by Chef Kendall Huff
Native Foods Cafe
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I recently had the privilege of traveling to Rome for a little Italian fun in the sun and on my sight seeing travels; I came across a cat sanctuary right in the heart of the city. Already overwhelmed by the hundreds of free-roaming cats in Europe, I was simply amazed at this one place in particular -Torre Argentina.
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Within the ruins of the Roman columns, there are tons of cats napping, stretching and playing about. To see these felines just steps from the Colosseum was such a treat. Recently some people were up in arms about the sanctuary being located on top of a local historic site, but many people shot it down saying cats have lived there among the Romans for a long, long time... since the days of the gladiators and before...
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Just under the stairway lies a shelter that is open 7 days a week that has volunteers from different countries that come in the feed and look after all cats. And I’m talking about kittens, healthy cats and poor sick little babies too. They turn down no catheads at this sanctuary. With a clinic and vet on the scene, they are giving life back to those cats that have had a difficult start on the streets of Italy.
Another great thing that these cat lovers are doing is allowing adoptions throughout the world. You can adopt a new member for your family in any country! Here is just a cute little clip on Guidonia, a cute little guy that was recently adopted in Finland.
Check out the Roman Cats website and all the cats available for adoption!
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