Cats have have long been associated with Rome and its ruins. Some estimates put Rome’s cat population at 300,000, and an Italian “biocultural heritage” law that has been introduced in the year 1991 dictates that, wherever five or more cats live together in a natural urban habitat, they can’t be moved or chased away!
Silvia Viviani and Lia Dequel founded the Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary (Felinia Torre Argentina) in the year, 1993. The shelter offers a comprehension sterilization and adoption program, and it also cares for sick, handicapped, or aged cats that are difficult to place in homes. Some 350 cats live in the Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary at any given time, with the healthiest cats roaming freely among the ruins or interacting with passersby at street level.
It is interesting to watch these playful felines and this place can be paid a visit while you are there, between 12 noon and 6 PM. The Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary sells feline toys, gadgets, and gifts to raise funds, and it relies heavily on donations from visiting tourists.
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