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December 2012 - A Happy and Healthy New Year to All of You

We would ike to thank those who have helped the Ark in all kinds of ways this year - volunteers in the Ark Shop, volunteers helping with the animals, those who visit and/or donate goods to our shop, and all those residents and visitors who have their hearts in the right place and try to give our strays a better life. We wish you all a happy and healthy New Year and look forward to your continued support and help in 2013. Together, we can make a difference.

December 2012 - Christmas wishes from Julia and a Christmas donation from her owners

Michael and Brenda spent a nice holiday in Corfu, but when they saw a setter tied up and with very little space to move around, they felt very sorry for it. They got in contact with the owner and adopted her. We took care of her whilst getting her vaccinations done and arranging for transport to the UK at the end of November. They named her Julia. She is at least six years old and was suffering with her ears. In the end the vet took out 10 Grasares and later in the UK another one was detected. She also tested positive for leishmaniosis. But her new owners did not mind; they already have two other dogs from their local shelter, one has problems with its balance and the other is a 13 year old with arthritis. Julia has joined them and is well integrated. We were very grateful when Michael and his company said they would sent us a very generous Xmas donation of 1,000 pounds, which we will use for medicines to protect the dogs in our care from leishmaniosis and other deseases. Thank you very much Julia, have a safe and happy future.

November 2012 - Ark Summer Bazaar Ends

The temporary shop/bazaar has come to an end. We are very grateful that the shop's owner let us use it longer than expected, but unfortunately the shop has been rented out and we are back in our small shop at the back of Hondos Centre / Serano in Agh. Dimitriou 11. Thanks to the great lacation of the temporary shop we were not only able to raise money for stray animals but also to raise awareness with the public that animal welfare is not just the hobby of a few but a sign of civilisation to care for those depending on our help. As a result we managed to rehome some dogs and cats with caring Corfu inhabitants.

October 2012 - World Animal Day

The 4th October will be a special day at the Ark Shop which is enjoying its temporay location on the corner of Geo. Theotoki and Mantzarou (one block from San Rocco on the same side as Marks and Spencer). Opening hours are from 10 till 2, Monday to Saturday. There are lots of bargains and all proceeds go towards helping Corfu's animals. Donations of items to sell are always needed.

July 2012 - Ark Summer Bazaar

May 2012 - More Collars and Leads

Antoinette and Ronald, often foster dogs from Corfu for AAI in Holland. Like last year, they chose Corfu for their holiday and brought with them collars and leads. Thank you both for your continued support.

April 2012 - World Stray Animals Day

April 4th is World Stray Animals Day. Please visit their website and watch the video.

April 2012 - Trip to Holland - Video

Here a short video of the recent walk in Holland with dogs from Corfu and their happy owners. The walk was announced on the AAI website. (AAI is the charity organisation which has helped to rehome dogs from Corfu for many years.)

The walk was held in a lovely location in the middle of Holland with woods and sand dunes. The fine Spring weather was sunny and well over 60 dogs were there - all behaving perfectly. It was nice to see so many of the dogs - and all in such good condition - with their proud owners telling their dog's story, most of which we remembered. The video below shows the start of the walk. The day was such a success that we are thinking of making it an annual event; hopefully with the same warm and sunny weather to remind the dogs of Corfu! To see more pictures click here.


April 2012 - Trip to Holland

Members of the Ark are just back from week in Holland where they took four dogs to be rehomed. Our supporters there had organised a “Corfu Walk” so people with could bring their dogs and meet us. It was a fantastic day with beautiful sunny weather, and quite a few dogs and their owners. We also visited one of our loyal supporters who has a pet shop, De Kanarie Faunaland in Amsterdam, and returned with some goodies - for which many thanks. Vanessa has supported us since her first visit to Corfu some years ago and donated dog snacks, collars, leads and hairbrushes. And from Antoinette we received some collars and leads while Silvia had collected some small harnesses to make walking the dogs easier. Once again, many thanks to Vanessa, Antoinette and Sivia.

March 2012 - New Animal Law

After long debates in Parliament, the previous (2003) law has been replaced. The new law is much morre explicit about the legal responsibilities of dog and cat owners, such as making micro chipping obligatory, imposing bigger fines for the maltreatment of animals and banning live animals from circuses, etc. A recent episode of the animal programme Para Tricha on Skai TV, explains the new law. Click here to watch the programme which is normally broadcast at 10.00 am on Saturday mornings.

March 2012 - Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of The Ark will take place on Wednesday 24 March 2012 at 19.30 pm at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Corfu Town. If the required number of members is not available at 19.00 the meeting will still start at 19.30. All existing and prospective members of the Ark are encouraged to attend.

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February 2012 - Ark Shop

The Ark Shop - at Ag. Dimitriou 11 (behind the Hondos Centre or Emporiki Bank) in Corfu Town - is extending its One Euro Week for an indefinite period. Many super bargains with new stock arriving daily - jackets, skirts, blouses, jeans and trousers, children’s clothes, games and toys, jewellery, and household goods. And all for the silly price of 1 euro! Don’t miss out, come and pay us a visit.

January 2012 - Moving House? Leaving Corfu?

If you are at the stage of having a good clear-out, for whatever reason, please don't throw your unwanted items away! Most of you know The Ark has a small shop in town and we will sell anything from a set of cutlery to a washing machine! All items accepted must be in good condition; all electrical items must be in working order. So, if you have any unwanted items: ie: books; DVDs; clothing; shoes; electrical items; kitchen equipment etc. we will be happy to take them off your hands! Proceeds from all sales go towards helping the stray and abandoned animals on Corfu, of which there are far too many. Please call: 6975 833654 to arrange for drop-off /pick-up. Your co-operation and generosity will be much appreciated.

January 2012 - Prepared for the cold

We had already taken delivery of some hand knitted bodywarmers for the dogs and now another surprise parcel has arrived from Ellen and Rob from Ho;lland. They visited Corfu last summer and wanted to support the work of The Ark. As well as the "capes" you see below they sent some treats for the dogs and some flea collars. Unfortunately we can't thank them personally as they didn't give an address, so if anyone knows Ellen and Robert van Unen or if they read this, please send an email address.

January 2012 - Cameron White

The ARK, has lost one of its long-serving members and faithful friends. Cameron passed away in November 2011 and will be sadly missed. He was a well-known dog trainer and animal behaviourist and always claimed to like dogs better than people. Cameron was known to say "We do not ask that everyone likes animals with a passion. However there is no reason why they cannot be treated with dignity and respect". Our thoughts and condolences go to his wife Sandra and his family. The ARK is deeply grateful for donations at the funeral to the total of 400 Euros.

January 2012 - Happy New Year

On behalf of the stray and abandoned animals of Corfu we would like to wish all our friends and supporters a Happy and Healthy New Year. Many thanks for all your help over the last twelve months. We look forward to your continued support in 2012.