Animalcouriers met up with Cordelia from Nine Lives Greece in Athens Central Park. She brought Melassa and Oscar to us for their journey to their forever homes in the UK.
Once these two cats were settled into our van — where they joined Matilda whose trip had already started — we went on to the Filozoikos Shelter to collect our doggy passengers.
We were greeted by a table full of breakfast delights and freshly brewed coffee. Kiki told us over breakfast that they have 120 dogs for rehoming at the moment, plus two recently dumped litters of puppies.
Once everyone was on board, we headed to the port for our ferry to Italy, where everything ground to a halt, owing to new paperwork requirements that were brought in by the Greek authorities in February. (We’ll be posting more detail on this in the next blog.) Right now, we’re in the process of working our way through it, to ensure we can deliver all these lovely animals to their forever homes in the UK.