February 2020: Lennox was found like this in a filthy water hole. With local help GASAH rescued him but he could not be saved.THIS MUST STOP.
Sadly, we have to inform you that Lennox passed away peacefully; he made his own decision, loving arms around him. Out of respect for him, not many words today are needed, just still reflection, but deep sadness, too, that needs expressing yet again, namely that the larger animals on this island are being abused. We urge you all to support us in our battle to create change. Laws exist to prevent this.They need implementing.
Rest in peace little Lennox and thank you for taking the last decision out of our hands.You had a terrible life but an end oozing with love from the best carers this island will ever know and in a divine, magical place, STEPPING STONE, that has seen so many creatures step in and out before you.
Now you have stepped over your last stone with us.Thank you for teaching us so much and blessing us with your presence, the beauty of which, others before us, failed to acknowledge.That loss is theirs and will remain theirs. We will continue to do what is right. Now we hope the local authorities will also do so and get their act together as we now face the miserable task of organising his large body disposal, a job that should not even be ours.
Many others on Kos island, not only GASAH, cared. Now we want to see the authorities care more, or at least support us all so we can do more. Animals are not objects to be left to die, abused, no shade, no water, no company, no medical care. Everyone of us must express the need for change NOW.
Aslan came to us as an emergency case with his leg broken.
GASAH finds many small helpless souls like these. We bring them to the vets for emergency OPs and sterilisation. They then come to Stepping Stone for post OP care in the loving hands of our qualified staff. Please help us fund this costly, essential work. Without your financial support, we wouldn't manage.
A tragic road accident and a call to GASAH to go to Kefalos.
We gave the cat pain killers so that she could die very peacefully and beautifully in my arms after fatal internal injuries caused her to say good-bye.
GASAH has alerted the police and the owner was arrested and will be prosecuted. This is a severe case of animal neglect and abuse.
This poor labrador is barely recognisable as a dog: severe malnutrition, severe ear infections, full of pus, skin so weak, all elasticity gone, just hangs, severe case of long left untreated dermatitis, inflamed joints due to scratching, severe hair loss due to malnutrition, covered in parasites, slimy drinking water, lying in its own faeces on a chain.
Meanwhile at front of owner's house, a tidy garden with flowers and cleanliness.
THIS WILL AND CANNOT GO UNPUNISHED.
GASAH will be Teddy's voice; we have a lot of work to do to get this chap back to normal, if indeed that will ever happen. He got the best of care at our Animal Centre.
22 August: Teddy`s care begins in earnest with regular medicinal baths and good walks to build up the muscle slowly after a life of immobility; he was forced to lie in his own excrement, a life of filth on a chain. We also gave him liver every day to help treat his severe anaemia, after years of a bad diet and total neglect.
The story has a happy end. Teddy has meanwhile found a well deserved dream home.
GASAH introduces Rufus to his new home. Previously orphaned, Rufus must have life within a herd. We rescued him from the dinner plate, bottle fed him through countless nights and fell in love with his wonderful character. Now he has grown it is time to move on to a home where we can regularly have contact with him, an absolute dream come true for the GASAH team. We at Stepping Stone are so happy for Rufus, who will always remain part of this wonderful GASAH family with a place in our hearts foreve . Long live Rufus the ram.