Meet Syria’s Mohammad Alaa Aljaleel, also referred to as “the cat man of Aleppo.” Aljaleel is remaining there to care for more than a hundred stray and abandoned animals, “no matter what happens.”
About 40,000 individuals, including the majority of Aljaleel’s acquaintances, have evacuated Aleppo since it is a hazardous, war-torn area for several years. Mohammad worked as an electrician before to the Syrian war. However, since the battle began, he has operated ambulances in the city, saving those in need, and even founded Il Gattaro d’Aleppo, a cat sanctuary.
There are already more than 100 of these abandoned creatures, but it all began with 20 adorable kitties. Aljaleel told BBC News, “When people departed, their home cats started flocking to me… Some people just left them with me, knowing that I adore cats.”
A little child once brought a cat to Aljaleel’s animal sanctuary. “She grieved as she handed her over to me and they left the country,” Aljaleel said. The girl begged Aljaleel to give her images of her cat since she said she will miss their family pet dearly, and he complies.
“One who has kindness in their heart for people has mercy for all living things,” the saying goes.
CREDITS: BBC NEWS