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SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER ISSUE NO. 59 Donations 4 Successful Rehoming 7 Kennel Chat 12 Sponsor a Dog 17 Dog Diseases 24 PAWS Platter 25 Friends of CAPCA 27 REGULAR FEATURES PAWS DOG SHELTER PAPHOS Cyprus Association for the Protection & Care of Animals SPECIAL FEATURES CAPCA Calendar and Christmas Cards Summer Ball Pictures Pictures of our wonderful residents (and helpers) Events: Casino Night, Quiz Night and Christmas Dinner Dance

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PAWS DOG SHELTER PAPHOS Cyprus Association for the Protection & Care of Animals




Successful Rehoming 7 Kennel Chat Sponsor a Dog Dog Diseases PAWS Platter Friends of CAPCASPECIAL FEATURES CAPCA Calendar and Christmas Cards Summer Ball Pictures Pictures of our wonderful residents (and helpers) Events: Casino Night, Quiz Night and Christmas Dinner DanceSEPTEMBER-DECEMBER ISSUE NO. 59

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NEWSLETTER OF THE PAWS DOG SHELTER (CAPCAThe Cyprus Association for the Protection & Care of Animals) Charitable Association Registration No. 1721 P.O. Box 61349, Kato Paphos 8133. Telephone 99683775 Email: [email protected]


News from Friends of CAPCA UKCannot really complain about the weather, it's not as hot as yours! We have had some very healthy donations, and some lovely letters, it is nice that people here in the UK not only like reading the Paws Patter, but feel part of the Shelter, through the pictures of dogs and different events, they read about in the magazine, so keep up the good work. I would like to mention some of the very kind people who have donated money since our last Paws Patter Mrs Joan Brandon donated 50.00 Mrs Sybil Pitcher 10.00 Mrs Jill James 50.00 Mrs Sandy Aspey-Evans 50.00 Pauline Knieriem 100.00 Mrs Anne Turner 2.00 a big thank you from all the dogs and volunteers at PAWS. As you may of read in the last Paws Patter, we brought Ema our Cyprus Poodle with us when we returned to the UK, Just to keep you informed on her progress, she loves the weather here, glad someone is happy, she did manage to crack a bone in her toe, not sure how, but we think chasing some bunnies, she did feel rather sorry for herself, but is ok now, we went to Thetford Forrest, and got rather lost, but Ema thought it was great fun, she loves all the Grandchildren, especially when they have food! She has settled in really well and loves everyone, except the Postman, who I am sure she would kill if given half the chance. That is all from us, love to all at Paws.

President: Ileas Ileas Treasurer: Sandra Corrigan Secretary: KPMG Kennel Manager: Annie Munday-Seakins Joint Kennel Manager/Admin Secretary: Chris Hartley Shop Manager: Jean Howard Executive Members: Tina Harris, Marianne Hay, Lyn Judge CAPCA UK Representatives: Pauline and Fred Davies Webmaster: Louise Bond Editor (PAWS Patter): Chris Hartley

Pauline and Fred DaviesFriends of CAPCA (UK) Pauline and Fred Davies, Paeony Place, Barrell Road, Thurston, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP31 3SF, tel: 01359 230105, email: [email protected] Sponsorship and Marketing Manager: Brenda Hemmings, 29 Oatfield Drive, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 3NG. Tel: 01580 713037 27


Kennel Chat - Out and About at the KennelsPictured left is Shake and Bake, so named because for several weeks she would sit in the corner of her kennel shaking. However, after plenty of tlc she is now a different dog and loves nothing more than going for a run, chasing a Frisbee and keeping an eye on the helpers at the coffee table! Destiny (left) She may only have three legs but my goodness she can certainly run. Odette, (right) one of the Kennel cuties, tells us what she thinks about having her piccie taken.








GinaSponsor a Dog



LeftAlex gets a better luck at the neighbours while Jules looks on and above, Gandalph, Lewis and Inkspot keep cool under the shade.

