Issue 04 2022

Keeping you up to date with all the cat action on the streets of Old Town Paphos.

Volunteers Needed

The Paphos Cat Lady team is looking for volunteers. There is a small but dedicated team of people who support her behind the scenes. There are those running the social media accounts or the website, cat catchers for TNR or vet visits, temporary foster carers and a support network both in Cyprus and the UK. Not forgetting the extended team of professionals who support by supplying food, medical care and advice for the cats.

That being said, we are in desperate need of volunteers to help with the feeding run out on the streets with Gaynor. If you think you could help, please contact us through Facebook.

This month we have gathered data from all the stops and are pleased to report that we have around 85% of the “Paphos Cat Lady” cats neutered. Our goal is to bring this up to 100% in May and then neuter any new cats we find at the feeding stops.

Medical Emergencies

April, like other months, presented a number of cats requiring medical attention. It was also the beginning of the season for ticks which we remove from the street cats when we find them. The biggest story of the month has to be Randy from the Mosque stop. He was hit by a car and needed multiple surgeries kindly paid for from the donations of our wonderful followers. He has been released to a temporary foster home and we are pleased to say there may be a furever home on the cards!

There was another case of gingivitis which requires long term monitoring, a continuing case of an intestinal parasite and a corneal eye injury. We are pleased to report that all these cats are doing well with only one left to be re-released back into her colony from temporary foster care.

Unfortunately, we did have to make the difficult decision to euthanise Buster from the Alpha Mega stop because of multiple, serious health concerns. RIP Buster, you will be missed.

 

Spotlight on Adoption

Mavro found her furever home! Her new owner reports that she is living her best life and taking full advantage of her second chance at kitten-hood! Unfortunately the Cryptococcus has returned so she is back on the medication. This will be a long term battle for her but she isn’t letting it hold her back.

Once again we are featuring Moro the kitten who was born with Pectus Excavatum who has now reached the weight required for neutering and will be going in this week. As it turns out, we believe Moro is in fact a boy as certain appendages recently dropped! He is becoming more and more active and his temporary carers report that he is more mobile every day. He still requires some assistance but this requirement should reduce as he grows. If you can give this beautiful, active little soul a home please contact us.

Thank You

We would like to thank Geoff and Liz at Petzstuff and Dr Nik and Anna from Pet & Vet for their continued support to the Paphos Cat Lady in the feeding and care of the street cats. Thank you to Luanne from Fishing for Felines for her continued support in catching the more elusive feral cats. In addition, a big thank you to Christine and her team at Paphiakos Animal Clinic and to those who have generously donated this month.

Help feed and care for the stray cats in Old Town Paphos.

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