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Cat Sanctuary On Greek Island

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    On the Greek island of Syros, a couple named Richard and Joan Bowell have dedicated their lives to running sanctuary for stray cats.

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    What a beautiful location! This island is clearly a paradise, and the perfect place to build a sanctuary. Major kudos to Richard and Joan Bowell for dedicating their lives to this amazing and super wholesome project. You guys rock!

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    Their cat sanctuary, known as God's Little People Cat Rescue, now houses and cares for tons of cats on the island.

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    "Going to Greece originally on a trip that mixed work with pleasure, the Bowells attended a seminar in the same house where they live now. They later bought the property"

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    Imagine going on a work trip to a country, and then once you're there you end up deciding not only to stay there, but to buy property and build a cat sanctuary there to protect all of the stray cats! Really it's an amazing story, truly incredible!

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    According to Richard, "When we moved here, we were aware there was a problem, but we didn't immediately see the depth of it." "There are fifteen thousand cats on the island, they estimate, and there are thousands that haven't been neutered."

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    Quotes courtesy of an interview with the Greek Reporter.

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    If this cat sanctuary sounds like a paradise to you, then there are many ways to visit or support the cats there.

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    The sanctuary are always looking for people to adopt stray cats from the island, and to sponsor the costs of caring for the cats.

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    If you would like to inquire about adopting or sponsoring a cat, you can contact the sanctuary on their website

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    If you're already visiting Greece, then you can pay a visit to the island of Syros. There the sanctuary has villas that they rent to tourists to support operational costs, and a cat cafe.

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    It is also possible to volunteer at the sanctuary, but it's not an easy job.

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    The couple recently put out a job offer for someone to live on the Greek island for a year and run the sanctuary for them while they are on sabbatical. They received over 40,000 applications, and the job has now been filled.

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    "Last year, out of the $35,000 spent on the cats, he estimates that $15,000 was spent on veterinary services alone."

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    Quote via the Greek Reporter.

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    "The prettiest little Callista"

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    "Off to watch the sunset"

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