Welcome to the Argos Sanctuary

We provide a lifeline from the streets to the safety of our shelter. Help us to protect them, care for them and reach our goal of finding each animal a loving new home.

We can not do this alone so help us give them the chance they deserve by donating to the Argos Sanctuary.

You can donate now using PayPal button or directly into our bank (see details on the 'HELP US' page). We can not survive without your support, every little bit makes a huge difference so help us to help them now. Thank you.


Shock! - Billy a stray dog in Protaras thrown into a cardboard crushing machine.

Today, the whole island is in a state of shock at the news of a small stray dog whose presence apparently was bothering the hotel's management and the manager gave orders to the staff to get rid of the dog. The employees chased and caught the dog and promptly threw it into the cardboard crushing machine. Passing tourists terrified and confused heard the despairing cries of the poor little dog and witnessed the horrifying spectacle and managed to remove the dog.
Billy is now in the clinic in critical condition and the vets do not hold out much hope. She has been placed on a drip and had full blood tests which show that she is anaemic. They have not x-rayed her yet to see if any bones are broken because of her critical condition.
The police were at the veterinary clinic today and have taken photographs of Billy to start an investigation.
This horrific treatment of a stray animal has reverberated throughout the island and has left all of us shaking with anger because of the apathy of the relevant authorities to carry out their legal responsibilities. The public has long awaited a proper service for the control of abandoned pets and insists that the government authorities establish a proper animal control unit that will respond to the calls for controlling stray animals and not leaving them prey to sadistic people to deal with their unwanted presence.

Stella.

Σοκ!  Ζωντανός σκύλος πετάχτηκε σε μηχανή σύνθλιψης χαρτοκιβωτίων στον Πρωταρα.

Άλλη μια απαράδεκτη συμπεριφορά απέναντι σε ζώο, η οποία διασύρει την Κύπρο στο εξωτερικό, καταγγέλλει το Κόμμα για τα Ζώα Κύπρου.
Διευθυντής ξενοδοχείου στον Πρωταρά έδωσε οδηγίες σε δύο υπαλλήλους του ξενοδοχείου να ξεφορτωθούν τη μικρή αδέσποτη σκυλίτσα, ονόματι Μπίλη.
Οι υπάλληλοι καταδίωξαν το σκυλάκι και όταν την συνέλαβαν την έριξαν ζωντανή μέσα στη μηχανή σύνθλιψης χαρτοκιβωτίων. Τουρίστες που ήταν κοντά έγιναν μάρτυρες αυτής της αποκρουστικής και βάρβαρης συμπεριφοράς. Το ζώο κραύγαζε απελπισμένα ενώ οι τουρίστες έντρομοι και συγχυσμένοι κατάφεραν και έβγαλαν από την μηχανή το αθώο πλάσμα.
Η σκυλίτσα βρίσκεται σε ιδιωτική κλινική σε πολύ κρίσιμη κατάσταση και της δίνονται οι πρώτες βοήθειες και είναι άγνωστο εάν τα καταφέρει να ζήσει.


Billy.

Our overseas supporters.

May is a popular month for visitors to Cyprus because of the mild weather conditions and this May we have been very happy to welcome our UK friends who continue their support of the shelter in their own individual way.
In the photo from the right is Lorraine Jackson, her husband and friends, Steve and Eunice Ashford. I would like to add that whilst visiting the shelter, Steve and Eunice fell in love with one of the dogs and have now adopted Olga who will be ready to join them back home at the end of June.
Lorraine started the Iris handmade cards and whilst in Cyprus, passed on her skills to other volunteers to carry on making these cards for the benefit of the shelter.
Lorraine went back to the UK last year but she has not forgotten the Cyprus strays and is fundraising by selling her handmade cards in the UK and is also in the process of having canvas carrier bags printed with our logo as another fundraising item.
Lorraine has taken many photos of the shelter and its new additions to add to her growing album on the Argos shelter. This information is passed on to other sources for enlightenment and support.

