Stray cats of Bursa live un­der one wel­com­ing roof

Daily Sabah (Turkey) - - Front Page -

STRAY cats in Bursa are liv­ing the time of their lives this win­ter, in vil­las that are en­tirely re­served for them. Built by Bursa’s Os­mangazi Mu­nic­i­pal­ity, the “Cat Vil­las” are home to some 200 stray cats. They en­joy the free space and a warm shel­ter dur­ing the cold win­ter days.

Be­sides strays, the vil­las at the Stray An­i­mals Nat­u­ral Life and Treat­ment Cen­ter also host cats that lost limbs in ac­ci­dents or to dis­eases. When the weather is nice, the cats spend time in the gar­den of the villa, but when it gets freez­ing cold, the cats en­joy the warmth in­doors.

Deputy Di­rec­tor of the cen­ter Dilek Yo­sun told Anadolu Agency (AA) that the cats in the vil­las un­dergo reg­u­lar ve­teri­nary check­ups.

“Their treat­ment and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion are car­ried out with ut­most care,” said Yo­sun, adding that, “dur­ing the win­ter, the stray cats en­joy liv­ing a villa life here. The in­te­rior of the build­ings was done with fe­line liv­ing con­di­tions in mind. Each villa can host 100 cats.” Once the re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion process is over, the cen­ter al­lows peo­ple to adopt from the cen­ter.

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