The distressed, injured or cruelly treated cats of Kefalos have a sanctuary with Michaela and Kelvin, a safe and secure place where they receive care and affection. Here the cats find, not just medical attention, but love and respect.
The village of Kefalos is located on top of a huge rocky escarpment at the southwest tip of the Greek island of Kos. Together with the community of Kamari Bay they form a very popular destination for tourists from all over Europe.
However, in common with most of the Greek islands, there is a large feral and abandoned cat population. Looking after these strays, particularly in the off-season, is a full time task. Whilst there are some Greek and expatriate residents who help with the task of feeding, all of the medical care and rehabilitation of the resident population is provided all year round by Kittys of Kefalos.
Kittys of Kefalos is the only registered cat charity on the whole island and is run solely by dedicated husband and wife team, Michaela and Kelvin Whaley. It operates a 24 hour, 365 day call out service in aid of sick or injured strays. Aside from the welfare and medical rehabilitation of the cats, one of Kittys highest priorities is sterilisation to at least limit the number of new generations.
Michaela and Kelvin would like to thank GCWS whose support has enabled the sterilisation of a number of cats. Working with GCWS will hopefully bring wider exposure to Kittys of Kefalos and help raise donations particularly during the summer season.
The ideal situation for Michaela and Kelvin would be to nurse all the animals back to optimal health and find them each a loving forever home. While this does happen regularly with cats finding new homes across Europe, some of their charges are so damaged in one way or another that they will stay in the loving care of Kittys of Kefalos until they eventually cross the Rainbow Bridge.
Kittys is supported solely by donations from the public.
Kelvin Whaley, Kefalos Post, Kefalos, Kos, Greece 85301
Please always put Kelvin’s mobile number on all parcels (0030)6997252523
Heaven holds a very special place for those who care for animals.