ANIMAL lover Amy Harrison is on a mission to save three cats she fears will be killed in Greece – and is appealing for help from Star readers to bring them safely to South Yorkshire.
Amy moved from Sheffield Lane Top to the Greek island of Rhodes with her parents when she was aged 12.
But now the former pupil at St Patrick’s Catholic Primary, Sheffield Lane Top, is returning to the city of her birth – and desperately wants to bring back the animals with her.
While living in Greece Amy has rescued several animals including a horse, a donkey, two dogs and three cats. She has managed to find homes for the dogs, horse and donkey but has had no luck with the cats.
If she leaves them behind she says they will die.
Amy said: “Animal welfare in Greece is not enforced and I cannot leave them behind because they could very easily be shot, poisoned, hanged or even drowned, which is unfortunately an everyday occurrence.
“I need to bring them to the UK where they are more likely to get homes.”
Amy needs help with funds for passports, vaccines, microchips and travel costs.
She said: “The most economical route will be from Rhodes to Amsterdam, then on to the Hook of Holland by road and then by boat from there to Harwich. The estimated cost is 1,300 euros and I need help raising it.”
Once the cats are back in the UK Amy will look to find them new homes.
She said: “Garfield, a fat laid-back soul who loves to play, would be a great family pet. He is about five years old and was found as a small kitten crying all alone having lost his mum.
“Nelly is a very affectionate cat who will sit and lick you for hours.
“She is five years old and was found in the middle of the road when she was no bigger than your hand and was syringe-fed to keep her alive and well.
“Badger is six and was born outside my house from a stray but was taken away by her mother.
“When I found her again she had an eye disease from which she lost both her eyes and has been completely blind ever since.”
n Email Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to help.