Two of the Felines Living at the Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary

Famous Human’s Temple Becomes Cat Sanctuary

Today is March 15, or the Ides of March. The human told me it is called this because on this day, a famous human named Julius Caesar was assassinated. The assassins, including his good friend Brutus, stabbed him many times and he died.

A public square in Rome called the Largo di Torre Argentina contains the ruins of the theater where Caesar was stabbed. Because of the historic nature of these ruins, many humans visit them during their trips to Rome. Many humans who visit the ruins receive a furry surprise during their visit.

Two of the Felines Living at the Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary
Two of the Felines Living at the Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary

Kind humans turned the entire area into a cat sanctuary, furiends! Street cats from all over the city come to the Largo di Torre Argentina. When these cats arrive, volunteers trap them and take them to the white coated humans. The white coated humans treat them, and spay and neuter them. After this, the felines return to the Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary.

The felines living here are free to roam around the grounds, and they enjoy their time there. Kind humans have even built an indoor sanctuary for these felines.

There are around 250 felines that live in the sanctuary, and they are cared for by volunteers. Some of the cats in the clowder are missing legs, cannot see, or come from abusive homes. These special needs cats get the extra attention they require.

The main attraction is of course the ruins, but many humans make observing the cats part of their day. On a sunny day, humans enjoy watching the felines relax and sunbathe themselves on the historic pillars and steps. At first, some humans have trouble finding the felines. But once they spot one feline, they are able to see the rest of them.

I told the human that we should go to this place. He told me that it would mean we got on a noisy metal tube for a long time. So I told him to forget it.


Bagheera (1256 Posts)

Bagheera is a wonderful and loving cat who started off his life on the wrong foot. Literally. He is a polydactyl and since breed standard for bengals does not allow polydactylism, he was given to an animal rescue group. His human had just lost a dear feline friend, but he was fascinated by both the bengal breed and the polydactylism. So he flew up to see Bagheera, and fell in love. He took Bagheera home the same day and Bagheera didn't even let out a peep when he went on a noisy loud small airplane. Several years later, Bagheera had to endure another plane ride, but this time, it was on a big airplane. He moved with his human to San Diego. And he was all set to enjoy a life of soaking up the southern California sun but then something else got in the way. Bagheera was diagnosed with diabetes. This meant that he would have to overcome one more challenge. His diabetes is being treated with insulin and a low carb diet. He has gained back all the weight he lost and is the same active, happy, rambunctious cat that he was before his diagnosis. But he wants to help raise awareness of feline diabetes. He wants humans everywhere to realize that while diabetic cats require a little extra care and they cost more to keep healthy, they are loving and playful companions for the right humans!


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