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Re: Agios Athanasios

Postby Oceanside50 » Fri May 03, 2013 10:41 pm

supporttheunderdog wrote:
Tim Drayton wrote:I live in the Agios Athanasios suburb of Limassol. One of my cats has gone out twice a day for about the past seven years, and has so far always come home. I have heard of no cases of pet poisoning in the area where I live - where a lot of the local people also have pet dogs and cats. I can't give any guarantees, though, and I must confess that I give a small sigh of relief every time my cat comes home. In fact, as Sotos says, the main danger is probably the roads. I regularly see dead cats lying on the arterial road passing through our area.
Urban, middle-class Greek Cypriots are pet friendly in my experience. As Sotos says, middle-class suburbs are probably the places for you.


I live 800 meters from Tim and three out of our total of six cats have vanished - two within hours of each other, the One appeared to have been shot at with an airgun just a few days before she went missing: at about the time we lost our two together someone else local complained they had lost cats and mentioned the possibility of poison.

How many demented little Cypriot kids live close by? :roll:
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Re: Safest city for cats in cyprus

Postby Cap » Fri May 03, 2013 10:45 pm

What's the availability of antifreeze in CY. :?
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Re: Safest city for cats in cyprus

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Fri May 03, 2013 10:48 pm

V-War wrote:Hi all,

Thanks for you replies :D

I live in an outskirt of Paphos now, problem is that 4 weeks ago my cat got shot.

Many of my neighbours are hunters, but unfortunately I do not know who did this.

Luckily and amazingly the bullet just stopped 0.2 inch before his spine. Saw it on the computer xray at the vet.
And he recovered in 1 week. Unbelieveable.

But now I am scared to let him out again for it must have been somebody here in the neighbourhood.

We are now considering moving because of this.

Vivian


Little known fact is that UK policy on "feral" wildlife is pretty terminal:

Because they are classed as vermin, feral cats ("nuisance cats") may legally be controlled by shooting by the landowner or his agents. They many also be live-trapped (using human box traps) and euthanized. More rarely, a feral cat is shot by a trained pest control operative because it is untrappable and there is no safe alternative.
UK pest control

That's apart from culling badgers, and hunting foxes or stags with dogs.
Cyprus is pretty tame by comparison; but as always, UK policy is to downplay negativeness. So if you felt safe in the UK - your pets should be even safer in Cyprus where cats have been mollycoddled for eons.
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Re: Safest city for cats in cyprus

Postby Get Real! » Fri May 03, 2013 11:43 pm

V-War wrote:Safest city for cats in cyprus

Try the British bases… I hear they feed them caviar there.
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Re: Safest city for cats in cyprus

Postby kurupetos » Sat May 04, 2013 12:07 am

Maybe you should respect the local culture... :wink:
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Re: Safest city for cats in cyprus

Postby cyprusgrump » Sat May 04, 2013 6:20 am

GreekIslandGirl wrote:
V-War wrote:Hi all,

Thanks for you replies :D

I live in an outskirt of Paphos now, problem is that 4 weeks ago my cat got shot.

Many of my neighbours are hunters, but unfortunately I do not know who did this.

Luckily and amazingly the bullet just stopped 0.2 inch before his spine. Saw it on the computer xray at the vet.
And he recovered in 1 week. Unbelieveable.

But now I am scared to let him out again for it must have been somebody here in the neighbourhood.

We are now considering moving because of this.

Vivian


Little known fact is that UK policy on "feral" wildlife is pretty terminal:

Because they are classed as vermin, feral cats ("nuisance cats") may legally be controlled by shooting by the landowner or his agents. They many also be live-trapped (using human box traps) and euthanized. More rarely, a feral cat is shot by a trained pest control operative because it is untrappable and there is no safe alternative.
UK pest control

That's apart from culling badgers, and hunting foxes or stags with dogs.
Cyprus is pretty tame by comparison; but as always, UK policy is to downplay negativeness. So if you felt safe in the UK - your pets should be even safer in Cyprus where cats have been mollycoddled for eons.


The OP is not discussing "feral" cats, but the family pet... :roll:

Taking your normal "the UK is worse" position contributes nothing to the discussion, nor does mentioning badgers, foxes or stags....
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Re: Safest city for cats in cyprus

Postby supporttheunderdog » Sat May 04, 2013 7:08 am

GreekIslandGirl wrote:
V-War wrote:Hi all,

Thanks for you replies :D

I live in an outskirt of Paphos now, problem is that 4 weeks ago my cat got shot.

