Message from our President about this website
"Thankyou for visiting our website, I hope it gives you a good idea of what we do to help the street cats on Crete.
The website has been wholly designed and created by volunteers; we could have gone for a 'all singing and dancing site with whistles and bells'
but we prefer to spend our valuable time caring for animals, therefore we have kept it as simple as possible but at the same time
as informative as possible. Please do contact us with any questions or for more information"
- Jayne Butler
History of the Charity
Cretan Cat-a-List was founded in 2004 by the current President Jayne Butler and a group of dedicated animal lovers who
were all very concerned about the welfare of animals in their area, as well as the lack of support available to any animals
in peril. It has been an established registered charity since 2006 and is staffed entirely by volunteers. Over the years it
has cared for thousands of cats, and as it never turns an animal away, has also looked after donkeys, goats, ducks and all
manner of needy creatures. When you are in a situation of being overwhelmed by the desperate need of so many animals, it is
vital to work with other groups to provide the best possible solution to each individual crisis. Cretan Cat-a-list has
become part of a network of local and national groups all working for one cause – to improve the lives of animals worldwide.
Who We Are – The 'family tree'
Cat-a-list would not exist without its dedicated volunteers, over the years many people have helped to make
Cretan Cat-a-list the professional and respected Charity that it is today. A big thank you to everyone for making this happen, here are just a few. . .
Jayne Butler—President of Cretan Cat-a-list.
Founder of Cretan Cat-a-list, Jayne moved to Crete in 2001 from Ireland, along with her two rescued greyhounds and two cats.
Horrified by the lack of care and animal welfare facilities available on the Island, she embarked on the creation of the Charity.
Jayne works full time for the Charity on a voluntary basis and co-ordinates the day to day operations as well as being the main fundraiser.
She is a believer in sharing and networking and works with dozens of other groups throughout the world to raise awareness of animal suffering.
Diana Thompson - Treasurer.
Di came to Crete from the Canaries where she had been heavily involved with animal welfare.
Di brought with her a wealth of experience and information. Di organizes fortnightly car boot sales and fundraisers,
including great lunches! Di is also a stray cat feeder as well as keeping our purse strings in order, a valued member of the team.
Patrick Casey - Driver and 'catsbody'.
Patrick is primarily our driver, airport runs, vets, food collection and helps us deliver trapped cats to the vets for
neutering and makes sure our equipment is returned. Despite getting his hands ripped to shreds on many a cat run,
he is dedicated, reliable and will have a go at anything – a real star. Patrick has been living in Crete for many years.
Patrick de Landre-Grogan – Web Developer.
Patrick has a background in electronics, computer programming and website design and runs a website hosting
"The Internet People LLP" in the UK. Patrick has contributed his time to the development and maintenance of
this website for free as his contribution to the charity.
You can find out much more about Patrick at his website
Maggie Waldon – Vice President & Catsbody.
Maggie lived and worked in Crete from 2003 – 2008, during which she became involved in animal welfare.
Cretan Cat-a-list helped her with the assortment of animals she adopted during her time on the Island.
Now based back in the UK, Maggie lives and works in Bristol along with her 5 Greek cats and 3 Greek dogs!
Seen here doing a radio interview for Cat-a-list with Nigel Dando for BBC Radio Bristol.
Thank you to all our volunteers, supporters and sponsors