Cali, Scali and Miski are back home in Crete; and Matilda has joined our trip

Yesterday was Clean Monday — the first day of Lent — and a holiday in Greece. Traditionally people fly kites and eat simple food on the beach. Unfortunately, it was absolutely pouring with rain, so there wasn't much of either activity going on. Animalcouriers arrived early at the Greek port of Igoumenitsa following our crossing from Italy. We drove off towards Piraeus port, calling in at Lefkas en route to collect Jennifer's cat Matilda. Then we had an overnight crossing to Crete, where we reunited Cali, Scali and Miski with Sheila. Courier M carried Miski and Scali into the house [...]

By |2016-10-17T10:51:48+01:00Tuesday, March 4, 2014|animal transportation, on the road, pet travel by road|0 Comments

Rescuing baby badgers

At this time of year badgers, like many other animals, are giving birth to their young. Courier R, who in his spare time is chair of the East Surrey Badger Protection Society (ESBPS), was recently called by some builders who had accidentally excavated a badger sett while digging out a swimming pool at a house in Oxted in Surrey. Courier R collected the tiny badger cubs and took them to Wildlife Aid in Leatherhead, where they are now being cared for. As they are so young, the prognosis for their survival is 50/50. All photos © The Wildlife Aid Foundation March 2014

By |2016-10-17T10:51:48+01:00Tuesday, March 4, 2014|animal rescue|48 Comments

A new home in the UK for Melassa’s golden years

Tomorrow Animalcouriers will be collecting cats from Nine Lives Greece and dogs from the Filozoikos shelter, all of whom are on their way to new homes in the UK. Here, Cordelia from Nine Lives Greece tells us about Melassa, who has a new home waiting with Jackie: "Melassa (which means Molasses in Greek) is a beautiful plump middle-aged tortie who was left as a kitten in the National Gardens in central Athens. Ever since then, every day of the year, come rain or shine, volunteer feeders from Nine Lives Greece have fed this gentle, shy little girl, along with the [...]

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