What to do if you want to help to sterilise/desex/neuter one of our islands strays.
Thank you so much for caring enough to find us here. So you have found a cat or dog and want to know how you can help to control the island animal population. Desexing is one of our priorities for obvious reasons and as a small group of volunteers, our main problem is finding hands to help and financing so we need every single one of our annual visitors to assist if possible.
We have three vets on the island who all work Monday to Friday 10am-2pm and 6pm-9pm. Please find a way to get the animal to one of our vets. If you can afford the treatment it would be greatly appreciated as we have to raise thousands of Euro each month. Ask the vets for a discount as the animal is not yours.
If you can afford the treatment it would be greatly appreciated as we have to raise thousands of Euro each month to help the animals. Ask the vets for a discount as the animal is not yours. Please do whatever you can.
If you can’t afford the treatment, please take the animal to the vet anyway and ask them to get permission from Mykonos Animal Welfare to do whatever it is that needs to be done.
Please note: Many of the vets may argue with you that we should wait until it is 17-18 weeks old before the kitten is neutered. While this may be their preference, it is not a practice that is followed internationally. Strays in the US, UK, Australia AND the EU are instructed by their appropriate veterinary authorisations to neuter kittens from the age of 8 weeks. The Federation of Veterinarians of Europe released this information pack about its position.
Every animal we save makes a difference. Thank you so much for caring.
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