It sounds crazy but I am looking for options to adopt her. I did a bit of research and came across Eco-Hvar. After reading a few articles I realized we are not only tourists compassionate about these strayed animals, and there are successful stories of non-local adopting animals from Hvar. This has lighten my hope and I really appreciated you guys put up these articles. I live in Germany and I am writing to you in hope that you can give me some help or point me to the right direction. I am willing to go back to Hvar and bring the cat back with me but without local’s help it would be extremely difficult. If Eco-Har is willing to help please let me know. In return I would like to help Eco-Hvar to continue works for the good cause. We can discuss this in details.
Eco Hvar's Response: How very kind of you to want to help this beautiful cat. She is obviously very tame, and used to people.
The process of adopting is very simple: she needs to go to the vet to have the vaccinations and get a pet passport, then she can leave the country. The vet is in Stari Grad, and is well experienced in these formalities.
My one query is, are you sure this cat is a stray? She looks quite well fed, and may have an owner - or even several. It is common for cats to look to other people to provide food for them, even when they are perfectly well fed by their owner(s). I know mine do, and I understand that for them it is a safety net, in case for some reason I disappear or stop feeding them.
You are right. I asked the owner of my short stay and she confirmed the cat belongs to one of her neighbors. I am glad you brought this up. I almost stole someone’s pet! Knowing she has an owner puts my mind at ease, and I learned something valuable through you guys, too!