Many of my neighbours are hunters, but unfortunately I do not know who did this.

Luckily and amazingly the bullet just stopped 0.2 inch before his spine. Saw it on the computer xray at the vet.
And he recovered in 1 week. Unbelieveable.

But now I am scared to let him out again for it must have been somebody here in the neighbourhood.

We are now considering moving because of this.

Vivian


Little known fact is that UK policy on "feral" wildlife is pretty terminal:

Because they are classed as vermin, feral cats ("nuisance cats") may legally be controlled by shooting by the landowner or his agents. They many also be live-trapped (using human box traps) and euthanized. More rarely, a feral cat is shot by a trained pest control operative because it is untrappable and there is no safe alternative.
UK pest control

That's apart from culling badgers, and hunting foxes or stags with dogs.
Cyprus is pretty tame by comparison; but as always, UK policy is to downplay negativeness. So if you felt safe in the UK - your pets should be even safer in Cyprus where cats have been mollycoddled for eons.

Little birds? The major hazard to them in the uk is probably cats but here apart from cats (and turbines) it includes illegal mist nets and lime sticks...
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Re: Safest city for cats in cyprus

Postby Sotos » Sat May 04, 2013 8:23 am

cyprusgrump wrote:The OP is not discussing "feral" cats, but the family pet... :roll:


Why discriminate? Shouldn't all cats have the same rights? ;) Since we already answered the specific question by the OP and we are now talking more general... I think that if you are going to judge a society based on how it treats animals then this should be done for animals in general... not just "pets". The life of a pet cat has the same value as that of feral cat, the same as an animal that you consider a pest like a mouse and the same as an animal you consider dinner, like a pig. Different societies/people might put different animals in each category (pet/pest/food) but this doesn't make one society better than another!! For example if your pet goes to the yard of your neighbor, walks on his car and makes it dirty, pees on his windows, shits in the garden where his children are playing ... then from his point of view your pet could be a pest and be treated accordingly. When we had a mouse in our house many years ago we used a trap that wouldn't harm the mouse and then when we trapped it we took it to the forest and released it. But many people are not as nice with what they perceive as pests!
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Re: Safest city for cats in cyprus

Postby Sotos » Sat May 04, 2013 8:33 am

V-War wrote:Hi all,

Thanks for you replies :D

I live in an outskirt of Paphos now, problem is that 4 weeks ago my cat got shot.

Many of my neighbours are hunters, but unfortunately I do not know who did this.

Luckily and amazingly the bullet just stopped 0.2 inch before his spine. Saw it on the computer xray at the vet.
And he recovered in 1 week. Unbelieveable.

But now I am scared to let him out again for it must have been somebody here in the neighbourhood.

We are now considering moving because of this.

Vivian


If many of your neighbors are hunters then you are probably living in the wrong neighborhood ;) Move away from them ... just make sure you don't exchange your hunter neighbors with a street with a lot of traffic because it will be much worst!
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Re: Agios Athanasios

Postby Tim Drayton » Sat May 04, 2013 8:36 am

supporttheunderdog wrote:
Tim Drayton wrote:I live in the Agios Athanasios suburb of Limassol. One of my cats has gone out twice a day for about the past seven years, and has so far always come home. I have heard of no cases of pet poisoning in the area where I live - where a lot of the local people also have pet dogs and cats. I can't give any guarantees, though, and I must confess that I give a small sigh of relief every time my cat comes home. In fact, as Sotos says, the main danger is probably the roads. I regularly see dead cats lying on the arterial road passing through our area.
Urban, middle-class Greek Cypriots are pet friendly in my experience. As Sotos says, middle-class suburbs are probably the places for you.


I live 800 meters from Tim and three out of our total of six cats have vanished - two within hours of each other, the One appeared to have been shot at with an airgun just a few days before she went missing: at about the time we lost our two together someone else local complained they had lost cats and mentioned the possibility of poison.


Amazing. I never thought of our area as being like that.

Mind you, I knew somebody who lived in our suburb right on the fringes of the urban area, close to the road that leads out to the convent. She had a mother cat and about half a dozen kittens. Apparently, one night all the kittens vanished. She put it down to feral dogs.
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