The 70 year old (!!!) Cypriote Julia Manglis sacrifices her life for animals.
For more than 30 years, she cares for more than 100 dogs, which she has found on the street or which have been thrown over her fence. Until the beginning of the year, she and her assistant Shami made all the work on their own. Now we, from Cyprus dogs have been adverted to the both.
When we started working there, the dogs lived on Julias property. This is a rented area located on a former bird farm. Some of the dogs were accommodated in a dog hotel. Of course the conditions have not been perfect and the kennels look terrible, but it is clean and each day the dogs receive water and feed.
Julia finances all by herself: continuous vaccinating, worming, castrating, sterilisating… Therefore she spends more than 1000 euros each month and also reaches the limits of her own existence. It is easy to say that you give your best, but there will be just few people who can compete with the life effort of this woman for the welfare of this dogs in need.
Thanks to financial aids and in cooperation with the English organization CYDRA, Barbara Bahlburg, Susanne von Bueren and other volunteers of Cyprus dogs, a lot of things could be reached. The dogs have been hauled out of the external dog hotel…they now live on Julias property. And we finally have running water and even electricity…
We have built walking areas for the dogs where they can move a bit. The next step should be to lay flagging in the kennels, to ensure a better hygienic situation.
It goes straight ahead, but it is a rocky way and sometimes we were hit back on the way. In the meantime we have archived all dogs and try to keep an account of dewormings, vaccinations and the other things.
All dogs have been named, even we could not always keep them in mind…but actually Julia is very thankful for everything.
She finally got help for her work, to make a better life for the dogs possible and we really enjoy supporting her.
It is admirable how this woman sacrifices her life…and you will never ever hear “No” from her, when her dogs are involved.
In Cyprus, dogs are waste dump. If there is no longer use for it…you throw them away.
The dogs, which have been thrown over Julias fence, are partly in very bad condition. Most of them are as afraid as you hardly can touch them…and it takes a lot of time and patience to at least restore the trust even if it’s just partially.
It is a great moment, when after a long time one dog holds his nose near our fingertips and in this way says that this could be the beginning of the next step.
We urgently need donations to continue our work and to furthermore support Julia!
Our contact details:
(please state „project Julia“ in your reason for transfer)
bank: Nord-Ostsee Sparkasse
assignee: Zypernhunde e. V.
account no.: 130 15 192
bank code: 217 500 00
Description of the project: Susanne von Bueren