For only 10 a month you can sponsor a dog of your choice. Pick one from the dogs on this page or come along to our kennels and choose one yourself.17

Our Website: Email: [email protected] Mobile: 99788287 (Marlene) In partnership with Pet Shop SHAMPOOCH in Geriskipou

THE SHELTER LOCATIONFrom Paphos on the A6 Motorway Leave the motorway (3rd Junction) signposted Paphos Airport, Ayia Varvara and Acheleia. Turn right at the end of the slip road. On reaching the old Limassol (B6) turn left and then immediately right (at the tall fir trees). After approximately 100 metres you will see the PAWS Dog Shelter sign, pictured below, with a direction arrow pointing to the left. Pass through the large green metal gates and follow the road until you come to the Shelter itself, about one kilometre. From Limassol on the A6 Motorway Leave the motorway (3rd junction) signposted Paphos Airport, Ayia Varvara and Acheleia. Turn left at the end of the slip road, On reaching the old Limassol (B6) turn left and then immediately right. After approximately 100 metres you will see the PAWS Dog Shelter sign, pictured below, with a direction arrow pointing to the left. Pass through the large green metal gates and follow the road until you come to the Shelter itself, about one kilometre. From Yeroskipou, take the old Limassol road out of Yeroskipou until you come to the motorway sign on the left stating Ayia Vavara etc. Just immediately after that sign on the right are some tall trees. Turn down and you will see the PAWS Dog Shelter sign, pictured below. Directions as above.

We are a new Horse riding school offering affordable safe Horse Riding and Dog Scootering and Dog Driving (a great new sport in town) located in the beautiful valley of Amargeti Village just a 20 minute drive from Paphos. All our dogs have all been re-homed through PAWS and they love to pull , the Horses are all top quality. Kindly come and visit us if you love horse riding or love dogs in order to have a nice relaxing time for you or the whole family. Dont forget to bring your camera, your friends will be amazed how nice it is.

Look out for this sign as you turn off the main road


DONATIONSThank you to the following winners of a recent quiz held at Sids Taverna: Jean and Terry, (pictured), Harry, Dave, Rosie, Fran Angie, Daveaka Fat Chancewho donated 325. The money will go towards the cost of shading in the Big Four. (see Page 20). Also thank you to the Womens Corona Society who donated 300 . Thank you ladies for your generosity. This money, too, will be used towards the cost of the extra shading in the Big Four. Pictured are our Kennel Managers, Annie and Chris, receiving a cheque from Chairperson Joy Shefford. Thank you to Mr. & Mrs. Van Lammerhn for their generous donation of 700 from a recent Wedding Anniversary party and to David McClean, Paphos, for his kind donation of 100 plus a coffee jar full of coins; and ..... thank you to everyone else for your donations, small or large, they all help in keeping the Shelter running.Mincemeat Loaf 4 eggs, beaten 6ozs/150g sugar 8ozs/200g butter 10ozs/250g Self Raising Flour 1lb/500g jar of mincemeat OvenGas Mark 3 or 160 c Cream butter and sugar together, add the beaten eggs, a little at a time, beating well between additions. Fold in the flour and stir in the jar of mincemeat. Divide mixture into 2 x 1lb loaf tins which have been lined with greaseproof paper. Cover the top of the mixture with a piece of greaseproof paper for half cooking time. Bake for approximately an hour in the middle of the oven. Allow to cool before turning out.

We are very grateful for the generous donations that are paid directly into our bank account. Those wishing to donate to our PAWS Cause, the following details are all you need: Bank of Cyprus Account No: 0662-01-007543-00 Account Name: CAPCA Paphos For payments from overseas or bank transfers, the following is required: IBAN CY48 0020 0662 0000 0001 0075 4300 Swift Code: BIC:BCYPCY2N4

For the perfect boiled egg, put said egg in pan, cover with water and boil for approximately 4-5 minutes. It is very important that you do not fall asleep or let your mind wander when doing this, as you will end up with burnt eggs.PLEASE NOTE: As we all know, oven temperatures vary greatly in Cyprus, so a slight adjustment of temperature may be required. 25

Canine Giardiasis is usually contracted by drinking contaminated water or eating contaminted faces. The parasite (see picture right) adheres to the lining of the small intestine. The disease can range from no visible signs of distress with many dogs self curing by expelling the parasite. In acute cases the dog will become severely ill passing very pungent bloody diarrhetic stools. Metronidazole is the preferred treatment. All cases should be treated since it is potentially transmittable to other animals and humans.I may be pregnant but I can still sit up and beg for my food. Now which is my best side for posing.