What can we say but a humble thank you to them for their generous support and faith in our common mission. Stella.

ΥΠΟΣΤΗΡΙΚΤΕΣ ΑΠΟ ΤΟ ΕΞΩΤΕΡΙΚΟ

Ο Μάιος είναι δημοφιλής μήνας για επισκέπτες στην Κύπρο λόγω του ήπιου καιρού και αυτόν τον Μάιο υποδεκτήκαμε με πολλή χαρά τους φίλους μας από το Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο, οι οποίοι παρέχουν συνεχή στήριξη στο καταφύγιο με το δικό τους τρόπο. Στη φωτογραφία είναι (από τα δεξιά) η Lorraine Jackson, ο σύζυγός της, και οι φίλοι τους, Steve και Eunice Ashford. Θα ήθελα να προσθέσω ότι κατά την επίσκεψή τους στο καταφύγιο ο Steve και η Eunice «ερωτεύτηκαν» και υιοθέτησαν την 'Ολγα, έναν από τους σκύλους μας. Η Όλγα θα είναι έτοιμη να τους συναντήσει στο σπίτι τους στο τέλος του Ιούνη. Η Lorraine ξεκίνησε της χειροποίητες κάρτες Iris και καθώς ήταν στην Κύπρο έδειξε σε εθελοντές πώς να τις φτιάχνουν προς όφελος του καταφυγίου. Η Lorraine επέστρεψε στο ΗΒ πέρσι αλλά δεν ξέχασε ποτέ τα αδέσποτα ζώα της Κύπρου και συγκεντρώνει χρήματα για αυτά από τις πωλήσεις των χειροποίητων καρτών της στο ΗΒ. Παράλληλα βρίσκεται στη διαδικασία εκτύπωσης πάνινων τσαντών για ψώνια με το σήμα μας, από τις πωλήσεις των οποίων θα συγκεντρωθούν επιπρόσθετα χρήματα για το καταφύγιο. Η Lorraine έβγαλε πολλές φωτογραφίες του καταφύγιου και των νέων του κατοίκων για το άλμπουμ της, το οποίο χρησιμοποιά για διαφώτιση άλλων ατόμων και υποστήριξη για το καταφύγιο.

Τι μπορούμε να πούμε εκτός από ένα ταπεινό ευχαριστώ για τη γενναιόδωρη στήριξή τους και την πίστη τους στον κοινό μας σκοπό. Στέλλα.


Right to left is Lorraine Jackson, her husband and friends, Steve and Eunice Ashford.

A.F.C.C. P Launches

The Argos Famagusta Cat Care Project (A.F.C.C.P) is a project that was first conceived back in 2011 as part of the various animal welfare activities of the Argos Organisation in the Famagusta area.   The projects aim was primarily to address the over population of cat colonies in hotels and to help hoteliers manage these colonies humanely.  For a project of this scale to get off the ground it requires the dedication of volunteers and so with the established network of supporters at the Argos Sanctuary we were delighted that volunteer Lyn Gandy has taken the initiative to head this project and steer it forward along with a small team that include partner Martin Dickerson and fellow animal welfare campaigners, Julie Souter and Jo Bell. 

After several lukewarm responses from hoteliers, we were delighted when Tracey Steele who represents one of UK’s largest tour operators sent out an email to her many contacts asking them to consider the proposal.  It worked and soon we had confirmation emails from many expressing an interest to participate. 

Over the winter months two hotels in Ayia Napa committed to our project, first the Atlantica Sun Garden followed shortly by the Alion Beach Hotel and this has been very successful. 

