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Cats from Madrid {Spain}

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The Buen Retiro Park, also known as El parque del Buen Retiro, is a green oasis in the heart of Madrid. Locals visit this popular spot to walk along the lake, to look at the street artists, to admire the numerous sculptures and monuments, to play a game of petanca, or to attend some of the many events that are held there throughout the year. But there's another reason why you want to add the Buen Retiro Park to your bucket list: it is the home of more than 400 (!) community cats.

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Some of the cats have always lived in the park, while others have been abandoned by their humans.

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The cats of the Buen Retiro Park are taken care of by the volunteers of the organization AGAR (Asociación de Amigos de los Gatos del Retiro). Since 2008, this organization has not only been feeding the cats, but they have also been involved in TNR (trap-neuter-return), medical care, and vaccinations. Some of the Retiro cats have even found a forever home thanks to the organization. They are self-funded, though, so financial help is always welcome.

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monumento a alfonso XII

Now that you know that Madrid is home to a cat park, don't you want to go there and befriend all the kitties?

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Photos by Sobi

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13 comments:

  1. the kitten on the statue photo totally rocks !!! and 984 paws up as da tabbies say to AGAR and all the volunteers ♥♥♥♥♥

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  2. You sure got some cute poses in these photos. I love that small black cat and the first one with those EYES! I would love to travel somewhere...anywhere! Hugs!

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  3. Hello,

    What a cute variety of kitties and photos. They look adorable posing on the statues. I am glad they are taken care of by the volunteers. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Enjoy your day, have a great weekend.

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  4. Hope they were still taking care of them during the lockdown.

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  5. I agree the kitten on the statue is quite remarkable. Too bad the poor little guy does not have a real human lap to take comfort upon.

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  6. Aww! what cute photos heheh!

    Have a kittytastic safe week 😷😷😷

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  7. The kitty in the statue's lap is adorable! Great photos!
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  8. Aww! Such cute kitty captures!

    Happy Thursday!

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  9. Great clicks. Amazingly photographed. NomNomNow

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  10. What fabulous pictures! My old woman says she SOOOO0 wants to visit the cat park! From Toffee

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  12. Thanks for sharing all these excellent photos with us. You got some really cute photos of these kitties. Have a great rest of your day and keep up the posts.
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