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We provide a lifeline from the streets to the safety of our shelter. Help us to protect them, care for them and reach our goal of finding each animal a loving new home.

We can not do this alone so help us give them the chance they deserve by donating to the Argos Sanctuary.

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Η Εκστρατεία

CIWF Ελλάδα·Monday, 17 September 2018

Η 25η Σεπτεμβρίου 2018 είναι η ημερομηνία έναρξης της εκστρατείας «ΤΕΛΟΣ ΣΤΑ ΚΛΟΥΒΙΑ» με στόχο την κατάργηση της χρήσης των κλουβιών στην κτηνοτροφία στις χώρες της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης μέσω της Ευρωπαϊκής Πρωτοβουλίας Πολιτών (European Citizens’ Initiative - ECI) http://ec.europa.eu/citizens-initiative/public/welcome. Η εκστρατεία ξεκίνησε από τη διεθνή, μη-κυβερνητική οργάνωση Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) και υποστηρίζεται από περισσότερες από 130 οργανώσεις και δίκτυα. Περιγραφή

Εκατοντάδες εκατομμύρια παραγωγικά ζώα της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης ζουν το μεγαλύτερο μέρος της ζωής τους μέσα σε κλουβιά, κάτω από αβάστακτες, οδυνηρές συνθήκες. Τα κλουβιά αποτελούν σύμβολο της εντατικής κτηνοτροφίας και είναι μια βάναυση πρακτική εκτροφής ζώων. Η εκστρατεία καλεί την Ευρωπαϊκή Επιτροπή να βάλει τέλος σε αυτή τη βάναυση μεταχείριση των παραγωγικών ζώων και να προχωρήσει σε πρόταση για την απαγόρευση της χρήσης κλουβιών.

Η Ευρωπαϊκή Πρωτοβουλία Πολιτών (ECI) είναι μια επίσημα αναγνωρισμένη μαζική συλλογή υπογραφών μέσω της οποίας οι πολίτες της Ευρώπης μπορούν να ζητήσουν από την Ευρωπαϊκή Επιτροπή να προβεί σε νομοθετικές προτάσεις για θέματα στα οποία έχει την αρμοδιότητα να προτείνει τέτοιου είδους νομοθεσία. Για να γίνει δεκτή, η ΕΠΠ/ECI πρέπει να συγκεντρώσει τουλάχιστον ένα εκατομμύριο επικυρωμένες υπογραφές οι οποίες θα συλλεχθούν εντός ενός έτους από τη στιγμή της έναρξης. Ο στόχος της συγκεκριμένης Πρωτοβουλίας είναι οι 2.000.000 υπογραφές από τις χώρες της ΕΕ και η συλλογή 80.000 υπογραφών από την Ελλάδα.

Βασικοί Στόχοι

Κάθε χρόνο, τα κλουβιά στην κτηνοτροφία προκαλούν αβάσταχτη δυστυχία σε έναν τεράστιο αριθμό ζώων. Είναι βάναυσα και περιττά, καθώς υπάρχουν βιώσιμα συστήματα χωρίς κλουβιά που προσφέρουν καλύτερες συνθήκες ευζωίας.

Συνεπώς, η Επιτροπή καλείται να προτείνει νομοθεσία για την απαγόρευση της χρήσης:

  • κλουβιών για όρνιθες αυγοπαραγωγής, εκτρεφόμενα κουνέλια, νεαρές όρνιθες, πουλερικά κρεατοπαραγωγής και αυγοπαραγωγής, ορτύκια, πάπιες και χήνες
  • κλουβιών τοκετού για χοιρομητέρες
  • κλουβιών κύησης για χοιρομητέρες, όπου δεν έχουν ήδη απαγορευτεί
  • ατομικών κλουβιών για νεαρά μοσχάρια, όπου δεν έχουν ήδη απαγορευτεί

Ultra Amazing.

Christine Radford is a huge supporter and volunteer at Argos Sanctuary. 
She has been visiting for holidays over the last few years and always spent some of her holiday at the sanctuary. From UK she came armed with donations from friends and knitted jumpers for the dogs kindly and lovingly knitted by her dear friends.  Christine has recently moved to Cyprus permanently and this time bought with her in her container with her personal items an ultra sound. This is the story of the journey and people involved with donating the Ultra Sound for Argos Sanctuary Clinic
Priscilla Windsor Brown and Christine Radford met in 2011 on holiday in Turkey and remained friends. Priscilla now works for Pet Doctors Vet clinic in West Sussex and discovered an unused ultra sound. 

