7 August 2014

Cats of Corfu.....

There were a lot of kitties and I worried so much for them. Everywhere we went we saw them. I think that there is no TNR program and the kitties are left to their own devices. We saw some evidence of people feeding them and we never actually saw any that looked thin and very hungry but I did worry that what happens out of season when there are no restaurants etc.

                   We were out for a walk on the cliff top and out popped this little one from the reeds.

                                        I looked in the reeds and saw another one sleeping.
                                          Then I saw another.
                                            And another..
                                            Two came out..

                                               Then three. I worried a lot about this family. Barrie said there was containers were someone had taken food. Hopefully they will continue to do so.
                                      We walked past this spare ground every night on the way to eat. There were many living here and we did see them eating from packages that someone took to them and again they did not look thin or hungry.
                                      They are eating from a package.
                                 We were up in the old village and saw these peeping at us. Can you spot them..

                          Every night I shared my meal with two kitties that were always at the restaurant. This one was very pregnant and looked about ready to have her kittens. She ate a large proportion of my meal every night.

                                       This is the other one and she was pretty..

                                         Another one while walking.
                                Back up in the old village there were many window ledge kitties.

                                       He was a cutie...

                                   He wouldn't look at me..
                                  These two didn't want to pose either..
                                              He was gorgeous and just sat and looked at me ..

                                            Not so sure but not afraid..
                                All the last ones were up in the old village and that is were people live all year round. I saw no evidence there of hungry cats and they were all quite unafraid. In fact although there were a lot everywhere they all looked in quite good condition and were not afraid of people at all. Perhaps I am worrying needlessly. I hope so.
                                         Hope you enjoyed seeing some of the many kitties I saw.


Deb said...

Oh my goodness, Carol. I understand your concern. I think I would lose weight there as I would be giving away all my food. I'll pray that they are all in good hands. Deb

Brian said...

They are all adorable, poor sweeties.

Terri said...

This is one of those instances where TNR would be helpful. I'm glad people are feeding them.

Madi and Mom said...

OMCs there were a lot of kitties wandering about. They surely look healthy....I cannot imagine there being no TNR
program but as you said w that many it is pretty obvious.
Great photos
Madi and mom
Ps the kitty on the dill with the black tail looked very much like a Siamese

Vanessa Morgan said...

Oftentimes these tourist spots have shelters that feed the kitties and take care of them. If not, chances are they won't survive the winter season :-(

Fuzzy Tales said...

No, I can't think there'd be a TNR program. At least they're being fed. Fingers and paws crossed for them all.

I think that would be one of the most difficult things about traveling -- the different ideas about cats (and dogs), the different regard for them, for lack of a better word. Bad enough here in the west, specifically North America, since I live in Canada. At least most cities have TNR programs -- or are trying to establish them. Hard going, a drop in the bucket, but still doing *something*.

Anyway, other than the worry about the cat colonies, I hope your holiday was lovely!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

We HOPE that they will try to control the population. That is kinda SAD.

Dory and the Mama said...

So very sad...we see the same thing with dogs in Central America when we travel. I hope those adorable little ones will be taken care of.

GreatGranny said...

I'm so glad they're being fed, so precious.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Wow, that's a lot of cats!!! We loved seeing them, especially the babies. Hope they are all well cared for.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

meowmeowmans said...

SO sweet. We feel so bad that there are no TNR programs there, though.

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Purring for all these sweet little ones.

Sparkle said...

Aw, now you have my human worried too - not about them lacking food, since that seems to be taken care of, but that there doesn't seem to be a TNR program and that just can't end well.

The Furries of Whisppy said...

It's probably something like the cats on the Cat Island in Japan. No evidence of them being TNR'd but they are all healthy and well fed. We should probably look at that bit and be grateful that they are being looked after and treated well (the part where they seem unafraid of humans is very telling, in a positive way). :)

I have always wanted to visit Corfu after I read about it in Gerald Durrell's books.

Hannah and Lucy said...

What a lot of lovely pictures on GJ's blog this week and it was so good to see the cats getting food from somewhere. There must have been a very caring local person looking after them.
Take care.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Katiez Furry Mewz said...

Thanks for stopping by and liking Mom's not a cat photo. And all those kitties in Corfu. We am furry thankful that they are looked after and not hurted. We will purr fur them when we say our night night purrayers.

-Oreo, Laura Belle
and the Katie Katz.

Caren Gittleman said...

The situation there is AWFUL for feral cats. There is a cat blogger that lives in Greece that has blogged about it for years. Sadly, she hasn't updated her blog since April, but here is the link for you to read some of her MANY and BEAUTIFUL posts. http://godslittlepeople.blogspot.com/

Kari said...

Caren is right about the awful situation. Please read the blog
Caren mentioned above. The lady so loves the ferals and tries to help them find homes.