The volunteers trap the cats, take them for sterilisation and return them to the hotel colony.  A feeding station and shelter has been set up by the volunteers (funded by the hotel, as is the sterilisation of their cat colony) within the hotel grounds so that the cats will not need to wander into the restaurants and kitchens looking for food.    We are hopeful that many more hoteliers will come on board when they see the advantages of controlling humanely their cat population, their promotion as such on our social media platforms, on Trip Advisor and through the press.  We also believe that tourists will show the hotels involved their support and already tourists at the Atlantica Sun Garden have funded the spaying of a further cat plus medical attention that was needed by a cat that seemingly had given birth to still born kittens

We will update regularly on new hotels joining the scheme and hope that our followers will in turn show support to these hotels. As always we are looking for more volunteers to help with the scheme.


The cat shelter and feeding station at the Atlantica Sun Garden.

Another chance to be part of something special.

Photographer and friend of Argos Christalla Kyriacou is once again putting her extraordinary talents to good use by giving a lucky few the chance to become part of her Portraits for Life project

Sponsored by FotoCine the exclusive sittings will take place on May 24th . Models  will have the chance to be photographed with their pets giving them a precious and unique keepsake

For details contact Christalla on 99566916


Thank you Chrystalla for your friendship, for your love of animals and for your constant support of the shelter.


Chrystalla has a Bachelor of Applied Arts Image Arts (Photography)
Ryerson Polytechnic University, Toronto, Canada, and MA Visual Arts
University of the Arts London Camberwell London, England
And you can contact her on her website  www.christallak.com


Help stop Vivisection!

Please, Cyprus has no quota of signatures against vivisection, make your move in groups, email, etc etc, there are only a few days, Please Put on your FB pages. Signatures papers on secure signatures to the European Union website wherever you can is very urgent and very important.
Please click on the link below to help us stop vivisection.

http://www.stopvivisection.eu/en/content/signatures

The Hill's Recovery Area ...Update.


For the past few months Hills Pet Nutrition have been sponsoring a small area of our cattery that s home to just 12 cats with special diet needs. All our cats in here have improved ten fold after being given a special diet but three cats continued to have occasional bouts of diarrhoea . Last month we decided to trial these three cats on special z/d a food specifically with cats who have allergies.


Hey Presto !! Tommy, Maggie May and Darwin and now tucking into their special meals with no stomach
issues to report at all. Once again thank you to Hills Pet Nutrition Cyprus.


Argos URGENT Appeal.

Dear Friends
For the past few weeks now, the world has witnessed the terrible situation happening in Cyprus . It has seen people whose savings have been plundered and in the wake of such national catastrophe, animal suffering and needs are more than ever pushed into the background and shelters are being driven to the brink of closure.
Many of those who have loyally supported the Argos shelter in the past are now unable to do so as, like everyone else on this island, many have lost not only their savings but have had salary cutbacks and lost their jobs. Many might not understand that in such difficult times we are seeking aid for animals when there are families who line up at the soup kitchens ,but at Argos it is our duty and moral responsibility to continue to protect those animals in our care and to fight for their future.
Donations have dried up and we are left alone to try and find new avenues to raise money in order to continue our mission of helping more than 300 animals that have found refuge, peace and companionship at the Argos shelter and the many more that will inevitably follow in these difficult times.
We are appealing to our friends and supporters around the world for support in this time of the shelter’s great need. If our many Facebook friends and followers could commit to just €2 a month this would provide the lifeline to help the shelter survive. Please as always "Share" our appeal amongst your Facebook friends or consider a donation no matter how small to help us save our shelter .

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Announcement.

Cyprus Airways has once again come forward in support of animal welfare conceding a 30% discount on the freight for all shelter animals travelling to their new homes abroad.
We would like to thank CY for this unprecedented gesture of support.


AΝΑΚΟΙΝΩΣΗ.

Οι Κυπριακές Αερογραμμές για μία ακόμα φορά υποστηρίζουν τις Φιλοζωικές Οργανώσεις προσφέροντας 30% έκπτωση στο ναύλο, για αποστολές ζώων από τα καταφύγια, στα νέα τους σπίτια στο εξωτερικό. Η Φωνή για τα Ζώα της Κύπρου ευχαριστεί θερμά την εταιρεία για την υποστήριξη της. 

      



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