Knowing Christine helped at a Argos Sanctuary and was in the process of moving to Cyprus she thought it may be of use in Argos Clinic. Once it was checked that it was working efficiently, Dani Hick (decision maker at the vet practice) agreed Argos could have it as their donation to help the animals. There was a small logistic problem of how to get the ultra sound from West Sussex to North Yorkshire where Christine’s container would be leaving for Cyprus .  Another friend of Christine's, Anna Kaye, worked for a haulage company and she arranged for Nelsons transport to collect from West Sussex and deliver to Christine in North Yorkshire for a small fee.
The day of Christine's big move to Cyprus came and the removal company Chudley International Transport arrived to pack the belongings into the container for shipment to Cyprus. 
Removal men Brian and Arne careful loaded the really heavy pallet onto the container for its onward journey.
The Final leg of the journey was to get the ultra sound from Christine's home in Cyprus to Argos Sanctuary in Ormedhia.  Up stepped Peter Morton Transport and their removal  Dan, Max and Mike kindly delivered the ultra sound free of charge to Argos.
What a journey this valuable piece of equipment had.  Our grateful thanks are extended to Christine who set it all in motion and to all the people involved with donating the equipment, their time and expertise in getting it safely to our clinic at Argos Sanctuary.

Thank you to Rolf Keller for the wonderful support he gives to Argos Sanctuary.

Thank you to Rolf Keller for the wonderful support he gives to Argos Sanctuary.
Rolf Keller has been a supporter of the Argos animal shelter, sponsoring necessary projects to help in the functionality of the shelter. 
Rolf has co-sponsored the installation of our solar system upgrading to new long-life batteries which were installed at the beginning of this year, purchasing €500 worth of cat food and also €600 towards our water supply.   During this recent visit in August,  he has also donated money for more cat food and also for the purchase of 3 more solar panels and a charge controller to complete the upgrade of our solar system to carry the load for the extra air condition units, fans and fridges added.

Without the kind and generous support of our sponsors, it would be impossible for us or any other shelter,  to implement such high cost projects.

GDPR Laws and what these mean to Argos Sanctuary.

Please click on this link for full information in Greek and English.

Thank you once again Propet for your ongoing support.

A few days ago we had a huge donation from Propet Wholesalers Ltd consisting of wet and dry dog and cat food and many yummy treats for them as well. A whole pallet full that will last quite a while. What a wonderful surprise for which we thank them and very much appreciate their support.

Propet have been steady supporters of our special dietary needs cats in our 'Hills area' donating on a monthly basis the amount of I/D food for the needs of the cats. We very much appreciate their ongoing support for without this generous support, we would have an extra financial burden.

Vet Shaun Opperman praises our shelter.

From the 3rd to 5th October this year we were honored to be the chosen as host organisation for
The Dogs Trust Annual International Companion Animal Welfare Conference.

As host organisation our role was to promote the conference throughout Cyprus, set up venues for the seminar and demonstrations held in Ormidhia village and of course to welcome delegates from all over the world for a tour of our Argos dog and cat shelter.

Workshops provided by Dogs Trust  featured dog training demonstrations and were a huge benefit to local organisations .Our own dogs were used throughout the demonstrations.  Thirty participants at a two day workshop in Ormidhia enjoyed learning from the experienced speaker Steve Goward on subjects ranging from behavioral issues to puppy training. Eight of our dogs also took part in the main conference  held at The Hilton Hotel in Nicosia  demonstrating training techniques including  the Tellington touch (Ttouch ) technique - a gentle touch technique approach to training and calming animals

Three coaches of delegates from over forty countries visited our shelter and were shown around the entire site. We were able to share experiences with each other and learn of the problems faced in countries as far afield as Cape Verde and Nepal . Sadly, some of the participants did not want their identities disclosed in case they were recognized in their own towns where they are active in animal rescue proving that the world over working in animal rescue can be an uphill battle where often support is lacking. Amongst our visitors however we were delighted to meet Shaun Opperman head vet of the world famous Battersea Dogs Home and a face many of you will recognise from the wonderful ITV show Paul O’Grady for the Love of Dogs. We feel extremely proud to receive these words from Shaun concerning his visit

"I really enjoyed my visit to the
Argos Animal Sanctuary.
It was clean, well-run and not overcrowded.
The staff clearly put sound principles at the heart of their decision making.
Thank you for having me”.

