October 2019 in a twist of fate I booked a last minute holiday to Pefkochori, Greece. One night whilst pacing the streets for a cash point and feeling exasperated I sat down on a step, within seconds and out of no where a little tiger hobbled towards me with what appeared to be a broken foot, climbed on my lap and nuzzled in. It was love for both of us. I knew I had to get him to safety.
I contacted many rescues who were too overflowing to help, but one rescue said they would send out a volunteer.
Tiger was waiting for my arrival and rubbed up against me. He trusted that I was his human. I picked him up and handed him to the volunteer who said the rescue would foster him until I could get him home. Sadly 3km into the journey the volunteer realised that the carrier was broken and tiger escaped into unfamiliar territory. I was distraught and devastated. I felt like I had let him down.
Many kind people from various organisations set out to raise his missing profile and help. They told me if it was meant to be he would show up.
In the mean time the smallest kitten had appeared out of no where in my hotel; malnourished, dehydrated, starved and scared. She cried constantly and was bullied by the other cats.
For 5 days I gained her trust and Lira, as I named her, is now in foster care.
On Tuesday was my birthday. I was crying thinking that tiger may not have survived when a wonderful lady called me to tell me tiger had been found.
I am trying to raise £600 to cover the costs of their care, their transport to the U.K. but also to donate money to all the rescue centres that have helped reunite me with my two fur babies.
Any donation big or small would be greatly appreciated. I want to give these two babies the love, safety and care they wouldn’t have felt alone on the streets, please help me get them home. Thank you
- Jane Mawson
- Sarah Fores Baillie
Hornchurch, Greater London, United Kingdom