24 November, 2014

New Website ..... Coming soon

Please watch this space as we are currently in the process of creating a brand new website ....

This site has served us well for a number of years but it is now very difficult to update and stories get lost off the main page too quickly if we post a lot of things.   This is why we have not been as diligent in posting new things.

This will hopefully change when our new site goes live ...................      Fingers crossed that it will not be too much longer to wait.


14 November, 2014

Abandoned and Abused


 This year has been the worst year I have experienced for abandoned and abused puppies, dogs, kittens and cats since being a part of PARC (Peyia Animal Rescue Club) for the last 8 years.
Over the last few months I have experienced the following:
My neighbour came to the front of the drive gates one Sunday morning, holding a mop bucket, in it were three tiny, dirty, sticky eyed, flea and worm ridden hungry kittens, approximately 4 weeks old. She had seen the bucket in front of the PARC van which was parked across the road on a car park at 6am when she was taking her dogs for a walk, and thought nothing of it. Then around 10 am her dogs started barking, she approached the bucket to find the 3 kittens.

I immediately rang the vet to see if they could be examined and treated. As the small facility we have for abandoned, sick kittens was full, my colleague offered to take them so we set up a large dog cage with food, water, bedding and litter tray. They were homed, two together and the other separately 3 weeks later.
One morning I was going to sort out the kittens in the Pens when I noticed a card board box with holes in it and taped up by the gates of our drive. I gingerly approached the box, not sure what I was going to find inside. I picked up the box and placed it on a table and carefully undid the tape to find inside two tiny kittens approximately 6 weeks old. It was a Bank Holiday and so I rang the vet to see if they would examine the kittens. On examination one was very very sick with the flu virus, the vet gave it an antibiotic injection and an Interferon injection and said if it was still alive in two days time to return for another injection. The other one had a broken leg. As it was so young there was no treatment as it would heal itself. It was healthy otherwise. I managed to rear both of them and they were homed together 2 weeks later.
The next incident was when someone had 'stolen' a kitten from a family who had a child who thought it was funny to throw the kitten into the swimming pool, jump in and hold the kitten under water to see if it could swim!! Apparently it had already drowned the family puppy doing the same thing!. They were reported to the Government vet who paid them a visit. The kitten was rescued, bought to PARC who managed to home it 2 weeks later.
Some tourists from New York were here on holiday, when one evening they saw a tiny 5-6 week old kitten in the middle of the road next to it's mother who had been run over. They stopped the car and got out  to hear two Cypriot men talking and suggesting they also run the kitten over to put it out of it's misery!

They took the kitten home and weaned it onto solid food and rang me to take it. I am now awaiting instruction to arrange for the kitten to be exported to New York!

The next incidents are rather disturbing:
I received a phone call from a man who lives about 2-3 metres from one of our feeding stations in upper Peyia. He had rang me to say that what he had just seen he could not believe with his own eyes. A pickup had pulled up and out of it climbed a man of the cloth carrying a shopping bag. He approached the feeding station and emptied something out of his bag, hastily got in his pickup and drove off! He went to investigate and saw a kitten approximately 8 weeks old trying to clamber up the bank, but he was unable to pick it up.He rang to inform me of what he had seen, so I rang one of our volunteers to go and investigate. She did and found the kitten sitting on top of the embankment very frightened. She picked it up and rang me to say the kitten had very sticky eyes, so I asked her to take it to the vet and get it treated then bring it to me to put in the Pens. She did this and when she brought it to me she said it was blind! This was due to non treatment of the strain of flu virus which affects the eyes.After lots of TLC a home was found for her in Scotland!

( Do you remember Akti the dark tabby cat article ' I'm looking for someone to take care of me' Cyprus Living June 2014? Well she went to Scotland with the kitten! )
Five weeks later, at the same feeding station another kitten was 'dumped' and yes you guessed it, it was also blind! It was the same age as the previous one so was highly likely it was her sister, both having the consequences of the flu virus.
As you have read this article, all kittens have had a happy ending to their experiences except one. That is the second blind kitten. She, a beautiful tortoishell, is looking for a forever home. She is fully vaccinated and is now approximately four months old. She needs a danger free home where someone will look after her and her special needs, she is so friendly and absolutely adorable. If you feel you can give her a loving home please contact me on 99059068. We also have other kittens looking for a forever home.
Pam Bridge

Chairperson 

10 November, 2014

Our Coming Sale ..........


30 October, 2014

Young female cat needs urgent home


The little cat has appeared at a house in Pano Akourdelia and the house owners are due to leave Cyprus at the end of next week.
They are worried that the cat is simply lost as she is very friendly and wants to be inside the house.

