Caravan home for stray cats

Caravan home for stray cats

ANTALYA – Anadolu Agency
Caravan home for stray cats

Two retired teacher living in the southern province of Antalya have bought a caravan and made it a warm home for stray cats in winter months. Now, the caravan is home to about 100 cats. 

Animal lovers Serap Gürcüm, 55, and Suzan Güven, 62, have decided to buy the caravan after seeing that many cats and dogs were sick in their neighborhood.
Putting the caravan in the garden of their building complex, the women also feed the cats every morning for an hour and a half by their car and then come to the caravan to feed the cats there. 

Caravan home for stray cats

They now have around 100 stray cats and take care of them one by one by spending almost all of their retirement salary. They also find permanent homes for the cats. 

The biggest problem for the two women is how some of their neighbors have reacted toward their love for animals. 

Gürcüm said they first asked to rent a shop but no one wanted to give a shop for the cats.

“Then, the idea of a caravan came up. We do a good cleaning every day to prevent the smell. The cats are also very happy. When they are hungry, we cannot sleep at night. This is why we spend our money on the cats. We take care of them in shifts and never leave them alone. They are safe and peaceful in the cat caravan,” she said.

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