What if “your” Santorini cat is FIV+ (cat “aids”)?
You have started to get involved with the cat and now you have to decide what's best:
Euthanasia (for extreme cases only!)
Please make sure to educate yourself on your cat's health condition as not all diseases are contagious or should be an issue for adoption. We have a lot of happy end stories with FIV and FELV strays!
There are so many cats and kittens found in garbage bins who cannot be returned to the streets of Santorini! Adoption is their only chance! Contact us if you want to adopt one of our rescues. Note: There is no cat shelter on Santorini and all our rescues are in foster homes.
If you found a stray that you want to take home, we will do our very best to help YOU & YOUR CAT/S as much as possible but please consider the following costs:
STERILA special package (mandatory for traveling) includes: chip, passport, tests, vaccine, deworm, deflea
3EUR/day or a least a donation
for fostering during rehab or until the cat can travel (incl. all vet-transfers done by volunteers / FYI: pet-hotel costs 5-8EUR/day)
TRAVEL COSTS for person
we are trying to reduce costs by teaming up parents, volunteer’s flights etc.: STILL: the parents must mainly cover escort flying costs or fly themselves
TRAVEL COSTS for cat
depending on airline, season etc.: 60-100 EURO for cat in cabin and 100 EUR for 1 box in-hold (2 cats maximum inside)
If you CANNOT cover the expenses for your rescue cat: You will directly endanger the future of STERILA, the only cat aid, as all our funding goes directly to support local sterilizations, TNR week campaigns, expenses for rescued cats, and to buy food for feeding points for cat colonies around the island. Thank you for your understanding!
Make sure to do the below steps at the beginning of your stay:
Note: Visit our Contact page to find suggested veterinary clinics in Santorini.
We have lost cats during and after travel to their forever homes as all vets focused on outside injuries (mainly leg injuries). PLEASE READ THIS DOCUMENT FOR FURTHER ADVICE/INFORMATION -- CLICK THIS LINK TO DOWNLOAD