A "SUNSET" FOR CATS TOO
The Veterinarians in Action Foundation is active in south Italy, Bulgaria and Greece. In each of these countries we run a rescue centre where we take in distressed or injured dogs, cats and wild animals and provide them with medical care until they are fully healed. Most strays can then return to their territory, and abandoned animals find new homes. Some dogs, however, are too old or too sick for another life as a stray or a new start in a foreign environment. Project “Sunset” was created for them; it provides the protected space where they can spend their well-deserved twilight years in peace.
Since cats are much more independent than dogs, the need for facilities like Project Sunset is significantly smaller for cats. Most of them can return to their territory after treatment in our rescue centres. However, they also exist among cats, the hopeless cases for whom a longer life on the streets is just as impossible as the chance of finding a suitable place. We have therefore decided to set up a simple but species-appropriate and cat-friendly area for them in our Greek rescue centre.
There is an indoor...
...and outdoor area.
There are currently three cats living in the new sector:
Litsa, the tri-coloured cat came to us from Asprovalta. Just before dying, she was found next to a dustbin. She is very old and walking is difficult for her.
Duke, the black and white skinny animal suffers from the autoimmune disease IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease), which triggers intestinal inflammations with consequences such as severe diarrhea or vomiting if the animal eats incompatible food.
And Tongue, the red tomcat, had to have an operation on his head after a car accident. He can now only eat liquid food.
People who would like to adopt one or the other animal are of course always welcome. However, we are happy that we can now take in cats in need of help for a while or until their end and offer them a safe place with appropriate care.
Unfortunately, according to a new law in Italy, it is forbidden to keep dogs and cats in the same building. We will have to find a separate location where we can house old and sick cats; we are currently looking at several options.
We can also help such animals only thanks to the support of our donors and enable them to live a safe and peaceful life despite their age or illness.