Travelling with Pets as Hold Luggage.

Please click on the Hermes logo to open the new procedures for travelling with pets.


From frightened to fearless meet Super dog Lucy.

A few years ago a very frightened and very underweight young  cross breed dog was literally thrown over the Argos fence and abandonedThis young dog, who we named Lucy was very lucky to quickly find a wonderful home in Germany Over two years later and her story is one to warm your heart . In the words of new owner Anja,  Lucy tells us her story.


Please click on this link to take you to our News from Germany page.

Neighbourhood police contact details Island wide.

Click on this link for helpful telephone numbers in your area.

Pan-Orthodox concern for animals.

For many years now our friend and colleague in animal welfare, Dr. Christine Nellis, has been studying for her PhD in Eastern Orthodox Theology which relates to animal suffering and human soteriology and has been instrumental in the setup of the first site to promote love and humane care and understanding animals and their special role in society, as mentioned in the Bible.

Dr. Christine Nellist's influence within the Orthodox Church circle and her close cooperation with CVA, marked the onset of CVA's talks with the Cyprus Church which marked the first seminar on animal welfare with Bishop Isaiah of Tamasou and Oreinis in Nicosia.
The site is still under construction but you can read of some posts and those who are involved.

Click on the link to take you to the Pan-Orthodox concern for animals website.

Under the Skin - donkeys at risk.

Click on the link below to read about Donkeys at risk ( you will be redirected to an outside website )

Donkeys at risk.

Stella's Latest News and Views.

Abandonment is a Death Sentence.

Many people in Cyprus believe that by abandoning their dog, they give them the opportunity to find another home and that, "surely somebody will pick him up." who will ever see those dogs abandoned in the hills, or the case of Billy abandoned in the tourist area of Protaras, kicked, beaten starving and nobody showed any compassion to help save this little poodle......

CVA Announcement On Dog Pounds.

Click here to read more on Stella's latest news and 

Argos Sanctuary Latest Video.

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  News from Germany, Click the link to follow sandy's latest news.

How your donations help Argos Sanctuary.

Please take a moment and look at how your wonderful donations have helped Argos Sanctuary.

Make your voice heard.

We get many emails from tourists regarding cases of neglect or animal abuse that they have witnessed whilst holidaying in Cyprus. You have the right to make your voice heard, so if you wish to make your complaint known please address your concerns to the Cypriot Goverment at the following email address and help us make this beautiful Island a better place for animals to live.


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A gift in your Will, however small or large, can help to ensure that we continue to be here as a lifeline from the streets for animals in need and that your love for animals lives on.

These days, the process of making or amending a Will is straightforward.
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Join us -

If you're not already a supporter of Argos, please join us  By making a monthly or annual donation and you’ll be part of the many
supporters helping Argos protect the  hundreds of destitute dogs and cats, promoting the interests of animals through our lobby group, our animal welfare education programmes  and spaying/neutering programmes.  Animals in need depend on us to speak up and protect them - join Argos today and help us make a difference to their lives.

Memorial and honor gifts -

Make a gift in honor or memory of a special person or animal in your life.

No matter how long a special person or animal is part of your life, it never seems long enough. A meaningful way to honor their memory  can be to support Argos by sponsoring a dog or cat. Sponsor an animal in tribute to their memory and support the shelter animals and our mission to end cruelty.

Sponsorship program.

Looking to give a gift with meaning?
Argos "Sponsor an animal" gift is individual, convenient and above all life-saving.
Do something different; do something special!

Follow this link for details

Vehicle donation -

Donate your used car, truck, or boat to Argos.  We accept donations of any vehicle, from any location, and use the proceeds of it sale to support the shelter animals.

Positive Training for you and your dog.

Please click on the link for much more information.

Please click on the link for more information.