There are so many cruelty cases coming into Paphiakos every day!
Please scroll down to see just a small selection
Caution! some of the stories/photos are alarming!
If you feel you do not have the time or commitment to re-home one of our rescue animals we would dearly love to find Sponsors to help towards their care. If you can help ring 00357 26946461
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Some of the public have seen examples of animal cruelty but unfortunately there are worse cases which you cannot imagine brought into Paphiakos ! Over 30 years we have treated animals who have been shot in their eye/eyes, run over by cars, "people" have amputated the animal’s legs, animals with tumors, serious gangrene problems, skin problems, thrown like garbage, in plastic bags etc! We apologise for the cruel images you are going to see, but it's time for the cruel reality to come to light.
We need your help in order to be able to treat and save them, help them move on to the future and leave behind their past. We need your donations and your support, to enable us to continue our work to help them.
Also, this is for the people who have judged Paphiakos over the years so they can see the dreadful situations of animal abuse we face every day. Animal cruelty at its worst level.
The money we receive from donations, sponsorships and REHOMING goes toward the pets you re-home, for them to be healthy and help care for the thousands of rescued animals well being. Many of which, need operations, antibiotics,
medical treatment (short or long recovery) medical care, first aid etc. and of course, restore and to be able to maintain their good health, provide food and shelter until they find their forever homes.
Animal Lovers thank you for your support all these years. Please continue supporting us and helping us saving the animals of this Island.
THE CRUELTY, THE ABUSE SOME PEOPLE ARE CAPABLE OF IS UNIMAGINABLE... PLEASE SHARE EVERYONE, FOR ALTHOUGH THERE ARE NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE THE PHOTOS BELOW, WE NEED THE WORLD TO SEE WHAT IS GOING ON...
At 10.00 am Saturday 17th Jan we were informed a cat had been skinned from its neck downwards including its front legs with just some fur on the end of its body and its tail. The head although still covered in fur is a complete mess and blood leaking from nose, mouth, eyes and ears. This cat is a black and white Persian and was found hanging by one back leg.
It was found was at the Futsal (playground for football) at Kolon, a small village next to Geroskipou. The cat is now at Paphiakos and we have photographs of the place where the cat was found and the condition of the cat. Despite working for Paphiakos for many years, the people who saw the poor soul said they have never seen such cruelty bestowed upon any animal, and they cannot imagine how much pain that poor cat went through before death finally claimed it.
Another terrible cruelty case arrived in the Paphiakos Clinic!
We are very low on funds, this poor dog deserves a chance. A terrible cruelty case that survived near death but now needs specialist surgery, we just do not have the funds, please help. even 5 euros will go a long way Thank you for your support from all of us at Paphiakos. Sad News!
We have to report the sad news that the dog almost ready to undergo surgery, has sadly died. €96.00 of the total collected so far has been used for treatments already administrated. Please read the following report from the vet explaining the dogs condition...
Large breed dog ( Caucasian) was presented in our clinic , 15/07/14. The dog was in an obvious bad state. The most obvious reason for his physical malaise was a very large complicated infected wound. The clinical examination revealed mild fever 39.5, fast heart rate, pale membranes and very weak pulses. These findings in combination with the fact that during his first blood examination a marked neutrophilia was found raising suspicions that the dog suffered from septicaemia. The wound margins began from above the ear and continued ventrally to the thorax. It was covering approximately 25% of the body surface area. The wound was very infected and many fly larvae (maggots) were found. It was calculated that during the first wound cleaning 200 maggots were retrieved!. Many maggots were not able to be removed because they remained hidden in the crypts (holes) they were buried very deep inside the body of the dog. The wound was cleaned thoroughly with Beda tine scrub solutions and ivermectin plus antibiotics were given. During the whole treatment the dog was supported with iv fluid replacement.
The wound was thoroughly cleaned twice a day . All the maggots were removed and the wound appeared to be cleaned. However, the physical state of the dog began to deteriorate. He never regained a normal appetite and he was unwilling to walk, he did not urinate in spite of the large volume of fluids he received. The kidney parameters were slightly increased and leismania test was negative.
Sadly the dog passed away quietly 18/07/14. His death was attributed to his bad physical condition and to the toxins the abundant maggots produced to an already fragile organism.
For the time being your kind donations will be held in the Paypal account so your contributions will not be in vain, varying cruelty cases come in tragically, on too often a basis, as the harsh reality has shown us all of late. Hopefully with your permissions we can utilize your donations on another justifying case .Thank you for your understanding
GOVERNMENT, IT’S UP TO YOU NOW!
WHAT MORE REASON AND PROOF DO WE NEED TO BRING THE OWNER TO JUSTICE?!?
These images show the mere beginning of what has been happening since Paphiakos has stopped taking rescues in, due to lack of FUNDING AND SPACE. This tortured dog – privately owned!!! - was abandoned at the shelter gates in the middle of the night, still alive but in the WORST condition possible. With severe hair loss, claws never cut, full of ticks and with puss in her eyes and elsewhere! After data and microchip scan “Princess”, as she was called, had to be euthanized on the spot due to the terrible state she was in and even this procedure was difficult to administrate. Darling Princess, now you are at peace and away from all the harm you must have endured during your life… Like Billy, like Martha, like all the many-many others that suffered like you have, dear Princess, it is with anger, pain and sadness, but with determination that we now put this matter into the hands of the authorities, that have both the means and the ways to bring your “owners” and torturers to a long awaited justice.