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Cats from Rome {Italy}

Rome Cat Sanctuary
Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary
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Traveling cats spotted at the world-famous Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary in Rome, Italy. The cats have the ancient ruins just for themselves, including a sheltered spot where they receive food, medical care, and a warm bed to sleep. Founded in 1993, a large number of the cats they host are blind, disabled or recovering from illness. But despite their difficult start in life, it's obvious that the Torre Argentina cats are now happy and comfortable. Torre Argentina also promotes TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) to stabilize the number of strays, reduce the spread of FIV, FeLV, and blindness due to the herpes virus and other threats.

Find more pictures of the Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary here.


In other news, I just heard that Traveling Cats won the prestigious BlogPaws Nose-To-Nose Award for Best New Pet Blog. Thanks so much for believing in me and my little cat blog. As I won 400 lbs of food from Only Natural Pet to be donated to the shelter/rescue of my choice, I picked the Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary as the receiver. Hopefully they'll accept international shelters. In case they don't, which American rescue/shelter do you recommend?


  1. Congratulations Vanessa,I wooped with delight when I watched the Video of the award ceremony this morning,I had the Same problem with Picking a sanctuary but I decided on on one in California,there are a lot of good ones but its finding the right one for you,xx Rachel

  2. Congratulations on your win! I hope they can ship to your rescue of choice. If not, I would like to recommend the Wiregrass Humane Society in Dothan Alabama. They do some great things, including offering low-cost spay/neuter for people in south Alabama and northwest Florida.


  3. We so enjoy your blog and all the incredible pictures you share! Concats on your very well deserved Nose-to-Nose award! Purrs from the Zee and Zoey Gang!

  4. ConCatulations!!!!!! As fuw meez favowit.....meez luvs dem ALL!!!!! Meez wuld adopt dem all ifin meez kuld. :) Meez finks what dey du is Pawsum!!

    Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses ♥♥♥


  5. Congrats on the blog award -- so well deserved! When we were in Rome, we saw the feral cats who live at the Colosseum.

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  7. Congratulations to you!!! I absolutely love your photos! :)

  8. Concats on the award!! I think I even retweeted it. Lots of Italian cats. I heard there are a lot of stray cats in Greece too.

  9. Congratulations. I think this cat sanctuary is a worthy cause. The cat sitting in the white plastic chair looks sad. What a lot of long haired cats.

  10. Those cats are so beautiful. I'm super happy they have such a wonderful place to live.


    And... CONGRATULATIONS! Congratulations on your big BlogPaws win!!! purrs

  11. Beautiful kitties. Glad to know they are safe and happy :-)
    Congratulations on winning the award!! This is so exciting!!

  12. Many concats to you on your award :) Such beautiful pictures and a worthy recipient of the food x

  13. Awesome. Congratulations on your well-deserved award!

    We like the pair in the Tupperware tub. :)

  14. (^‿^) ❀

    Bonjour et MERCI pour ces photos des beaux chats chère Vanessa :o)
    C'est EXTRA !!!!

    GROS BISOUS pour toi !!!
    Bon début de semaine ❀

  15. I love your pics! Congratulations on your award--it is well-deserved! And the cats will be the greatest beneficiaries! Win-Win!

  16. CONGRATS!!!!
    I am so happy for you… you sooo deserved the award!

  17. Congrats on the award! Nice job on capturing these kitties. I like the last one best of the kitty peaking at you beneath... a door? Anyway, great series of kitties!

  18. My fav kitty is the one with no ears. He is just beautiful. I think this place is so great! How nice that they get the care they need, food, and a place to sleep!!!!! Wonderful!!!
    I am SO glad to hear you won the award!!!!! Makes me feel super happy cuz I am one of the people who nominated you for that! Woohoooooo and congrats to you!!!!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  19. Congrats on the award! this cat sanctuary looks very good. lucky ones ;)

  20. The last photo of the calico is our favorite. Our mom loves calicos. That sanctuary sounds like a wonderful place. So glad there are places like that in the world. Concatulations on your award! Hope they let you donate internationally!

  21. Congratulations to youuuuuuuuuu! Hoping you can give it to your shelter. If not, please consider Backdoor Friends in Farmington Hills Michigan or Michigan Humane

  22. meowloz two everee one in rome

    N waaaaaaaay happee for ewe on yur nose to nose blogpaws 2014 award....conga ratz vanessa ♥♥♥♥ total lee rockin awesum !!!!!!

    we troo lee hope yur shelter can receive the prize.....

  23. Félicitations Vanessa,
    Si tu n'as pas trouvé à quel refuge donner, ma soeur habite à San Francisco et fait parti d'un groupe de famillesd'accueil. D'ailleurs son chien était à l'origine en accueil chez elle. Elle doit connaitre de bons refuges dans le besoin.
    Ces chats de Rome ont dans leur regard toute une histoire. On sent que la vie n'a pas été simple pour eux.
    Ca serait bien que ton prix puisse être destiné à l'association qui s'en occupe si bien.
    Bonne soirée
    Nat à Chat

  24. What interesting kitties.

    And congratulations on your Nose-to-Nose Award! The mom was there when they announced it and was very happy for you.

  25. Aww! And a nice thing to do with your award!! If they don't, check out

    A no-kill shelter that also takes in cats other places won't. We adopted both of our FIV+ kitties from there.

  26. We cheered when they announced your name! Concats on your great achievement! You could consider Meowmeowmans's shelter, PAWS. They take in kitties no other shelter will accept and they don't turn away any cat, no matter how much specialized care it may require or how expensive that care is. It's a lovely shelter that provides loving care.

  27. Well obviously I can relate to this one, used to go there almost daily!

    I cheered so happily for you when it was announced at the conference. Congratulations!

  28. Good for you and the cats! You do do fabulous work. As a cat lover myself, when I saw your blog I knew I had to follow. Where I used to live there was a lady who would come around and pick up strays in the hood, get them neutered, then return them. I am sure there are many local shelters that would gladly accept your donation. Cheers!!

  29. Oh, my fave pic - I have two. The one seated behind the stairwell and the orange and white one looking up at something (that one is really beautiful). I wonder what she/he is looking at. Cheers!!

  30. congrats, congrats! And such a lovely award it is

  31. Creative series of photos ~ each cat with their own personality ~ xoxo

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

  32. This is so great that they take care of these cats ;o) Makes me smile inside ;o)

  33. Great photos... I feel as if I could reach through the computer screen and give each of them a hug! Purrs from the Zee and Zoey Gang!

  34. A Rome, les chats sont partout !

  35. so many cute cats! adorable :D

  36. I'm going to come to Rome in September, I'll definitely visit this place! I love cats so much...!