Greek Registered Charity No. 2177/2011
The “small” charity that does “BIG ” work
Newsletter 33- April 2017

It is important for us to support the animal rescuers that spend their time and efforts on assisting animals in need. Giving back to the community is each individuals’ responsibility and we would like to thank everyone for their efforts to speak up for those who are unable to speak for themselves.

Grand Prize Draw

Tickets will be sold from 1st of May until 30th September 2016. The winners will be randomly chosen on 19th of October 2016 by an independent adjudicator. The LUCKY winners will receive a personal email from the charity and winners will also be announced on our website and on our Facebook pages. BUY your tickets today.

To ensure the Skiathos Cats have a better future we use donations received to continually neuter the stray cat population, provide food and medical care 365 days a year. All of the money raised through this RAFFLE will go directly to the charity and will help hundreds of cats on Skiathos.


  • 1x Prize winner will receive one weeks accommodation at the Muses Hotel in Koukounaries, Skiathos. For two people on bed and breakfast basis for the 2018 season in May, June or September. Donated by Dolphin of Skiathos  –
  • 1x Prize winner will receive a sunset kayak trip for 2 persons on Skopelos. Donated by Kayaking Greece –
  • 1x Prize winner will receive a beautiful cat painting made by and donate Yvonne Ayoub.
  • 1x Prize winner will a receive the signed book ‘Stranger than Paradise’ and a limited signed print of Polaroid artist and photographer Stefanie Schneider. Donated by Stefanie Schneider
  • 1 x Prize winner will receive an original framed sleeping tabby cat graphite pencil portrait ‘Five More Minutes’. Donated by pet & wildlife artist Caroline Arnott  –
  • 5x Prize winners will each receive a beautiful handmade bracelets donated by Kitty Galani –
  • 1x Prize winner will receive an unique mirror made and donated by Driftwood Art, located in Skiathos –
  • 1x Prize winner will receive the signed book ‘Hawking’s Journey’ by international bestselling author Erin Hunter. Donated by Victoria Holmes better known as Erin Hunter –
  • 3x Prize winners will each receive a lovely birthday calendar of cute cats with hats. Kindely donated by Cat’chy Images-
  • 3x Prize winners will each receive a print donated by wildlife artist Sarah Stribbling. –
  • 1x Prize winner will receive a €20 voucher to have a fun visit for two to ‘Kopjes’ to cuddle up with the cats with some nice drinks, cakes or snacks. Donated by “Kopjes’ is the first cat cafe in The Netherlands, located in Amsterdam –
  • 5x Prize winners will each receive a beautiful handmade bracelet made and donated by Esther Stravers –
  • 2x Prize winners will receive a unique cat canvas or poster from Carla Ellens from beeldbliC –
  • 1x Prize winner will receive a commissioned artwork from Deb Dumbrell  –
  • 1x Prize winner will receive a Daisybean cat print memo/ memory/notice board, approx 40 x 50cm, handmade in the UK. Donated by Lyn form Daisybean –
  • 1x Prize winner will receive a LALABOX. A gathering of 36 of your favorite photos. You will get them packaged in a lovely gift box with vintage prints –
  • 2x Prize winners will each receive a €10 voucher donated by cat café ‘Op z’n Kop’ located in Groningen The Netherlands  –
  • 2x Prize winners will receive the cat scratch unit ‘Lazy Daze’ donated by Scratzme Famous Feline Furniture –
  • 7x Prize winners will each receive a beautiful Anna Nova reversible square necklace. Donated by Suzanne Handford from ‘Suze Sparkles’ Ebay shop –
  • 5 x Prize winners will each receive lovely goodies from the Skiathos Cat Welfare giftshop –

Buy your tickets here:
If you do not have paypal please contact Evelyne through skiathoscatgiftshop@hotmail.comfor other payment methods.
Please not that the accommodation prize and the kayak trip are non transferable. No cash alternative to any prize will be offered.


It’s good to give back and spread the love a little….. Happy cats = happy People 🙂




Cape Town’s top dog and finest feline

The search for the 2013 Mutt and Meow of the Year concluded on Tuesday July 23 with great fanfare as the Cape of Good Hope (CoGH) SPCA and premium pet food manufacturer Royal Canin announced the deserving winners of the sought-after titles – Mutt of the Year, Meow of the Year, Mutt Fundraiser of the Year and Meow Fundraiser of the Year.

