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Cats from Ghent {Belgium}

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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?

62 comments:

  1. Everything looks so nice and clean there and the cats are healthy and adorable!

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  2. Awesome photos :-)

    Have a tanfastic week :-)

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  3. Awww and there is one dog too. So precious.

    I linked you to my Awww Mondays meme.

    Have a purrfect and woof woof day. ☺

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  4. Ahw wat een cuties! Baby katten zijn ook zo lief!

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  5. I love cats. The first one is so pretty. I wonder what the second and the dog are looking at. lol

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  6. So neat! Thanks for sharing these beautiful kitties - very cool that you got to see one get adopted!

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  7. If only every place has an furry shelter to protect and care for the homeless or abused furry friends. These are so cute.

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  8. What a wonderful thing they are ding! Is it run by a couple? That last kitty is lucky, I can see why he was adopted. Looking at your pictures, it is hard to believe it is on a boat! It looks like a cafe of some sort. I think my favorite is the kitties looking up from inside the deep blue bed.

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  9. It looks like they take really good care of the cats there. All of the cats pictured seem to be in great shape. It's great that so many people have taken notice of this shelter. I'm very happy for the kitty that got adopted :)

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  10. A boat? Wow dat's weally cool. Da kitties do look good. Lots of gweat fotos.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  11. i would love to visit the cats boat, it seems like a great idea and so much better than a regular shelter, one of the ginger kity's looks like mine.
    xxx

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  12. Wow - what a great shelter! I've been daily visiting my local shelter, because I needed to wait 4 weeks until I could take my cats home. They had ear mites, and the shelter wanted to treat their ears first. Tomorrow I can finally take them home, and I'm so excited!

    My local shelter is doing a great job, but the shelter in Gent is really gorgeous. Thank you for blogging about it - I've been visiting Gent many times, but I hadn't heard about their shelter. I'll sure step by when I'm in Gent next time.

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  13. We have heard about the cat boat! It's nice to be able to see what it looks like...thanks.
    Have a great Wednesday...

    Noodle and crew

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  14. Quite taken with the orange cat-he/she has definiy\te opinions on everything and wants to express them Carol, Peaches and PAPRIKA

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  15. anda veree good evening two everee one in belgium, heerz hopin ewe all get adopted N ya livin large & in charge in yur for evers home veree veree soon !! ♥♥♥

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  16. I'd love to ride that boat.

    The black one with the yellow eyes looks like my late Spunky.

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  17. What great photos! We SO want to visit Poezenboot Caprice someday. :)

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  18. Dearest Cat-lover,
    What a happy bunch; even without yet being adopted they all look so calm and happy. Great initiative and let's hope that many find their furever home!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  19. Fascinating - I'd never heard of this place, but I love the concept, and your photos!
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/04/at-keyboard.html

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  20. What a great idea! And I love the kitty with his mouth open. "Feed me, Seymour!" Thank you for your sweet comment on my last post btw. :)

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  21. Jij was dus op de poezenboot in Gent én bracht schitterende foto's van deze al even schitterende katten mee!

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  22. Located on a boat? Wow that is pretty unique.

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  23. love the kitty and the woofie too!

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  24. Just Great! Wonderful shelter! Congrats to the honor for saving so many cats! I'am impressed.

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  25. The kittens are just darling! I love our kitties!

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  26. Oh my goodness, this is seriously the sweetest thing ever! <3

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  27. Ca c'est un refuge génial. Les chats ont l'air calmes et sereins.
    En terme d'adoption c'est surement plus efficace que les refuges classiques.
    Bonne soirée
    Nat à Chat

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  28. How cool to have a shelter on a boat! Those are some good looking cats.

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  29. First, I just want to say your pictures are awesome! Wow!

    How wonderful what Belgium is doing for these kitties!

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  30. What a great idea for a shelter! I'd love to visit the cat boat and adopt them all. Yay for the little ones who found their forever families.

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  31. Oooh, ze zien er allemaal zo schattig uit! Prachtige foto's :)

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  32. Never heard about it but I live pretty close by and I think I'll have to check this place out when I'm moving and adopting a cat! This sounds perfect.

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  33. Oh wow!!! Gorgeous!!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  34. Als ik daar naartoe ga, neem ik ze allemaal mee. Fijn dat de voorlaatste geadopteerd is. Nu de rest nog :) Fijn weekend :) <3

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  35. What beautiful cats... and dog. Such diverse personalities.....and they all love you!

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  36. Such beautiful cats! One day we'd like to visit Poezenboot .

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  37. What an incredibly cool shelter! I would LOVE to go visit.

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  38. Cute kitties, I hope they find a happy home.. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post.. Have a happy weekend!

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  39. Beautiful, each and every one ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  40. What a unique shelter. Your photos of the cats are beautiful.

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  41. What a wonderful collection of beautiful cats and the dog

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  42. OOOO waarom kende ik dit nog niet??

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  43. Interesting to know ! I live near Brussels, so it's not far at all to Gent !
    Beautiful cat pictures !

    http://gattina-keyholepictures.blogspot.com/

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  44. This is one of the most coolest shelters I've ever seen. What and interesting and unique concept. Thank you for sharing, the photos are lovely!

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  45. This must have been such an experience being on a cat boat /shelter. Just passed Ghent once during a road trip. Very interesting post.

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  46. What a wonderful story. We took our cat on our boat, but since it was a powerboat it made lots of noise and was bouncy down below. He didn't like cruising very much, but loved it when we were at anchor. - Margy

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  47. A cat boat! How interesting. The photos are extraordinary.

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  48. How purrfect! I'd love to spend a time with those lovelies.

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  49. What a wonderful shelter and the novelty of being a boat must draw a lot of attention for the kitties.

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  50. What a great idea and fabulous shots.

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  51. They are beautiful! I miss having a cat.

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  52. That is so cool! What a great shelter and great idea for cats. We were involved in a cat rescue this past week here in South Africa. Here's the link to that story and WW Linky:
    http://abooksandmore.blogspot.com/2015/04/stray-cat-rescue-and-ww-linky.html

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  53. It looks a very interesting place. It's good to hear of people taking good care of animals and finding them homes.

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