Charities and Associations

Kyrenia Animal Rescue : Cross border visit to Argos Sanctuary


By Kim Betts……

10 KAR volunteers recently had a day out in Ormideia to visit another Animal Charity’s rescue center.

Argos Sanctuary was established in 2007 and several of the volunteers had previously met with Argos staff and volunteers at the ICAWC in Nicosia in 2017.

Despite the difference in numbers of animals being cared for, both charities shared many of the same problems – lack of funding, space, restrictive regulations and rules, scarcity of reliable volunteers etc. But also there were many very similar ideas which had been taken on board by both Charities – neutering campaigns, education, the need for an in-house vet, on site facilities etc.

Argos Sanctuary cat and dog quarters

Experiences and new ideas between the two groups were discussed over some delicious cakes and drinks provided by one of the Argos volunteers.

All of the KAR volunteers enjoyed the trip and came back with several new ideas to consider.

Thank you Argos Sanctuary – KAR look forward to your visit to our rescue centre.