For Over 30 Years Gaynor Has Been Caring For Cats
Gaynor Georgiou met her husband in London when she was just 16 years old, married him and together they moved to Paphos in the late 1980s. Gaynor has always cared for the cats in the Old Town of Paphos and since her husband sadly passed away in 2010, she says the cats have kept her going. They give her a reason to get up every morning and get out of the house. Seven days a week, whatever the weather, this loyal cat lover does a daily round of selected feeding spots in Paphos.
Hundreds of euros of her own money is spent each month on cat food, medical treatments and fuel to ensure the large numbers of cats are fed each day, without fail. As Gaynor sets off in the mornings for her daily rounds in Old Town Paphos, the cats rush to greet her – it’s amazing to watch! They know where she will be and when.
Despite receiving a cut in her pension allowance, Gaynor still uses it primarily to feed and care for the cats she adores. Are you a cat lover just like Gaynor? Are you able to make a small donation to help her care for these beautiful animals?
Gaynor has been spending hundreds of euros of her own money each month, feeding and caring for the stray cats living in the Old Town of Paphos.
Before the beautiful modernisation and refurbishment of the newly pedestrianised Old Town, Gaynor’s work was appreciated by the tourists and the local community who basked in the Cyprus sunshine in the Coffee shops and restaurants around the town.
Tourist buses would arrive daily in the centre of the town and tourists would watch as Gaynor was feeding and caring for the cats. They would give donations of food or money to Gaynor to support her hard work. However, when the modernisation started the cats needed to trust Gaynor to move them to a safe environment away from the bulldozers and machinery.
They eventually found places of safety but not all in areas that tourists frequent. Therefore, Gaynor has become increasingly dependent on support from online sources.
The care and attention that Gaynor lavishes on these Cyprus cats is evident, with each one having its own name and its plate to eat from. Gaynor’s day starts early, mixing the wet and dry food for all the cats, filling the water bottles and loading her car up before embarking on her daily rounds of checking and feeding each cat in each of the feeding stations.
As well as spending money on flea treatments, checking for ticks, checking for injuries, infections and pregnancies, Gaynor also ensures that the stray cats are neutered. Unfortunately, some of the cats were dumped in bags as kittens and Gaynor tries to re-home as many as possible. Her day does not stop at this… Gaynor then shops for the best deals on food and treatments in order to re-stock her supplies.
The 75+ year-old is also appealing for any offers of help from volunteers to help her on her rounds even for a few hours a week. Her work never ends, in rain or sunshine, 365 days of the year!
Why not explore the website and our social media pages to learn more about this amazing lady and her experiences. Please consider making a donation to help us continue feeding and caring for the stray cats living in the old town of Paphos.
Help feed and care for the stray cats in Old Town Paphos.