We are a registered Group of volunteers, founded in August 2008 whose aim is to help the homeless animals in the Polis area of Cyprus.
We rely entirely on donations and fundraising with no government help except for the help received from the Government Neutering Scheme, which is offered over a few months every year and helps towards the cost of neutering Feral cats. (nothing in 2012 or 2013).
Although we endeavor to help any animal we mainly deal with the feral, free living cat population. We have neutered over 500 cats since we started our Trap Neuter Release scheme in 2007. All the cats we neuter are also vaccinated and treated for worms and parasites, with the help of Dr. Inna and Dr. Maria of Polis and Peyia Veterinary Centre. The cats are then released back into the wild. Many of them live around the restaurants and hotels, others in orange and olive groves. Please be aware it is not our policy to remove feral cats, Cyprus is an island full of cats and move one, and it will just be replaced by another. We operate a Trap, Neuter and Release scheme to try and control the number of Feral cats in the area.
We feed in the region of 120+ cats in and around Polis/Latchi/Neo Chorio/Argaka area every day, all year round, this includes the kittens that we have been unable to find homes for. We buy 14 x 20kg food every month.
Please be aware we are a voluntary group and do not operate a 24-hour emergency service. We will always help if we can between the hours of 9am and 6pm. If you have an emergency outside of these hours, please ring Dr Vida on 96601057, the local Vet in Polis 99438878, or Paphiakos in Paphos 26953496.
We are unable to deal with stray dogs as we do not have a shelter. There are thousands of stray dogs in Cyprus. Many are just let out of their cages in the morning and make their way back home at night. We do our best help sick or injured dogs and very young puppies. If you are concerned about a stray dog. it can be taken to Paphiakos or PAWS who do have shelters in Paphos. Pre-arrangement must be made at PAWS. We will do our best to aid injured or sick dogs and puppies. We have helped and homed 49 dogs and puppies in 2011, and 54 in 2012, 30 in 2013, 21 in 2014, and 20 in 2015. We do not have an animal shelter and only two people to foster any dogs/puppies we rescue.