Help for a 'stray' cat

Published in Forum items

My friend and I visited Hvar over the weekend. During our stay we met a street cat that we grew very attached of each other. 

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.

The cat roams on Ivana Bozitkovica a lot. She can usually be seen before noon and after dark. She is very vocal when she sees people she would come out and greet them. I’ve attached a few pictures of her.
VL, Germany, e-mail January 6th 2015

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.

If you are sure, having asked around, that the cat has no owner, then there is no problem with you coming back for a few days and sorting out the export necessities. If you are not sure, we would need to try to check on the cat and see if the neighbours can tell us about it.
Eco Hvar e-mail January 6th 2015

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!

VL e-mail January 7th 2015

A good outcome! We are delighted that this story has a happy sequel. Some cats need to stay in their own environment, others, like Stella, the cat which went from Hvar Island to Canada, are best off finding a new life elsewhere. Eco Hvar is extremely grateful to all the people, locals and visitors, who want to make life better for the animals. Vivian Grisogono, President Eco Hvar
You are here: Home forum items Help for a 'stray' cat

Eco Environment News feeds

  • As part of efforts to tackle global heating, grants will be available for planting and three years’ care

    More than 130,000 trees are to be planted in English towns and cities over the next two years as part of the nation’s battle against global heating.

    The environment secretary, Michael Gove, will announce on Sunday that grants for the plantings will be made available through the Urban Tree Challenge Fund.

    Continue reading...

  • Experts agree that global heating of 4C by 2100 is a real possibility. The effects of such a rise will be extreme and require a drastic shift in the way we live

    Drowned cities; stagnant seas; intolerable heatwaves; entire nations uninhabitable… and more than 11 billion humans. A four-degree-warmer world is the stuff of nightmares and yet that’s where we’re heading in just decades.

    While governments mull various carbon targets aimed at keeping human-induced global heating within safe levels – including new ambitions to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 – it’s worth looking ahead pragmatically at what happens if we fail. After all, many scientists think it’s highly unlikely that we will stay below 2C (above pre-industrial levels) by the end of the century, let alone 1.5C. Most countries are not making anywhere near enough progress to meet these internationally agreed targets.

    Continue reading...

  • The climate crisis lawyer talks about the Extinction Rebellion protests and why the government must take action on the environment

    Farhana Yamin is an environmental lawyer who, over the past three decades, has worked on a number of international treaties, including the Paris climate agreement. She has represented small island nations threatened by the effects of global heating and recently took part in the Extinction Rebellion protests.

    How did you become politically interested in the environment?
    When I was about 20, 22 and qualifying as a lawyer. It was just before the Earth summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. I was already working for the small island states in the climate negotiations. And the climate change convention was adopted and the biodiversity convention was adopted. So all of these agreements were supposed to have sorted out the problem. It was a time when I was very optimistic about what law could do.

    Continue reading...

  • As sea levels rise, Fairbourne, sandwiched between mountains and the beach, is being returned to the waves. But where will its residents go?

    It is an almost perfect spring day. The sky is milky blue and there is barely a ripple on the mirror-flat expanse of Barmouth Bay. The sunshine is warm and the mountains are beginning to turn from slate-grey to luscious green. Bev Wilkins, a former businesswoman, launches a ball down the beach for her beloved German shepherd rescue dog, Lottie. In a blur of legs and black fur, the dog dashes into the frothy surf. “It is a lovely spot when the sun comes out,” she says, welcoming her dripping pet back with an affectionate rub. “Horrible when it rains.”

    Related:Tell us if your home is at risk from flooding or coastal erosion

    Continue reading...

  • Project hopes to identify best habitats for extraordinary creature more endangered than giant panda – and shed light on mysterious breeding location

    “That one is definitely over five years old, it could be eight to 10 years old,” shouts Dr Peter Walker, as a writhing 50cm long eel is scooped out of the River Tone near Taunton in Somerset. “This year or next I would expect this one to be on its merry way.”

    The European eel makes an extraordinary 6,000km (3,728-mile) journey to the Sargasso Sea in the north Atlantic to spawn, from where its larvae travel all the way back. Now scientists hope a new project may shed light on this still mysterious part of eels’ lifecycle, which could provide crucial help in protecting the species.

    Continue reading...

  • Governments of the world need to act. It’s time to speak to our planet with kindness before it’s too late

    All the raspy-voice myna birds have come here, to this old swamp, where the ghost swans now dance the yellow dust song cycles of drought. Around and around the dry swamp they go with their webbed feet stomping up the earth in a cloud of dust, and all the bits and pieces of the past unravelled from parched soil. The Swan Book, by Alexis Wright.

    A dense haze of smoke crawled over Melbourne and embraced us for a day in its lonely pilgrimage, inviting us to contemplate its mourning rite, its long prayer.

    Continue reading...

  • Campaigners say pharmacy chain should uphold promise to reduce plastic packaging

    The pharmacy chain Boots has come under fire for using plastic bags, rather than paper ones, to package some of its prescriptions.

    Environmental campaigners and customers criticised the firm, which signed up to a high-profile scheme to cut plastic packaging last year.

    Continue reading...

  • Exclusive:Comprehensive analysis finds harm from head to toe, including dementia, heart and lung disease, fertility problems and reduced intelligence

    Continue reading...

  • From now, house style guide recommends terms such as ‘climate crisis’ and ‘global heating’

    The Guardian has updated its style guide to introduce terms that more accurately describe the environmental crises facing the world.

    Instead of “climate change” the preferred terms are “climate emergency, crisis or breakdown” and “global heating” is favoured over “global warming”, although the original terms are not banned.

    Continue reading...

  • Debris on Cocos (Keeling) Islands was mostly bottles, cutlery, bags and straws, but also included 977,000 shoes, study says

    On the beaches of the tiny Cocos (Keeling) Islands, population 600, marine scientists found 977,000 shoes and 373,000 toothbrushes.

    Related:‘Monstrous’: Indigenous rangers’ struggle against the plastic ruining Arnhem Land beaches

    Continue reading...

Eco Health News feeds

Eco Nature News feeds