Cozy Homes For Stray Cats Ahead Of Winter

Published On: October 10th, 2021Categories: Cat News
emperatures are already dropping in western Turkey and barring the impact of climate change, a tough winter is awaiting the country.

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Temperature is already dropping in western Turkey and a tough winter is awaiting the country. Cats in warmer places are lucky, but for all those living in colder areas winter will be hard. Kartepe is a popular ski resort town in the northwestern province of Kocaeli. Before the cold weather sets in, the town’s municipality started building houses for stray cats.

emperatures are already dropping in western Turkey and barring the impact of climate change, a tough winter is awaiting the country.

Municipality workers have set wooden houses, painted in vivid colors, across the town, along with stands for storing food and water for the cats. So far, 50 cats have found shelter in the houses at a square and a park. The municipality plans to install more houses, to give shelter to at least 500 strays. According to the town’s mayor, Mustafa Kocaman, they’re also working on the construction of a rehabilitation and treatment center for stray animals.

Caring for needy animals is an integral part of the Turkish culture and Islamic faith. Last year, local municipalities and ministries shored up efforts to look after the country’s feline and canine citizens suffering from a lack of food during curfews related to the coronavirus pandemic.

Source: Daily Sabah

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  1. Cataescot December 11, 2021 at 4:34 am - Reply

    I wish Christian’s were as caring about creating the best shelters for their homeless cat populations instead they see them as pests. All life matters!

    • George Whathecat March 28, 2022 at 9:15 pm - Reply

      Exactly Cataescot. We need more actions like this. Share this story to show everyone everything is possible!! <3

  2. Diana L Pope December 12, 2021 at 10:18 pm - Reply

    Thank you for taking care of other species besides humans. Animals can’t advocate for themselves. Humans are on this planet to take care of and other living creatures. Stop thinking of yourselves. Way to go Turkey.

    • George Whathecat March 28, 2022 at 9:18 pm - Reply

      That’s a wonderful act of the municipality of Karpete. I hope this will be an example for more actions like this!!

  3. Kim Castillo December 12, 2021 at 10:34 pm - Reply

    California has a huge homeless feline problem, that seems no body wants to do anything about. Very sad ,to bad America is not more like Turkey.

    • George Whathecat March 28, 2022 at 9:20 pm - Reply

      Kim, in my opinion most states have hemeless feline problem. That’s why we try to share more stories like this in order to trigger more actions like this!

  4. Nargis December 31, 2022 at 1:44 am - Reply

    I have travelled a lot but believe me in Turkey I have seen the care towards dogs/cats is just winderful. On Istanbul itself restaurants owner leave plates of food for dogs in front of their restaurants. Also there are cardboard boxes in the corner of strets for cats. Cats and dogs wait outside butchers and wait for the owner to give food. This is love.

    • Sonia January 4, 2023 at 2:37 am - Reply

      That’s beautiful action,They should do that everywhere

  5. Olivia January 3, 2023 at 11:48 pm - Reply

    You’re absolutely right Nargis. Stray cats in Turkey are well-treated. One of the reasons is that Islam preaches compassion towards animals.

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