If anyone knows this cat please contact Lyn on 99768382

If noone claims her she will be desperate for a foster or forever home so that she is not left all alone after next week.  If you can help please contact Lyn

28 October, 2014

Has Someone Lost This Beautiful Cat ...??

The lovely friendly cat has turned up in the Zalakion area of Peyia and must belong to someone.   She has a shorter tail due to an earlier accident but it was some time ago as it is not a recent injury

If this is your cat please contact us and we will put you in touch with the person who found her

03 October, 2014

Come Along For A Fun Evening


17 September, 2014

Some Good News, Some Bad News

A few weeks ago one of our daily cat feeders saw a certain man (who wears black robes if that gives you a clue) drive up to the feeding station and deposit a small kitten there and then get back in his car and drive away.

It turned out that this kitten, although beautifully clean and otherwise healthy, was in fact blind due to a virus that had remained untreated so that it ended up causing lacerat...ions to the eyeball.
So, we were now caring for a blind kitten that had maybe a 1% chance of ever finding a home given the situation here at the moment.

By a small miracle Pam bumped into a lady called Karen who was on holiday here. Karen had previously adopted another blind cat from PARC, which is now living with her in UK so it appears that fate was shining that day because Karen is now looking at flights to take the little one back to UK.

WELL THAT WAS THE GOOD NEWS !!

Today, guess what? Our feeders have found another little blind kitten at the same feeding station !!!! It is the same age as the first one, is clean and otherwise healthy - ie just the same as the first one so are we being cynical by thinking it is also from the same litter and was put there by the same person ....... ????

We will of course try very hard to find this little one a home but it's chances really are not good. On days like this it is very hard ....    

If you or anyone you know would be interested in offering a home to this kitten please contact us.

15 September, 2014


11 September, 2014

A REMINDER ABOUT WHAT PARC IS AND WHAT WE ARE ABLE TO DO


With the current appalling situation regarding stray, abandoned and unwanted animals and a serious lack of volunteers we are finding ourselves completely overwhelmed with the number of calls for help and are spending far too much precious time explaining what we can and can’t do to help.  We are hoping that the following will be of help in clarifying our roles :

PARC is not a shelter – so we DO NOT and CANNOT Pick UP, Collect or Take In any stray animals

PARC has determined that its roles and priorities in the Peyia and Coral Bay area are:

  • The Feral Trap, Neuter & Release programme
  • The Feral Cat feeding programme will be maintained but we cannot take on any new groups at the current time
  • Maintaining the pens for sick or abandoned kittens, with there being a maximum of 6 kittens housed there at any one time
  • Provide access to emergency vet treatment for any sick or injured homeless animal in the Peyia and Coral Bay area but the responsibility for caring for the animal stays with person reporting it where it  is unable to be returned to where it was found

In addition, PARC is prepared to assist INDIVIDUALS in rehoming unwanted cats and dogs, or small puppies and kittens by including them on our Website  BUT ONLY with the following proviso’s

PARC cannot take any responsibility whatsoever for the animal, the information about it nor for anything that may happen after the animal is rehomed

PARC will have no involvement with animals that are found as strays with no knowledge of their history, health, nature or background.

PARC will have no involvement with animals being kept in any Municipality Pound as these animals fall under the existing dog laws and we have no authority to interfere with this process.

PARC will have no involvement with animals being cared for by any other animal welfare charities or non-profitmaking organisations

Animals will be displayed on our Website and/or on posters for a maximum period of  2 months after which they will be removed unless the person caring for them approaches us with new photos and a request to keep on the site for a further period. 


06 September, 2014


31 August, 2014

Coming Soon !


30 August, 2014

Our Next Quiz .......


23 August, 2014

A Lost Dog and a Lost Cat !!

This little dog got out of his garden yesterday and has not come back yet ..... PLEASE LOOK OUT FOR HIM - HIS OWNER IS OFFERING A REWARD TO ANYONE WHO FINDS HIM FOR HER

His name is Duc and he has a microchip and a collar with a tag and phone number. He was a rescue dog and is shy so may not approach people but please contact Popi on 99128703 if you think you see him. His home is in the road that leads up from the Petrolina petrol station on the main Coral Bay to Agios Georgios road but he could have wandered from this area



This lovely neutered ginger tom cat has gone missing from his new home in Kissonerga - behind the school and near to the cemetery and old people's home.  He has only been there for a few days and was previously in a foster home in Sea Caves so he may be trying to find his way back.

Please look out for him anywhere in the Kissonerga, Chloraka, Banana Bay, Coral Bay and Sea Caves area and contact Pam on 99059068 if you think you see him.