Mutt of the Year
The top dog title went to Sabi, a dog rescued from the side of the road in a township near Wellington, burnt, starving, dehydrated and riddled with fleas, and who despite having had a tough start to life, has deeply enriched the life of her owner, Rene May.

“When I saw the tiniest black puppy trying to climb up the pavement, before my husband could stop the car, I was already half way out the door! The hardship and torture she’d already endured in her very short life was obvious. Sabi also got her name that day. After a good bath and dressing of her wounds, she went out for dinner with us. We ordered sushi and before either of us could stop her, she made a beeline for the sushi, and devoured a little clump of wasabi! Today, feisty Sabi is our other dog Lorrs’ best friend, has melted our hearts and needless to say, brings our family endless joy”, said Rene.

Boeboe, owned by loving mommy Sanette Meiring earned 2nd place, while cutie pie Nemo owned by Hansa Ranchod was announced as the 3rd place Mutt of the year winner.

Meow of the Year
The Meow of the Year was awarded to Smokey, the rescue cat that overcame having to get around with no eye-lids and complete blindness in one eye. In her entry owner Marlene Kloka wrote: “Everyone told us to give up, that putting her to sleep was our only option. We refused. After undergoing a blepharoplasty, electrolysis and wearing the ‘cone of shame’ for two months like a trouper, Smokey got a new lease on life. She never lost her sweet and lovable nature and after three years I can confirm that she is a walking miracle. Smokey does not know she only has one eye and has the heart of a lion. She is the bravest of all our babies, climbing trees the others won’t.

Smokey remains by far most lovable of my gang of five kitties and loves to talk, mostly giving orders to her human slaves. We go ‘ga-ga’ every time she stares at us with her little ‘squinty’ eye and meows very softly. Smokey has a very special place in our hearts and anytime we can spend with her is a blessing.”
Second place Meow of the Year was awarded to Muffin owned by Nadhia Ayliff, and third place to Pickles, owned by Fazila Soobramoney.

Mutt and Meow Fundraisers of the Year
The winner of the Top Meow Fundraiser’s category is McEnroe, whose owner Candice Noakes-Dobson raised R 1000 in the form of donations for the CoGH SPCA by encouraging friends and family to vote for her pet. The Top Mutt Fundraiser is Jackson, who together with his owner Vee Ashlin raised an amazing R2210 for the society.

The competition, which ran over four weeks from June 11 to July 11 raised more than R33 000 for the Cape of Good Hope SPCA, whose priorities include the prevention of cruelty to animals, rescuing animals from crisis and distress, giving shelter to sick, injured, abandoned and unwanted animals, providing veterinary care to animals from poor communities, and to educate young learners about the humane treatment of animals.

The judges, which included famed SA comedian Marc Lottering, much loved radio and TV presenter Liezel van der Westhuizen, and international award-winning actress and presenter Natalie Becker carefully read through the dozens of entries. Some were heart-warming, others quirky and cute, but all were indicative of the amazing bond and unconditional love that can exist between an animal and its human carer.

The Royal Canin Mutt and Meow of the Year winners will all be awarded fabulous prizes from super premium pet food manufacturers Royal Canin, Cipla Vet, PetAlive, Scratzme, the SPCA Vet Shop and Tamed and Framed Pet Photography. The winners will also be presented with a floating trophy and medal and will feature on the cover of the CoGH SPCA’s magazine, Footprints.

* To view the finalists and all entries visit, or join the Cape of Good Hope SPCA Facebook or Twitter (@SPCAcape) pages.


Scratzme is featuring a brand new unit and giving away this beautiful unit as a prize with the October/November issue of the All about Cats Magazine in South Africa -THE CATS MEEOW!  purrrrfect products for pampered pussycats!!!  Make sure to get the next issue, since we are planning something special for the readers in the next edition as well!!!

 The Cats Meow - October 2013[5]

Over R36 000 raised for SPCA’s fight against cruelty!!!!!

Dear Scratzme Team

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you once again for sponsoring Scratzme prizes for the 2013 SPCA Royal Canin Mutt and Meow Competition.

This fundraising initiative was a huge success with more than R36 000 raised for the SPCA’s fight against animal cruelty, and even more value added in terms of the awareness created regarding the significant value that a pet can add to a pet owner’s life.

