The help for pointers in need - whether at home or abroad - is very important to our charity. However, the rehoming of dogs from abroad to Germany is only a reaction and a short-term and direct help for the individual dogs on site.
A situation improvement on the ground abroad, however, will not be achieved. In order to be able to help sustainably, you have to start much earlier with the help and work in parallel on different "fronts".
The population of the dogs must be reduced and unwanted litters must be prevented in order to reduce puppy explosions in the medium and long term in Cyprus.
Above all, animal welfare means working on the spot. Political and interpersonal persuasion, educational work and very important spaying programs.
International studies show that the overpopulation of dogs and cats and the stray problem associated with it can only be effectively reduced in the southern countries by consistent castration. All the unwanted animals in Shelters, Pounds and on the streets ... they should be a memorial to us and remind us of the endless number of unwanted born dogs.
And this is exactly where we help concretely:
Together with our founding member, veterinarian Patrick Niederhofer from the Tiergesundheitszentrum Dammstücken in Henstedt-Ulzburg near Hamburg, and our contracted veterinarians in Cyprus, we will now carry out spaying campaigns in Cyprus at regular intervals. Our vets work as volunteers and spay / neuter shelter dogs, stray dogs and dogs that have already been taken off the streets and are waiting in private foster homes for their new home.
In the meantime, we also offer these actions to Cypriot private individuals in order to attract attention and significantly reduce the unwanted proliferation of privately kept animals.
Of course, there are costs involved in carrying out this action - please support us and help to improve the situation on the ground in Cyprus.
P.S.: Of course, we do not make any difference to the breeds in our castration project. It is not specifically spayed / neutered pointers, but all dogs and bitches that we can reach and create in time.