The cat man of Alleppo

Alaa is known as the cat man of Aleppo, Syria’s largest city.  This is a city torn by war, leaving many of its Human inhabitants misplaced. Humans are not the only ones who suffer the consequences of war. Many animals have been left without homes.

Alaa, an ambulance driver, has taken it upon himself to provide sustenance for 150 stray cats. He dedicates his spare time and spends most of his savings (about $4 dollars a day) taking them, hence the nickname “cat man of Aleppo”.

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With buys them meat with his spare savings.

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Most people have left the city’s district, few have remained.

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