Cats and Dogs of Alghero
Silvana Valentino Locke lives in Downe - Kent, but she originally comes from Naples. Her Italian familly home is on the island of Sardinia, where large feral cat populations can be found. Running Romney House Cat Rescue in Kent, is a full time & stressful job. Instead of relaxing in the sun during her trips back to Italy, Silvana actively searches out more suffering soles in need of her help.
"SOS Sardinia" is a project which aims to neuter & spay feral cats in order to limit & ultimately decrease colony sizes. The sick & injured are treated & regular feeding programmes are organised using local people who care.
Neutering & spaying can halt population growth, & fewer feral predators being born can only benefit wildlife. Regular feeding will prevent hunger & hunting, trap neuter & release schemes also aid conservation. Culling has been proven to create vacuums, which soon re-fill with roaming individuals who discover a new space in which to survive.
Take a look at the difficulties & the joys of the Italian Job...
- A Sad Story...
- Italian Neutering Trip - Feb 2013
- Rescue Trip Summer 2012
- Dani's Story
- Sardi Flies Home From Sardinia to Denmark
- Italian Job July 2012
- Alghero Update June 2012
- Alghero Update June 2012 - Part 2
- Alghero Update June 2012 - Part 3
- Georgie, Lilly and Rococo arrive at Romney House at last!!!!
- May 2012 - Visit
- Easter 2012 - Introduction
- Easter 2012 - The Port Cats
- Easter 2012 - The Hotel Cats
- Easter 2012 - The Villa Cats
- Easter 2012 - The Church Cats
- Easter 2012 - Other Colonies
- Easter 2012 - People Who Help
- Italy October 2011.part 1
- .......................Part 2
- .......................Part 3
- 1. The Cats of Alghero
- 2. The Problems & Solutions
- 3. The port cats
- ... Kittens found in the scrub
- ... Porto Conte continued
- 5. Some cats will seek shelter
- Recent Visit to Sardinia july 2011
- ....visit to Sardinia p2
- ....visit to Sardinia p3
- ... Cats in quarantine
- ... Porto kittens & Tiger
- ... Tiger now in quarentine
- ....Georgie struggles in quarentine
- ... Porto kittens Update
- ... Cats in quarantine update
- 4. Revisiting the colonies
- ...The Faro Hotel cats & dogs
- ...Porto cats re-visited
- ...Always more hungry mouths to feed
- ...Italian rescue cats enjoying cat milk
- ... Happy Endings & Cat Tales
- ... More rescued & happy animals...
- 6. 15 kittens rescued
- .... The kittens improve
- .... Kitten rescue
- .... Kittens doing better
- .... Kittens left in a box
- 7. Rescue animals doing well
- .... Happy Dogs
- 8. Before & after...
- 9. Jazz, lego & Pizz
- 10. New cat house
- 11. Martina
- 12. Winter in Itally
- 13. Before & hapily ever after
- 14. Trash puppies
- .....Puppies saved!
- 15. Ugino
- 16. Carlo's way
The Italian job
Identifying those in need of help
Trapping, treating and releasing again
Neuter and spaying to halt population growth
Regular food strengthens immune systems and prevents nuisance scavenging