Syrian ambulance driver feeds Aleppo’s abandoned cats

Alaa, an ambulance driver, carries a cat in Masaken Hanano in Aleppo, September 24, 2014. (Reuters)

For the past two months, an ambulance driver in Syria has been feeding the stray cats in his city with meat he buys from his own money, The Independent reported.

A man known by residents only as Alaa spends $4 a day to feed the cats that roam the streets of the Syrian city of Aleppo, one of the most affected areas by the war in Syria.

Almost 150 cats depend on Alaa for food, he told Reuters news agency. Some of his furry dependents were abandoned as Aleppo’s residents fled shelling at the height of the war, the Independent said.

An estimated 6.5 million people have been displaced by the ongoing war in Syria. Aleppo, one of the country’s largest cities, has witnessed great devastation.

For the first time since the beginning of the war, a group of states led by the United States have conducted air strikes in Syria against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the Nusra Front, an Al Qaeda-linked rebel group fighting President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

 

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