The purrfect gift for cat-lovers near and far, the documentary-style images of the 2020 Nine Lives Cat Calendar give an insight into the everyday activities of Nine Lives volunteers.
The 2020 Nine Lives cat calendar, available on sale now, offers a glimpse into the daily work of our volunteers and their bond with our beloved feline friends, captured through the lens of photographer Joyce Chien.
If you’re looking for the most meow-vellous present for cat-loving friends, the Nine Lives Greece 2020 calendar is a winner! Featuring gorgeous photos of ‘our’ cat colonies, all proceeds from sales directly help stray/abandoned cats on the streets of Athens through feeding and vet care.
The 2020 calendar is photographed by Joyce Chien, a freelance documentary photographer. She started volunteering for Nine Lives Greece in 2019 when she saw how many feral and stray cats need assistance in the Athens area. As a documentarian, she strived to show the reality and importance of the work of Nine Lives Greece is doing to improve the lives of so many stray cats.
The layout of the 2020 calendar is once again by the gifted graphic designer Marketa Jagerova. Our friendship with Marketa goes back to when she came on holiday to Athens seven years ago and found a kitten stuck in a car engine. That kitten, Odysseus, has lived very happily in Marketa’s home ever since, and each year helps her put the finishing touches on the annual Nine Lives calendar.
Unlike the souvenir ‘Kitty cats of Greece’ calendars commonly available at tourist shops in Athens, not only is each featured cat in our calendar neutered, vaccinated, fed a healthy diet and given necessary veterinary treatment when ill or injured, but profits from the calendar go towards the continued feeding and veterinary care of these and approximately 500 other street cats living in the Greek capital.
The full-colour wall calendar, with captions and holiday dates in both English and Greek, costs 10 euros per copy (excluding postal charges).
For Greek residents, if you live in Athens, you will find our calendars on sale at our fundraising events, or we can send you details of your nearest stockist. If you live in Greece, but outside Athens, we can send the calendars to you by post, with the antikatavoli (cash on delivery) system that includes a small charge for the post and packing.
For our friends who live outside Greece, please email us your order and address to [email protected], so that we can let you know the postage costs and payment arrangements.
All of us at Nine Lives, two-legged and four-pawed, thank you for your most generous help.