|Back again - having been to Poland
We have met some wonderful people and some wonderful dogs and this time even cats! Extraordinary people who dedicate so much of their time, sometimes their whole life, to helping animals in need! People with warm hearts They are all doing such a wonderful job We who try to support them are honoured to do so!!!
This time we were picked up at the airport by Justyna Orlinska who is
a volunteer at the cat shelter, "Koci Swiat" (Cat World) just
outside Warsaw. Thank you for driving us and also for your apple tarts
Justyna! Kasia Strzelecka, the founder of the shelter, takes care of 180
cats, 16 dogs and two goats
The bottom floor of the house has four
rooms for healthy cats; even in the kitchen there are cats - they jump
on top of the kitchen cupboards like cheetahs! All the cats look healthy,
some have runny noses and most of the cats are quite calm as we move from
room to room. All cats are spayed and neutered, wormed and vaccinated
and they all look healthy; some have runny noses. Most cats are quite
calm as we move from room to room. There is a cat flap from one of the
rooms; so all healthy cats can come and go to and from the big garden
that is surrounded by a high wall. There are some large wooden constructions
in the garden for cats to climb.
The two goats have shiny coats but are very cautious; Kasia found them chained to a tree in the middle of the village, without food, emaciated. Now they munch all there is
When we come back to the kitchen we are being served coffee and apple tarts! Under a chair lies a small, very scared dog; his hind legs partly paralyzed after a car accident. Despite that he moves around quite quickly when he later accompanies us out into the front yard On the sofa, very close to Kasias legs; really snuggling up to her, is a dog they call Killer - because he bites anyone one who tries to touch him bad experiences with humans most probably - but he wants to be close to Kasia
The shelter has its own website where they advertise both cats and dogs
The sponsor dogs still need sponsoring - quite a few of them are old and some still very scared - most probably they will remain at the shelter for a long time, money is in great demand so keep sponsoring!!! Some new pictures and bits of news will soon be presented on the sponsor a dog side!
Most importantly we visit EMIR to meet the dogs that will hopefully find new homes in Sweden in the near future. No easy task - too many lovely dogs!!! Of course Krystyna, Tomasz, Anna and all the volunteers know the dogs best and we listen to them when "choosing" the dogs Dogs for adoption will appear on our website soon!
As always when we visit Poland, Anna invites us
to stay with her - this time she has one of Trusias puppies, Trepcio,
at her place. On Sunday afternoon he gets a home of his own! The same
evening Anna receives a mail from the family that Mr Puppy plays, eats
and sleeps in the bed! Good Luck little Puppy!