It means the world to us to have your very popular and trusted brand on board, as your prizes definitely promote entries – all our cat-loving supporters adore your products.

And that includes me!! I am the original cat lady, and with ten cats of my own,  the winners can be lucky that ANY of those gorgeous cat accessories ever reached them 😉

I’m not sure whether you saw the photo of our winner, Smokey, on his new couch:
He adores his new “digs”. But he did share with his sister as well:

Scratzme is a valued partner of the Cape of Good Hope SPCA, and I do hope that this partnership will continue. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you ever have any concerns.

Thank you again – we truly appreciate your support!

Regards / Groete

Lise-Marie Greeff-Villet

Communications, Resource Development and Education Manager

Tel:  021 700 4154

We speak for, protect and care for animals


Meet our Mutt & Meow of the Year – PawPrints SPCA July 2012

It was awesome to be part of this amazing annual event!  Scratzme donated a Siesta Sofa couch for the Meow of the Year, and a Doggy Aid Stairs for the Mutt of the Year!  Enjoy the prizes guys, and well done!!!


Die inwoners van Hartenbos, Dr FR de Graaf en wergemwers is aktief betrokke by die voorsiening van kos en die nodige versorging van die Hawe katte.  Hul het onlangs n fondsinsameling gehou spesiaal vir die katte, en om die publiek in te lig met praatjies oor katgedrag en hoe om hierdie katte te help.  Die praatjie was deur Dr Ferderique Hurley van RSG se Dieremaniere gedoen.

Scratzme wou graag n bydrae lewer vir die uitstekende projek, en het n groot kat krap paal geskenk vir lootjies.  Die wins van die verkope van die krappale verskaf aan die Hartenbos Dierekliniek het na die trustfonds gegaan om die in die toekoms die hawe katte te kan versorg.  Die fondse ingesamel deur die krap paal skenking alleen was omtrent R2000.  Die fondsinsameling was n groot sukses, en almal het dit baie geniet om meer te leer van ons wilde kat kolonies.  Wys jou net wat gedoen kan word met vele hande en wilskrag! Ons wil graag almal bedank wat betrokke was by die geleentheid vir die uitstekende idee en die passie wat toegewei was aan die  projek.  n Ware inspirasie vir ons almal!


93.8 FM MIX Animal Show  & Scratzme Give-aways this Wednesday, 19 October 2011!!

Dont forget to tune into this week’s animal show by Roxy Blows on Mix 93.8 Fm co-produced by Judd & Clawds Helping Hands for a chat with Kneading Paws Animal Rescue on this week’s Feral Cat Day, with an awesome competition to win a gorgeous cat gym from Scratzme Famousfelinefurniture, some PAWSOME & PURRSOME facts, Celebs and their pets, RAAAAAD animal gadgets, Dog breeds and where they originate from and a wonderful animal story on a mother’s ? Dont miss it, this Wednesday 9am-12. Stream the show from

The Village Vetshop Newsletter Autumn Edition: March 2010 – May 2010

SPCA cattery overhauling 2009!

We had the amazing oppertuinity to be a part of something great! In the morning when we arrived the skies just started clearing up, and the volunteers and cattery staff where already at work – clearing out old cat furniture from the enclosures, washing the blankets and preparing the site for us to get to work.

Throughout the day we met some amazing volunteer workers, one lady was on holiday from Germany, and signed up for volunteer work at the SPCA during her vacation in SA, putting back into the community and giving back to the animals. This has been a dream of hers for years to come explore South Africa and at the same time enrol in volunteer work.

The staff moved all the cats to another location while we refurbished their scratzing poles and indoor scratz-corners, and provided each enclosure with a brand new item.

Once all the work was done – they brought all the cats back to their newly decorated homes, and that was when the realization of doing my bit kicked in. The cats were content and happily playing with their new toys – the sound of total bliss…

It gave me a little bit of insight as to why we care, and why we are prepared to go the extra mile for our animals.

I want to thank the SPCA again, for allowing us to be a small part of the great job they do!! What an experience…

Being a volunteer in any project is not a responsibility, but rather an oppertuinity for each of us, created by courageous orginazations! Dont miss out on the oppertuinity – it might not present itself again..

FootPrints SPCA SUMMER 09/10

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