Our year so far....

 

 

 

Up until now CARAT has been quite limited with the ways we can share our latest news. We do post updates on our Facebook page but we understand not everyone has Facebook. We also produce our bi-annual newsletter but we also understand only a small percentage of what we do can fit in there and only a few receive the newsletter. So now with our new website we hope we can reach a new audience as the more support we receive the more we can help the volunteers and the animals they care for. 

 

Being able to share our latest news and plans is very exciting for us as we can show you where your money goes....

 

Just in case you were wondering what we've been up to behind the scenes at CARAT so far this year, here's a quick round-up!!......

 

We paid for the vet costs of a very old and frail deaf and blind dog found almost frozen to death after being dumped in temperatures of -20 in Romania.....

 

We sent a van load of dog and cat food, beds, blankets, cages and other aid to shelters in Croatia....

 

We sent a big order of vet meds for the shelter animals at Cyprus Pride House......

 

We bought cat traps and transfer equipment for Daisy, Poppy and Lila who catch and sterilise stray cats in Athens, Peloponnese and Eritrea.....

 

We paid for all the drugs to sterilise 507 animals in Rhodes....

 

We paid for the sterilising of 24 dogs and all the vaccines needed to vaccinate 200 dogs at the shelter in Kefalonia. We have also given more to continue an ongoing sterilising campaign there.....

 

We helped a lady in Israel with the cost of the food she needs to feed 300 stray cats.....

 

We invested £1000 in a sterilising campaign for stray cats in Athens.....

 

We supported Xristiana in her never ending sterilising campaigns in and around Thessaloniki - so far this year 487 cats have been neutered.....

 

We donated a lump sum towards the legalisation of the shelter at Halkidiki Animal Rescue so that Julie can continue her excellent work for the strays.....

 

We bought cages, traps and transfer equipment for the new clinic for stray cats set up by VOCAL on Crete.....

 

We funded an ongoing sterilising campaign managed by Sylvie in Pelion - so far 85 cats and one dog have been neutered under the programme.....

 

We supported Agia Marina Donkey Sanctuary in Crete and will be donating to their new and much needed hay barn for winter hay storage.....

 

We sent food and vet money for the dogs cared for by Britta and Natasha on Skopelos.....

 

Plus we have helped countless tourists rescue and bring home animals they have found on the street or to take action on neglected animals they have discovered on holiday..... 

 

We sent wormers and a grant to CareFor Cretan-Cats - a marvellous lady that works tirelessly treating, sterilising, feeding and caring for all the stray cats in her area of Crete - so that she can continue her work without the constant worry of how she will find the money to carry on.....


We shared the cost of the treatment and relocation of Bruno, a rottweiler found abandoned in a terrible state in Messini with a rotted paw and maggot-infested wounds to Kaz shelter near Athens where he received the care of specialist vets in the hope that he could be made well enough for his leg to be amputated. Bruno had the offer of a forever home in Holland, but sadly, despite everyone's best efforts we were too late to save him and he never did reach his happy ever after.....but he died loved and cared for and knowing that finally he mattered to someone...

 
We have supported another sterilising campaign on the island of Kefalonia where we have been funding neutering projects which are having a real impact on stray numbers for some time......


The funding we granted to Rhodes Animal Welfare Society has gone on to provide the drugs to enable a second neutering campaign which sterilised 630 cats and dogs......


We have donated funds towards the treatment of Chloe, a beautiful old shepherd dog who was left alone to fend for herself when both of her owners died. Chloe stayed faithfully at her kennel outside the owners' house, waiting for them to come back to her and slowly but surely starving to death. By the time rescuers were alerted she was bald with mange and skeletal and had little time left to live. Chloe is now making a good recovery funded by CARAT......


The story of Lucky Luke the donkey may be familiar to most of you - you will find it further down this page. Luke, now renamed Achilles, is continuing to recover well in the care of Barbara and Fanis of Agia Marina Donkey Rescue, the donkey sanctuary we support in Crete........


We have sent funding for the third phase of a very successful long-term sterilising project in Pelion, Greece, supporting a group of individual rescuers in the area by lodging funds with a local vet to be used for the sterilising of stray cats and dogs.......


We have shared the treatment costs of another Rottweiler found in exactly the same area as Bruno above and with very similar injuries - a rotted front paw and also Bruni had huge mammary tumours. Happily, she has responded very well to her treatment and has had the surgeries she needed and is recovering remarkably well. She has a lovely new home waiting for her in Holland once she is fully fit.....


We have sent thousands of our neutering leaflets written in Greek for educational projects in Skopelos and Amyntaio. We are also helping with equipping a new clinic in Amyntaio where the local animal welfare society will be organising sterilising campaigns for stray animals and subsidised neutering for owned animals which are too often responsible for the puppies and kittens found abandoned on the street and thrown into rubbish bins......


We have entered into a joint project with Greek Animal Rescue and a group in Thessaloniki to fund sterilising campaigns for the stray cats and dogs living in the city.....


We have provided the funding needed for one of our supported rescuers to establish a safe refuge for feral stray cats and a sterilising clinic in Northern Greece......


We have given funding to a project to rescue, treat and rehome over 50 cats discovered living in atrocious conditions in a hoarder's house in Croatia which are now under the care of an authority vet.......


.....and none of this would have been possible without the amazing support and donations from all of YOU.


We feel blessed to have so many wonderful people all doing their part to support CARAT and help the animals. 


This year alone we have had Becky run several Facebook charity auctions for us :)


We have had Sarah swim lake Windermere not once but twice :)


We have had Ibolya run her first ever 10k for us & Noel run the entire circumference of the IOW (66 miles)

 

We have had Kelly cycle London to Brighton

 

And now Paul Sutton building this fantastic website for us :)

 

So you all deserve a huge pat on the back and a round of applause. Without you none of this would have been possible and these selfless and dedicated rescuers wouldn't be able to carry on, so each and every one of you should feel rightly proud that it's YOU that's made all this happen. Our thanks will never be enough  xx

 

 



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Saving Greek Animals is the slogon of Caring for the Animals Trust, registered charity number 1091152

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