At Patras Port, Animalcouriers’ list of passengers from Greece was swelled with the arrival of two dogs, Kenny and Flossie, and seven cats, Minnie, Lucien, number 5, no-name kitty, and Willow with her kittens Jack and Tiger.

Kenny the English Setter was clever enough to find Martin and Tracey. It was love at first sight, and he's now on his way to rejoin them in the UK. Anastasia and Christos, shown here with Kenny, have been taking wonderful care of him while his travel from Greece was organised. In fact, such a strong bond was formed that Martin and Tracey nearly didn't get Kenny back! Kenny is joining three doggy sisters and the whole family is heading off to a new life in Spain.

Kenny the English Setter was clever enough to find Martin and Tracey. It was love at first sight, and he’s now on his way to rejoin them in the UK. Anastasia and Christos, shown here with Kenny, have been taking wonderful care of him while his travel from Greece was organised. In fact, such a strong bond was formed that Martin and Tracey nearly didn’t get Kenny back! Kenny is joining three doggy sisters and the whole family is heading off to a new life in Spain.

Flossie was a street dog who was taken in by animal charity The Ark. When Rebecca visited The Ark after losing her beloved greyhound, she found Flossie. The rest, as they say, is history, as these two clearly adore each other. They're now leaving the Greek sun behind for the cooler climate of Derby.

Flossie was a street dog who was taken in by animal charity The Ark. When Rebecca visited The Ark after losing her beloved greyhound, she found Flossie. The rest, as they say, is history, as these two clearly adore each other. They’re now leaving the Greek sun behind for the cooler climate of Derby.

Pretty tortoiseshell cat Minnie belongs to Helen, and accompanied Helen when she moved from the UK to Greece. Now on the way back to the UK, Minnie is travelling with…

Pretty tortoiseshell cat Minnie belongs to Helen, and accompanied Helen when she moved from the UK to Greece. Now on the way back to the UK, Minnie is travelling with…

…Lucien, a great big handsome teddy bear of a cat adopted by Helen in Greece. However, Helen tends to shorten his name to 'Lucy' which doesn't do much for his masculinity!

…Lucien, a great big handsome teddy bear of a cat adopted by Helen in Greece. However, Helen tends to shorten his name to ‘Lucy’ which doesn’t do much for his masculinity!

This little chap also belongs to Helen. He's one of a litter of six produced by a wandering cat living quite comfortably in a stableyard. No-one at the yard was able to adopt the kittens so, to avoid getting too emotionally involved, they numbered them 1 to 6 instead of giving them names. The mother cat did a great job of bringing up her kittens, and took them for longer and longer walks as part of their training for the wider world. Eventually they all left home except number 5, who decided to stay put. Unfortunately, he was attacked by a pack of feral dogs who badly injured his front right leg. Helen took him to the vet, where his paw had to be amputated. At which point Helen suddenly realised she'd ended up adopting him! And although he acquired the name Pendy along the way, to Helen he's still number 5.

This little chap also belongs to Helen. He’s one of a litter of six produced by a wandering cat living quite comfortably in a stableyard. No-one at the yard was able to adopt the kittens so, to avoid getting too emotionally involved, they numbered them 1 to 6 instead of giving them names. The mother cat did a great job of bringing up her kittens, and took them for longer and longer walks as part of their training for the wider world. Eventually they all left home except number 5, who decided to stay put. Unfortunately, he was attacked by a pack of feral dogs who badly injured his front right leg. Helen took him to the vet, where his paw had to be amputated. At which point Helen suddenly realised she’d ended up adopting him! And although he acquired the name Pendy along the way, to Helen he’s still number 5.

No-name kitty was one of four kittens found in a garden by Kathy when she was on holiday in Kefalonia. She couldn't bear to leave them struggling to survive, so decided to adopt them. While Kathy was arranging their travel to join her in York, Eva from a local cat rescue organisation kept an eye on them. Unfortunately, three of the kittens disappeared, and only this handsome young ginger-and-white is now making the trip with Animalcouriers. We can only hope and pray the other three are ok and making their way in life.

No-name kitty was one of four kittens found in a garden by Kathy when she was on holiday in Kefalonia. She couldn’t bear to leave them struggling to survive, so decided to adopt them. While Kathy was arranging their travel to join her in York, Eva from a local cat rescue organisation kept an eye on them. Unfortunately, three of the kittens disappeared, and only this handsome young ginger-and-white is now making the trip with Animalcouriers. We can only hope and pray the other three are ok and making their way in life.

No-name Kitty gets a farewell cuddle from Eva.

No-name Kitty gets a farewell cuddle from Eva.

Willow in front of her kittens Jack (aka Liquorice) L and Tiger R. This little family were found by Tegan and Tony while they were on holiday, but no-one they approached locally could take them on. An 11th-hour appeal to Elaine and Bohdan, an amazing couple who help many strays in the Ermioni area>/A>,  resulted in these three being scooped up into their tender temporary care, while Tegan and Tony arranged their travel to join them in Glasgow, Scotland. Although rather feral at first, these three have come on brilliantly after spending several weeks living with all the other rescue animals looked after by Elaine and Bohdan.

Willow in front of her kittens Jack (aka Liquorice) L and Tiger R. This little family were found by Tegan and Tony while they were on holiday, but no-one they approached locally could take them on. An 11th-hour appeal to Elaine and Bohdan, an amazing couple who help many strays in the Ermioni area, resulted in these three being scooped up into their tender temporary care, while Tegan and Tony arranged their travel to join them in Glasgow, Scotland. Although rather feral at first, these three have come on brilliantly after spending several weeks living with all the other rescue animals looked after by Elaine and Bohdan.