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  1. fuz al-nufi Bar Regular

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    New Onslaught Of Airstrikes In Aleppo Hit World-Famous Cat Sanctuary

    The man who runs the sanctuary survived, though multiple animals were killed.


    11/16/2016 04:59 pm ET
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    Hilary Hanson Viral News Editor, The Huffington Post

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    Mohammad Alaa Aljaleel

    A photo of a cat at the sanctuary weeks prior to the bombing.

    Renewed airstrikes in Aleppo this week have killed at least 32 people, including children. The attacks, which struck a children’s hospital and a blood bank, were carried out by either Syrian or Russian warplanes, Reuters reported, citing the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

    The bombings also hit an internationally celebrated animal sanctuary that was hailed as a place of peace and hope in the war-torn city.

    The sanctuary was a refuge for hundreds of cats, as well as local children who would spend time with the animals and play on an adjacent playground.


    Mohammad Alaa Aljaleel, the man who runs the sanctuary and cares for the cats, is alive, said Alessandra Abidin, an Italian woman who helps Aljaleel run a Facebook group to communicate with his supporters.
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    Mohammad Alaa Aljaleel

    Aljaleel, an electrician and ambulance driver, has stayed behind in Aleppo to care for the city’s many stray cats, some of which had been left behind when their owners fled the region. He told the BBC in a September interview that he would stay and protect the animals, “no matter what.”


    On Wednesday, Abidin announced on social media that bombs had hit the sanctuary and killed multiple cats and a dog (warning: graphic images). The dog, named Hope, was known as the sanctuary’s mascot.

    The strike also hit Aljaleel’s house, killing two cats, including a tabby that had been entrusted to him by a young girl when her family fled to Turkey.

    It’s unclear what the future of the sanctuary will be, though photos taken since the bombing show some cats alive and apparently uninjured on the premises.

    The Facebook group, Il Gattaro D’Aleppo ― meaning “the cat man of Aleppo” in Italian ― allows Aljaleel to post daily photos of the cats and aids supporters in making donations. Those funds allowed him to build the cats a proper shelter, construct a playground for local children, and purchase food for the cats as well as local people in need. He has emphasized the connection between compassion for humans and animals.

    “There is a firm bond between humanitarianism and caring for animals,” he told Syria Direct.

    The airstrikes on rebel-held eastern Aleppo were part of a major military escalation by the Syrian government and its allies after a three-week pause.
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    I have a very friendly indoor 60 lb dog and 15 lb cat and agreed to foster a younger cat last month.
    She's 7 lbs of sheer alpha and my pets are terrified of her.
    But, she's a sweet thing.
    I have to quarantine her in the office that has glass doors.
    I've put the cats food on each side of the glass door and have put their scents around the house.
    I also periodically put the little one in a wire kennel in the common area so everyone can sniff her.
    I've read/done everything and have spoken to the vet.

    The vet told me to be patient, it's been a month.

    If anyone has any tips that have worked for you, please tell me.

    No, I'm not going to rehome, put her outside, or worse.
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    Try this stuff, it's cat pheromone, not the naughty sort, the one that cats cheek-rub on things signifying contentedness, security.

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    Most vets have it.
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    The vet suggested that, but something about putting it in a defuser?

    I'm going to have to try it, the house feels like North vs South Korea.

    If the little one would just lose the attitude the old timers would be fine.

    She's a firecracker.
    (They're all "fixed")
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    Bye, bye kitty. Typical invader..bring it to your home and it causes havoc and strife.
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    Baby steps, she'll now only be in the room with the dog.
    Little things life. :agree:

    She may be younger than originally thought.

    She's a white cat and never head of it before but cats can get acne from plastic bowls.
    **Edit. Face acne gone. :) Z Metal bowls and Burts Bees cat wipes.

    https://m.petmd.com/cat/conditions/skin/c_ct_acne

    @Georg Schoenerer thanks. I didn't know that, but she has some black markings.
    She looks at me when I call her name so think she dodged that.
    But she is polydactyly, another first for me.
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    Almost 2 months later,younger cat submits.

    Stubborn, but she has free reign in the house now.

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