamares is now Tara from Munich

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

Berta was abandoned in Kamares last Summer and was then rescued by Barbara and rehomed in Munich.


See TARA’S DIARY here!

The current situation I

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

The current situation
These dogs and puppies are currently staying with Barbara, except for the last three, they are being kept by Christoph Beiner for Barbara. The situation at Barbaras home is fine for the dogs but not really for the people.

The current Situation II

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

The current Situation II

These dogs and puppies plus approx. 10 cats are currently staying at Biggies. Florian from Germany is taking care of these animals as long as Biggie is away. He and his dog Perla, that some of you might remember, she was on the road in Paroikia for some time last winter, before being picked up and sent to Germany for adoption, came especially to help out and do this job.
Florian and Perla

Beau and his mother

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

beau-and-his-mom-05012009-11-58-46These two friendly dogs showed up at a home near Agios Anargiros in Naoussa. The mother (?) of about 5 years of age has 2 broken toes and might be the female that showed up at the same location before Christmas. Before Barbara could go to look for her she had disappeared. Her coat was very tangled, which indicates that she is not a dog that was well kept and might not be missed by anyone…. But then again, they are a lovely pair and maybe somebody is looking for them? The couple who found them at their home is taking care of them until the end of January, when they leave for Athens.

Momo sent a letter

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Momo, a puppy looking like a little punk, who lived in Paroikia some years ago with his mother and his brother (see slide show Before-After, Lisa and her pups), sent this letter. In the photo he is vacationing with other dogs and their owners and he is remembering his youth in Paros and the time he spent with Barbara before being rehomed. Here is what he and his owners wrote:

Liebes „Paroshunde“-Team,

Da wir Euch leider nicht vor Ort auf Paros unterstützen können, anbei unser Antrag auf Fördermitgliedschaft beim deutschen Verein Paroshunde, mit dem wir zumindest finanziell einen kleinen Beitrag für Eure engagierte wert- und (tier)liebevolle Arbeit leisten möchten.

Unser Momo ist am 5. Februar 3 Jahre bei uns und hat seither ein prima Hundeleben mit vielen hundgerechten Urlauben (siehe Foto – auf einer Hundewanderung in der Pfalz), „Agility light“, Fährtensuchübungen und vielen Hunde- und Menschen-freunden. Er ist unser „Liebster“, wie sein Herrchen ihm jeden Morgen und Abend mehrfach versichert ;o)!

Und ist aus dem „Müllhundekind“ von einst nicht ein wirklich wunderschöner „naturkreierter“ Kerl geworden? Wir werden oft gefragt, was für eine tolle „Rasse“, das denn wäre! Aber er ist und bleibt eben EINMALIG, unser

„Momo, Momi, Murmelchen, Wollbobbel… Everybodys Darling“

Viel Erfolg weiterhin bei Eurer Arbeit rund um die Tiere wünschen

Astrid und Christoph mit „Momo VON Paros“

Die Größe und den moralischen Fortschritt einer Nation kann man daran ermessen, wie sie die Tiere behandelt (Mahatma Gandhi)


Happy 2009 from Barbara

Thursday, January 1st, 2009