How much does it cost to transport a cat from Cyprus to the UK or Europe?
Between €290 and €800+. You see the full breakdown of the costings here.
There's a cat at my hotel, what should I feed him/her?
It greatly depends on the age of the cat:
A kitten that is not weaned should be bottle fed every 2 hours or so with specially formulated powdered milk that can be purchased from a pet shop.
A weaned kitten should be fed specifically on kitten food (wet or dried) which can be purchased from the vet, pet shop or local supermarket. Water is also essential.
An adult cat should be fed on cat food (wet or dried) that can be purchased from the vet, pet shop or local supermarket. Adult cats also enjoy plain meat and fish, so can be fed a variety of `left overs` or scraps. Water is also essential.
Cats should never be given cows milk to drink as they are lactose intolerant.
Water is essential particularly in the hot Cyprus climate.
I am on holiday here and there is a group of feral cats near my hotel that I am feeding. I leave in 2 days, who can I tell so that they continue to get fed?
Please use our email address listed on this website and forward to us specific details of your hotel name and address and any specifics about where the cats are.
We will pass this information on to someone who will feed them. It could be that they are already being cared for by someone who you have just not crossed paths with.
This we will check. We will also put them on our list for `cats who may need neutering`.
Thank you for caring. Please continue to look at our website to keep informed of how the cats in Cyprus are being helped by people such as you.
I want to help Cats in Need Cyprus, how do I become a volunteer?
Please use the contact form on this website here and someone will give you a call or email you to discuss ways in which you can help and become a volunteer.
I would like to help fundraise with Cats in Need Cyprus, how do I do that?
Please use the contact form on this website here and someone will give you a call or email you to discuss ways in which you can help.
I have a heavily pregnant cat in my garden. I have dogs and am concerned that the mother and her babies will be injured by my dogs. Where can I take them?
Ask your friends and neighbours if they can take them or know anyone who can. Take some photographs of the cat and appeal on social media for a home for them. Ask your local vet if they know of a rescuer that can take them.
You can also try the local shelters that are listed on this website.
Take some photographs of the cat and make a poster (appealing for a new home) that you can circulate to your local vets and shops etc.
Meanwhile, if possible, try to block of a part of your garden so that the dogs cannot get to the cats It is essential that the mother is well fed so please feed her and give her water daily whilst you are finding an alternative home for her.
I have just found a kitten that has eye problems. What do I do? I don’t have transport or money for a vet and my landlord will not let me keep it
First, speak to your friends, family and neighbors and see if anyone can help.
Ask your local vet if they know of a rescuer that can take them or offer support with
You can also contact the local charities that are listed on this website to see if they can
I am feeding a large number of feral cats in my area. Most of them are not neutered so the numbers keep growing and I am struggling to afford the cost of their food. Is there anyone that can help me?
Please contact a charity near you to seek their support. They may be able to help with the cost of food and neutering. A list is supplied on our website.
You should also call in to your Municipality or local vet to see if/when the government are running a free neutering project. Two or three times a year, the government offer vouchers for the free neutering of feral cats.
The only way to stop your colony numbers rising is to neuter the cats.
I am trying to trap a feral cat to get it neutered. Can anyone help me?
First, speak to your friends, family and neighbours and see if anyone can help. Someone may have had experience trying to catch a streetwise cat.
Talk to your local vet, they maybe able to lend you a trap (if you don’t have one) or give you some pointers on how to trap. They may also be able to refer you to an experienced rescuer that can help or to a charity that can lend you a trap.
Several cats in our area have been found dead recently. I think they are being poisoned. What can I do?
Poisoning animals is a criminal offence and is a dangerous practice to all in the community. REPORT THIS TO YOUR LOCAL POLICE.
Collect any evidence (i.e. photographs) and keep written details of each cat found (i.e. date, description of cat and circumstances found).
You should also talk to your Municipality and the local vet to see if other cases have been reported in your area.
Cats in Need Cyprus, A Community Interest Company (CIC). How is this different from a charity?
A CIC is a non profit making company that works for the benefit of the community to achieve its aims.
In this case our aim is to improve the life of the feral cats in Cyprus by raising funds to support the cost of food, neutering and medical care, which would otherwise not be available or would be left to the residents of Cyprus.
By setting up charity shops, the CIC will raise funds for the animals whilst providing a service to the community.
The CIC will also apply for grants and accept donations on line via Paypal.
The CIC has a director (unlike a Charity whose leader is voted in each year).
If a CIC should fold its assets must be given to a similar charity.
All profit made must go toward the company aims.
I would like to sponsor a cat, how do I do this?
Choose a cat from our sponsor screen by clicking on the relevant picture.
Follow the payment instructions and be sure to select the appropriate box to make regular monthly payments.
Your sponsorship will go towards food, veterinary care and neutering.
Average costs are:
Food20 euros per month
Neutering35 to 55 euros (one off)
Antibiotics10-20 euros (one off when neutered)
Fleas, tick & worm treatment12 euros per month
Vaccinations45 euros (3 injections 1st year followed by 1 injection each
Any amount of sponsorship is greatly appreciated towards these costs.
Regular updates will be made on the Cats in Need Cyprus CIC website, however, if you wish to receive information personally please ensure that you supply your email address when completing the sponsorship information.
What is TNR?
Trap, Neuter Release – TNR
There are many thousands of cats in Cyprus without homes, living the life of a feral animal without shelter, food or medical care.
Volunteers such as ourselves trap these animals, take them to the vet to be neutered and then return them to where they came from. Most of the time there are no alternative places to take them. The place they came from to them is “home”. During their time at the vet they will also be checked over for any other medical need and will have an antibiotic injection. The cat will also have its ear clipped to indicate that it has been neutered.
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