October 2022

Issue 09 2022

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

Gaynor's Daily Route

Gaynor has 12 feeding stops around Paphos Old Town that the cats visit. Between Gaynor and the volunteers, each stop is tended to every day. There is currently some heavy construction happening at 2 of the stops that make it too dangerous for Gaynor given her limited mobility at the moment.

If you have ever wondered what happens on the daily run and maybe even considered giving some of your time to help Gaynor, you can check out our Feeding Stations page.

Cats are fed on clean plates, given fresh water and inspected for any medical problems. The cats know when she will arrive and listen out for her car. There are the regular characters who show up every day as well as new arrivals and one hit wonders! Gaynor will never turn away a hungry animal.

The Paphos Cat Lady team would like to extend our huge thanks and appreciation to Tala Cat Park for including us in their latest TNR funding programme. We were able to neuter the majority of street cats from our feeding stops with this support.

Because the cat population in Cyprus is still growing, we will continue neutering cats as and when needed. We still have some very elusive older cats to get to as well as the kittens that are just about reaching maturity.

We are very pleased to report that we managed to trap Grumpy Old Boy this month! He has been evading capture for quite a long time. Whilst he was under, he had an ongoing mouth problem resolved. TNR not only helps with population control, it allows us to address any health concerns too.

We were also lucky to receive help from Luanne from Fishing For Felines to catch and neuter 4 kittens from the Old Town that needed to be relocated.

Medical Emergencies

October presented with some ongoing medical cases from September as well as a couple of other longer term patients.

Zena and Athos from the mosque were finally released back into their colony following an extended stay in foster care after an eye removal and a severe case of cat flu.

Tommy from the bus stop remains in foster care to get over his oral issues.

Spotlight on Adoption

If you haven’t seen it already, please check out our brand new Adoptions page.

We have several cats that we believe are suited to home life rather than remaining on the streets. We can help with adoptions both in Cyprus and internationally. You can browse their details on our page which will be regularly updated. There are many more cats that are suitable and available for adoption that may not be on the page yet so please get in touch if you are looking for something in particular. You can contact us via Facebook Messenger.

This month, we would like to feature Athos. This young man has been a mosque regular for the past 18 months since he was born there. One of 3 brothers, Athos is affectionate, talkative and easy to get along with. He is pretty laid back, even at feeding time and tolerates other cats fine. He is a white tabby, under 2 years old, FIV and FeLV negative and neutered.

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 and temporary foster carers. If you think you could help, please contact us through Facebook.

Thank You

We would like to thank the whole team at Petzstuff for their continued and unwavering support in the feeding of and caring for the street cats. In addition, the team at Pet & Vet for their excellent medical care and advice and Luanne from Fishing for Felines for her continued support in catching the more elusive feral cats. As always, a big thank you to Christine and her team at Paphiakos Animal Clinic for the amazing medical care they provide as well as Dawn and her team at Tala Cat Park for their support of the PCL. Thanks also go to Dr Stylianou at Styl Vet Clinic for his work in the TNR programme and to Kelly’s Kittys and K9s and Annies Animal Ark for working on potential UK adoptions. As always a huge thank you to those who have generously donated this month.

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