Wow look how the trees have grown at the Shelter. Compare it to the picture on the inside back page and you will see just how much. Believe me, there are some 150 dogs in there somewhere!! The trees do look lovely but they are invaluable in providing shade for our residents (and helpers!!) One of our oldest residentsMuttis given an extra special treat by Kennel Helper Kelly. We have a number of residents that have been at the Shelter for over 10 yearsproving that the Shelter is not in the slightest way ageist!!. Mutt is approximately 14 years old. At his age, of course, he deserves extra special privileges, like a bedroom of his own! He also gets taken for walks every day. Hmm, not a bad place to retire, I reckon.

Sunday, 9th October and Sunday, 13th November. The Yard Sale to be held on 13th November will be a Christmas-style sale BBQ food (by Eddie) and refreshments will be available. Sellers to be at the PAWS Dog Shelter by 8.00 a.m. buyers 9.00 a.m.24

Shampooch for donating two large water bowls. The bowls fit nicely into used tyres so that they cannot be tipped (or carried away !) by some of the more boisterous dogs at the kennels.5

Pictured left is Fifi with her new Mum and Dad. Fifi was rehomed to Germany and when her new family came over to Cyprus for a visit they naturally came with Fifi. Fifi travelled in style in the cabin. Now that is what is called making use of ones Pet Passport. Mind you it is all right for a smaller dog to sit on your lap during the flight but not too sure about one or two of our bigger dogs !



Our May Quiz was held at the Karlina Restaurant. A big thank you to the 70 supporters who attended the event and raised 673. The prizes were sponsored by Yum Deli Food. The winners were: Brenda Bevan, Brenda Pattinson, Margo Levy, Owen Perry and Lorraine Perry. David and Barbara Irwin organised the very enjoyable evening. The next quiz will be at the same venue on Monday, 17th October 2011.Pictured above are Panayiotou and his partner Eugenia who have just acquired the last one of Filippas puppies. AboveAnother very happy couple (and dog) are Rosemary and Eric Thompson pictured with their new addition to their familyMitch. Below are Pete and Gill pictured with calendar pin-up Wookie Right and below right Picasso and friend. Picasso, one of the Shelter favourites, now has a new home in Germany

Pictured above are Mollie and Alisha with Roo. Mollie, Alisha and brother Jack very kindly donated their pocket money of over 44 to help look after the dogs. Thank you very much.22 7

... from all our four legged residents to Barbara Bahlburg and Susi von Bueren for the two truck loads of dog biscuits which came over from Germany. The dogs will certainly enjoy tucking into them over the next few weeks.

Some more of our wonderful volunteers at work, rest and play. Everyday a selection of the dogs are taken for walks along the Shelters private road.


Dont forget to come and visit the little Shop situated at the PAWS Dog Shelter where there is a selection of bric-a-brac and also clothing to suit all ages.PAWS for Thought Book of Poems written by Chris Hartley. Only a few copies remaining. Come and pick up your personally signed copy at only 10.00. All proceeds to PAWS.

Above is a picture of the new shading over the residents bedrooms in the Big Four. The cost of this was 3,000 euros but it has a 10 year guarantee so we consider it is well worth the money.20


TUESDAY,Will be on sale towards the mid-end of September. Here are just a selection from the pack of 6


The Casino Night .... will be held at The Fifth Floor on Tuesday

27th September 2011 at 8pm. The cost per ticket is 20 and this includes a Finger Food Buffet along with 10 betting chips. There will be Roulette, Black Jack and Poker. Poker players, in addition to buying a ticket, will need to book their place in advance with a non refundable deposit of 30 which shall be exchanged for betting chips on the night. We already have some fantastic prizes including two return flights on Monarch Airlines, A PADI course worth 240; an adult Mountain Bike worth 180; Apple ipod Shuffles; Philips Photo Frame, Dinner for two at The Hilton Nicosia; electrical items, spirits, champagne and wine! Tickets available from the Shelter and our Shop in Chloraka. Poker players may reserve their seat at these locations also. The Fifth Floor is a great venue with fabulous views over Paphos so why not tell all your friends and get them to come along and have a fantastic evening and support PAWS! For further information please contact Lyn Judge on 99581147. Look forward to seeing you on the night.18 11



