February 08, 2022

A Cat Lady with a Cause


A Cat Lady with a Cause
Who wouldn't want to help these cuties? Flickr user Krzysztof Belczyński

Having saved over 600 cats from homelessness in the past seven years, Tatyana Zelenskaya has bought a house in Novosibirsk for the many kitties still waiting for more permanent residences.

For many years, Tatyana has taken cats in and worked towards getting them adopted. But when the amount of critters became too large for her apartment, she decided that she needed another place to keep them.

The house, which has been affectionately dubbed the "Cat's Kingdom", is currently home to 108 kitties. All eight rooms of the building are occupied by formerly homeless cats, some of which live in cages while others roam the halls freely.

Tatyana pays for her charitable project by collecting donations and working as a psychologist. It is difficult to imagine how she manages to take care of so many pets, despite getting help occasionally from family members and volunteers.

Recently, Tatyana has been working hard to decrease the amount of animals that she looks after to 50 so that she can take a much-deserved break. Hopefully giving them away shouldn't be too hard, considering the going price for cats these days.

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