Far from war, Basra’s cats lap it up in their own hotel

Far from war, Basra's cats lap it up in their own hotel

A world away from Iraq’s battlegrounds, Basra’s cat-lovers have discovered a haven for his or her favourite pets.
Veterinary scholar Ahmed Taher Maki has turned his house within the southern metropolis into what he believes is Iraq’s first cat lodge.
For as little as 5,000 Iraqi dinars ($four.20) an evening – or half that for lengthy stays – the visitors can get pleasure from beds, common meals, well being checkups and a mini playground, all underneath the cooling purr of an air conditioner.
Maki mentioned he hoped to encourage extra folks to undertake cats within the metropolis and provides them a spot to depart their pets when they’re away on a visit.
Taking good care of animals offers folks a “merciful coronary heart,” he mentioned. “The lodge is a noble factor and unprecedented within the south of Iraq and Basra particularly.”

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