So here's the scoop. In two weeks, I am flying to Greece to visit my friends Joan and Richard on the beautiful island they live on. And I'm bringing back these four...
Archie, Agnes, Annuk and Amber!
(Yes, poor Gordon has to stay here and look after our crew.)
Like our current trio of Greek kitties, these four were left to die in a dumpster. But Joan rescued them and had them vaccinated and neutered. She already has many cats in her rescue, and was going to have to send these four back to the wild to take their chances, and was understandably upset about that.
I think I have posted about these four before. Joan thought they were pretty special.
She ells their story here.
So I told Joan that if we could get them to Canada, I would foster them and find them adoptive homes.
Initially Joan's husband was going to bring the cats over himself and amazingly, Joan has already fundraised quite a sum of money to contribute to their flight!
But then Joan had a fall and is now in the midst of a lengthy recuperation. So she and her husband wondered if I might come to Greece to get the cats and fly back with them.
Twist my arm! :) I've been living on the Arctic Tundra here since November!
So I'm leaving in two weeks to spend ten days on a Greek island with my very favourite crazy cat lady, her husband, and their beautiful felines. I will give Joan a hand with the care of her rescue cats while I'm there, then bring home this quartet in the heated cargo hold of a Lufthansa jet (which is how my trio travelled.) It's all booked.
So my next step will be to find homes for them all!
This is Amber. She is the shy one, but so lovely!
Now, I am still volunteering with the Ontario SPCA and our local shelter, and still doing lots to help (and rescue!) animals locally, but I want to help these four as well. Joan does absolutely amazing work saving cats in Greece, where they are, for the most part, regarded as vermin and even poisoned like rats. This is not to say all Greek people do this, because there are some wonderful, caring people helping and adopting cats there. But it is much harder to find homes for cats in Greece, where times are tough for humans right now, never mind cats. And I wanted to help Joan by helping these cats. Plus our own Greek trio is absolutely amazing.
Joan does a fantastic job of bringing up sociable, beautiful cats.
Aggie and Annuk. Sisters!
So if you are interested in adopting one of these beautiful felines, let me know! I am willing to transport them a certain distance by car. I'm an hour from either Ottawa or Montreal, and 30 minutes from the border crossing at Massena, NY.
They are fixed, vaccinated and microchipped.
Agnes (Aggie)... love those toes!
Let me know if you are interested in adopting one! And if you can't adopt a cat but would like to help out, Joan is selling these lovely cards on her Etsy site to raise money for these four, and the other cats in her rescue.
(All photos in this post were taken by Joan!)
Please consider opening your heart and home to one of these beautiful Greek cats. You won't regret it. And please help spread the word!