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Cats from Conil de la Frontera {Spain}

secret cat village of conil

When you walk along the beach of Conil de la Frontera, you'll find things you would not expect. One of these things is Cat Village or City of Cats: a refuge for strays. It's a secret place, close to the tourist bustle yet hidden. Every year, thousands of tourists walk by, but hardly anyone ever notices. In fact, if you want to see the cats, you have to go inside the bamboo forest.

“At the start of the beach promenade, I saw an Englishwoman named Julie regularly disappearing behind the bamboo, but I never knew where she was going. Now I know that she went to the cats' little hiding place,” says Claudia Mannes from the travel blog Kleinplanet 311. “Together with a group of volunteers, she built several miniature houses made out of cardboard boxes and rendered watertight with plastic sheeting. All have warm blankets inside. With the help of a local veterinary, the cats are spayed/neutered and sick ones are being treated.”

“Unfortunately, the locals aren't very committed. There are many street cats in Conil and many people just drop their excess kittens here,” says Julie. “Last year, forty felines were brought to the City of Cats and the year before sixty. While all these beach cats are being cared for, the aim is to find a home for these sweethearts. Anyone interested in adopting, can contact Julie Lloyd Wyatt via Beach Cats Conil de la Frontera.

Cat pictures by Claudia Mannes

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62 comments:

  1. Hello, it is nice that the kitties are being well cared for. Thanks to the volunteers who provided the little homes for the cats to get warm and be safe. Great post and adorable photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Eileen, we love all our beach cats very much and they have lots of love everyday here in Conil de la Frontera
      Have a good weekend too 😽😽😽😽

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  2. Ahhhh, so so sweet. I saw your thumbnail of the blue eyed beauty on Eileen's Saturday Critters and just had to come visit.....I'm a cat lover

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    1. Hello
      Yes it would be wonderful if you could visit our beach cats would give you a lovely welcome especially if you have snacks with you 😽😽😽😽😽

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  3. Such wonderful photos of the amazing and sweet ones!

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    1. Thank you Brian, they are wonderful and yes the photos are fantastic, Claudia was a very nice lady to take the photos she spent along time with us xxx

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  4. Wonderful photos of beautiful cats and post about how they are being cared for ~ it bit sad, though,

    Happy Weekend to you, ^_^

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    1. Thank you Carol, the beach cats all seem to have a wonderful life they seem to be very happy it would be wonderful if we could get some in forever homes, but in the meantime we will give them our love and care 😊😊😊

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  5. That is so thoughtful of people! Thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things!

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    1. Thank you so much and we are so glad you have enjoyed the photos of our wonderful beach cats xxx

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  6. Lovely photos but such a sad story. https://teespring.com/CatsLover We are helping to raise funds to save our community cats. Need your help to support if possible. Thank you so much. :)​

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    1. Thank you Doris, yes the photos are lovely, and so are all our great beach cats, good luck with your cause also xxx

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  7. It is so wonderful to have such caring and thoughtful people in the world. It is too bad irresponsible people take advantage of that generosity. We live out on a farm and we often hear stories of cats being dropped off in yards with barns. People are lying to themselves when they drop off an animal and tell themselves that the cat will be taken care of there.

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    1. Thank you Andrea, yes we have a big problem with people leaving the kittens here but we have had them all rehomed and they have gone on to have a wonderful life. When it is the kitten season we dread going to feed the cats for fear what we find, many are left in a bad way full of fleas, colds, injuries but we take them straight the vets for treatment. It is wonderful when you see them fully recovered and living in the luxury of their new homes , so a great happy ending xxxx

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    1. Thank you the cats are all amazing and very affectionate xxx

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  9. Wow! I am happy to see that somebody takes cares of these cats. Hope the place continues to have the resources to care for the felines.

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    1. Thank you Ruth, yes let's hope we have some much needed help with people and funds for our cause xxxx

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  10. Those poor kitties, I hope they all get their forever homes.

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    1. Thank you yes if we could get some homes for the adults it would be fantastic 😽😽

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  11. It's wonderful that people are helping these cats, especially getting them spayed/neutered. The problem must seem overwhelming. I sure hope a lot of them can get homes. The pictures and place are amazing!

