Yesterday afternoon, just before going to a film production meeting for my story Next to Her, I visited the Poezenboot Caprice in Ghent, Belgium. This cat shelter is known all over the world (visitors come as far as China) because it's located on a boat. You can spend the entire afternoon at the cat boat, cuddling the cats, or having a drink in their company. At the end of the day, you are welcome to adopt one of them. Once in a while, they have a few dogs, too.
Every year, the cat boat Caprice takes in over a thousand cats. They nurture them to health and do their best to find them a home. They also bring over sick and wounded animals from Greece in order to give them a better life in Belgium.
The Poezenboot Caprice is open daily (except Mondays) from 2 pm to 6 pm. The address is Nieuwevaart 300 in 9000 Ghent, Belgium. To visit, you're advised to take tramway number one at the Ghent train station until you arrive at the canal.
Good news: when I was at the cat boat Caprice, the kitty from the last two pictures got adopted :-)
You can find more info about tourist activities in Ghent here.
P.S. Have you seen our pictures from the cat boat in Amsterdam and the Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary in Rome?