During the Easter weekend at the end of April, while the PAWS Charity Shop was closed to the public for a period of 5 days, Jean Howard, the shop manageress, her husband, Eric and a trusted band of volunteers were hard at work. The challenge was to clear the shop and stock room, to re-decorate both areas and then to re-attach shelving to walls and to re-stock displays ready for opening for the next business day. It was a tight schedule and, as with any DIY project, there were a few unforeseen hurdles to overcome, but in the end the mission was accomplished successfully within the allotted timescale. Special mention and thanks goes to Carole Halkett who was first to arrive and last to leave each day. Jean and Eric, are very grateful to her and also to the following individuals for their time and effort: Karen and Keith Knight, Carol Holt, Christine and Bryn Jones, Janette, Kay, Tina, Barbara, Maria and Peter. Come and see the results of our labours for yourself and browse through our ever changing seasonal stock of ladies, gents and childrens clothing, shoes and bags. Amongst our best sellers are books, bric-a-brac, electrical items, soft furnishings and toys. Most unlikely items which we have sold here include ski suits, water and snow skis also a Nebuliser which we passed on to the Hospice via one of our volunteers who is a nurse. You never know what unusual objects you will find here in the PAWS CHARITY SHOP. Now, calling all you MEN out there! In the shop we have a large range of clothing for women but not so many for gents. So, please throw open your wardrobe doors and take a good look inside, then consider which items you would like to donate to our charity.

The very popular CAPCA Calendar will be on sale from mid-late September for the same price as the previous two yearsonly 6.00. Get your copy before we run out!! Available from the Shelter and our Shop in Chloraka.

CHLORAKAS SHOP OPENING TIMES: Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri: 0900 -1700; Wed & Sat: 0900 -1300

Barbara, Eric and Peter re-stocking the shop



As you can see from the pictures on Pages 14 and 15, the May Ball was a huge success and raised around 3,000. A huge thank you to Lyn and Jeff Judge who organised this event and to Bianca and to Sam Robinson the evenings artistes and not forgetting everyone who supported the event by attending. A big thank you to the following for their generous raffle prizes: Sponsor Emirates Airline Hilton Hotel Malta Amathus Hotel Currency Solutions Sodap Winery Goosefat and Garlic Gustos Restaurant DTs Bar and Restaurant Akismet Hypno-Sekhem Crown ResortSpa Tonic Crown ResortSpa Tonic Crown Love Hair Salon Love Hair Salon Color Me Beautiful Prize 2 Free flights to Malta Three night stay B/B for two people One nights accommodation on B/B basis at The Amathus Limassol Kindle 3 x prizes of 6 wines Dinner for Two Voucher50 Buffet Lunch for Two with House Wine Dinner for Two Voucher30 Marine Spa Pedicure Reiki & Indian Head Massage One weeks Gym Membership Cut and Blow DryPaul Mitchell Salon Resorts Ladys Cut & Blow Dry Gentlemans Cut & Blow Dry Make Up Consultation

Jean (our Shop Manageress) and her husband Eric tell us about their new addition to the family.This is Billy, he is now 14/15 months old and we acquired him as a young pup of around eight weeks before he entered the kennels (he got as far as the car park). I had already seen him as one of my regular customers at the shop in Chlorakas would take h i m everywhere with him for a week or so trying his best to find a home for him - I resisted until I saw them at the car park. Billy had been left in a house in Emba for 2/3 days at a time with a rottweiler, can you imagine, if John and Theresa had not intervened with this family he could have been breakfast for the rottweiler, which was also taken into PAWS and re-homed. We also have two cats, Blackie the female and a loner of a cat still does not entertain Billy but Thomas is his best pal. They chase each other in and around the house and Thomas now grooms Billy, which he adores and will nudge Thomas if he misses a bit.

It may be early to remind everyone, but membership fees for 2012 will be due on the 1st January 2012. Membership forms will be available from the Shelter and at our Shop in Chloraka towards the middle of December. The fees will be the same as the previous couple of years i.e. Single 10; Joint 20; Corporate 85; Life (Single) 170; Life (Joint) 340.16 13

All residents of the Shelter have their picture taken and then it is displayed, with their name, outside the appropriate Compound. They also have a record form detailing their personal details as well as their medical record of when they entered the shelter and from where, the date of their vaccinations, worming and micro-chipping etc. To the right are some of the latest residents keen to have their picture taken. Pictured below is one new resident who believes he should be on the Welcoming Committee in the Office.

PAWS PATTERFinished with your PAWS Patter then why not return it to the Kennels or the Shop for recycling. Lets do our bit to save the environment and at the same time cutting down our costs.6 23