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    1. Thank you Annie for your kind words, the cats are all very much loved and yes the pictures are amazing they are all so gorgeous as you can see 😽😽

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  12. It is so fantastic to read all your comments and have your support a huge thank you. We love all our beach cats very much and it would be fantastic if we could have some of our adults rehomed, people like to have the kittens primarily which is also great.
    If anyone wants any further information please contact me on our Facebook page, "beach cats Conil de la frontera" or direct to my email julielloydwyat@yahoo.co.uk

    Thank you to Vanessa for putting this great article on traveling cats blog and thank you to Claudia for spending to time with us and taking the great photos, it was lovely to meet you xxxx

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  13. What totally sweet pictures of the cat village! Hoping for the best for them. Especially sweet is the photo of the blade of grass tickling the nose of a light colored cat.

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    1. Thank you so glad you enjoyed the pictures. The light coloured cat is our Grumpy, he's always in a bad mood with the other cats always is complaint about them, he prefares humans, he is very affectionate with us. He always makes us laugh xx

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  14. It is nice to see that people fighting to give some care to these feral cats. Have a nice Sunday.

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    1. Thank you and I did have a nice Sunday as I went to feed our cats and as usual it was lovely to se them all, so happy and enjoying a lovely sunny after in Conil

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  15. We have been meaning to send some cats shots that mom took on her travels.

    Emma and Buster

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    1. You can never have enough photos of cats they always make you smile xx

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  16. Those are some absolutely lovely cats! Thanks for sharing at My Flagstaff Home.

    Jennifer

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  17. Thank you Jennifer yes the cats are so lovely, we look after them very carefully I am always checking and watching to make sure they are all fit and we'll, putting cream on any little scrapes they have and washing any dirty marks so they always look their smartest. I try and give them regularly brushes some of them love others can't be bothered with it. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

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  18. Thank you so much for sharing all the wonderful pictures of these sweet babies. So glad they have caring people to look after them. Would be so wonderful if more of them could find forever homes. Or even a permanent shelter building made for them... Love the beautiful blue eyes on the Siamese sweetheart.

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    1. Thank you Katie, yes a permanent safe shelter would be a dream come true for us. The Siamese blue sweetheart is our ziggy he is very nervous but allows me a quick stroke especially if I give him some ham 😊😊😊

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  19. I was surprised to see kitty resting so happy in a human's arms. I expected the colony to be completely feral, but it looks like that's not the case at all. I'm so glad that they have volunteers watching for them.

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

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  20. Hi Jean
    Thank you for your comment, our cats aren't feral at all. We have 20 regular adult cats and I can stroke them all and can pick up most of them, they are used to me and I'm a good source of food so I guess that's why I am allowed to do this. They are all very much loved and would make wonderful pets let's hope we get some adopted this year 😊😊

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  21. And they are all so pretty! I hope they can continue to care for them and find homes.

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    1. Thank you and yes let's hope we can find homes in the meantime we will continue to care for them xx

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  22. Those cats are beautiful! Have a terrific week!

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  23. Love those pics especially the close ups aww!

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  24. Great shots of beautiful cats. Those eyes!

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  25. Wat een mooie plek voor de katten. De foto's zijn echt geweldig! Pawkisses :) <3

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  26. What a lovely idea! And you've captured some wonderful images.
    Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/02/potted.html

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    1. Thank you Sue yes the images are beautiful xx

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  27. I love these cats so much. Love, love, love them. I will come to see them if at all possible. I live in Portland Oregon USA and these cats are so precious I must come to help them any way possible. I'll bring some chicken....

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    1. Yes we love them very much and if you bring chicken they will be your best friends xx

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  28. Very interesting. Thanks so much for sharing with the Let's Get Real party.

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  29. What an interesting place! So many beautiful kittehs!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Photo Friday!

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  30. What an interesting idea. I think it would be cool to visit a city of cats.

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  31. So beautiful pictures. Those cats seem to be in good health.

    R. TΓ€ysin arkista

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    1. Yes the cats are all in very good health as soon as we see a problem with any of them we make sure they are treated 😽😽

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  33. What gorgeous cats! So nice that they are being well taken care of!

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  34. Hi Julie - stumbled across your blog and love what you are doing. Hce a question my cat ( rescue from Madrid) looks like your 5th photo from bottom. Regular cat frame but apricot siamese colouring - seems theres loads like these in spain. Is it a spanish breed or just from siamese mix ins? My cat behaves more like acdog than a cat too and is very affectionate, any ideas?

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