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Cats from Venice {Italy}

Cat of Venice, Italy

Cats have many friends in Venice

A citizen's organization, called DINGO, takes care of community cats. They feed the cats, provide health care, and supply neutering services

A woman who looked after the cats told me that some of the cats have had an ear tip snipped off, which means that they've undergone a contraceptive procedure. She also said that a British animal protection group used to provide some financial support to DINGO, but that now the Venetians themselves donate money and try to prevent any more unlucky kittens.

Around the town, volunteers have constructed cat houses, refuges similar in purpose to the traditional doghouse. These houses come in many forms, from just a pile of boxes with a small entrance to larger structures built of wood. Regardless of their design, each has at its entrance a metal plate, a welcoming sign from the people who care for the community cats.

The attitude of Venetians, who recognize the community cats' dignity and right to life and who accept and keep watch over the animals, makes me feel that the idea of coexistence is thriving here in Italy, and above all, in Venice, a town where cat lovers dwell.

Cat of Venice, Italy
Cat of Venice, Italy
Cat of Venice, Italy
Cat of Venice, Italy
Cats of Venice, Italy
Cat of Venice, Italy
Cats of Venice, Italy
Cat of Venice, Italy
Cat of Venice, Italy
Cats of Venice, Italy
Cat of Venice, Italy
Cat of Venice, Italy
Cat of Venice, Italy
Cat of Venice, Italy
Cat of Venice, Italy
Cat of Venice, Italy
Cat of Venice, Italy

Text and photos by Shin Otani, author of The Cats of Venice

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10 comments:

  1. This makes me wonder how they all survive!

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  2. I'll bet there are many that feed these beautiful cats. I know I would be feeding them. So precious.

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  3. A beautiful post. None look sick or malnourished. My daughter's neighborhood in New Haven does the exact same thing. There seems to be some unofficial contest as to who can make the most elaborate housing, though. Lights, heaters. I appreciate that, though. And I bet the cats do, too.

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  4. What precious kitty cats! The one on the red park bench looks a lot like my Lacy. I'd want to take them all home! It's so wonderful what they do for their cat population. I wish more of them could have furrever homes.

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  5. Great shots! I love the one of the cat curled up on the red bench.
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  6. I want that kitty hugging the tree. I'm so happy to see how much the people take care of the cats. We need to hear good news

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  7. Cute! Thank you for sharing this with Your Moment Blog Hop!

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  8. I'm glad someone is looking after the cats, tipping the ears is something they do in Dubai also.
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  9. Wonderful photos....but truly too many ads...

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