Project information

Cat colonies on the Island of Corfu

We have discovered several cat colonies of 60+ cats living and being fed by local people who simply cannot afford to neuter, care or properly feed so many cats, other than providing scraps of food. We need to neuter these animals, attend to their general health needs and reduce the numbers.

With the funding about one week

Charity information: Agni Animal Welfare Fund

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  • Need

    Need

    The over population of stray cats that live on the street. Kittens being born with defects, sickness and suffering that can be stopped with mass neutering.

    Solution

    Sterilisation stops breeding.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    The aim is to stop breeding on the streets and reduce the ferul population.

    Activities

    » Sterilise as many cats on the streets as we can afford to with the donations received.

    Success will be...to see less stray cat and kittens on the streets of Corfu.


  • Impact

    Impact

    Healthier adult cats and less suffering kittens.

    Risk

    We do not see any real risks in the project. The only opposition we have experienced is objection to neutering from uneducated local people who do not understand that neutering is common practice in Northern European countries and the way to deal with over population of ferul cats - they prefer to use poison!

    Reporting

    We report to our donors via email newsletters, or via our website. We do this on a regular basis already and would use the same approach on a mass neutering project.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £5,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £5,000 Vetenary fees Several sessions of sterilisation using the local vets for one colony of about 60 cats.
  • Background

    Location

    We now have several cat colonies in various areas of Corfu, Greece, that we would like to approach. An area in the South of the Island, San Stephanos in the North of the Island and several inland villages. Our project would focus firstly in the North,

    Beneficiaries

    The local people who struggle on very low incomes to feed the massive population of street cats and the cats and kittens themselves who suffer from over population, poor health and lack of adequate food.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    I know of no other charity that concentrates wholey on the welfare of the stray cats that live on the streets of Corfu.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Myself - Mrs Angela Travers-Ayre

    I run the charity website and work hands on in the areas on the island of Corfu, Greece.

    My Partner - Mr Graham Travers-Ayre

    He assists with transportation, runs the accounts and helps with the hands on work in Corfu.

    Roseanne Dickson

    Volunteer who assists with care, feeding, and work on the streets. Also other casual volunteers sometimes help with this work.

    Clair Ritchie

    Volunteer assisting with winter street feeding, language translation and care of street animals.