Paxos Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) specific objectives are to increase veterinary care on Paxos, continue to support winter feeding of the island's cats and to pursue our education programme.
PAWS was founded by Lindsay Geddes and Linda Parker in 2005 and since then has succeeded in making a substantial difference to animal welfare on Paxos.
Since Linda retired in 2011, PAWS is currently run by its Director Lindsay Geddes from her home in Sussex, England.
Vet arrangements at the PAWS clinic
Nefeli Damigou will return from November 2016 to April 2017 and again from June 2017 until the end of the year.
Russell Lyon will work at the clinic every Wednesday & Thursday during May
3rd,4th,10th,11th,17th,18th,24th,25th,31st & June 1st
Nefeli Damigou will work at the clinic on the May 22nd & 23rd from 10am - 5pm.
She will also work with Russell on the 24th & 25th
Vet nurses Kim Pearce and Claire Roberts sponsored by WVS assisted Nefeli between 28th March & 1st April - see their report under News & Events
2017 NEWSLETTER NOW PUBLISHED
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Andrea Rhodes (PAWS volunteer vet) and Lindsay Geddes (Director of PAWS) were delighted to have completed a 30km charity walk in aid of PAWS on Saturday May 13th. The walk was organised by ‘Just Walking’ and the picture shows Andrea & Lindsay at the end of their walk with their medals. It was the first 30k that Andrea has walked so understandably she was very pleased with her achievement. Although Lindsay is a seasoned walker, she fractured her ankle at Easter and wasn't sure whether 4 weeks was adequate recovery time. However, beautiful sunshine, stunning scenery over the Sussex Downs and great camaraderie were sufficient inspiration for both. Finally any doubts that they wouldn't be able to fulfill the challenge were dispelled when reading a notice at the halfway toilet stop that said:
'If Donald Trump can get to the White House, YOU can get to the finish!'
If you would like to donate to the PAWS charity walk, please go to the PayPal donate button on the 'Contact Us' page. All money collected will go towards supplies for the PAWS veterinary clinic in Magazia.
Director's report - November update 2016 - see News & Events
Andrea Rhodes report 2016 - see News & Events
Mike & Mandy's report 2016 - see News & Events
Russell's report 2016 - see News & Events
Spithas saved February 2017 - see under News & Events
France-Hayhurst Grant received for equipment - see fund raising
Roof repairs supported by Dogs Trust in 2016 - see News & Events
PAWS would sincerely like to thank all the tourists and locals on Paxos who donate so generously and we are delighted that our work is so much appreciated. Thanks to everyone's support, PAWS is looking forward to a successful long term future on Paxos.