Visiting a cat refuge on a Brazilian beach [ENG/SPA]

in Hive Pets2 months ago

A few days ago I was with my family walking along a beach in the city where I live here in Brazil and when we were coming back in the afternoon while we were walking to the bus station, we noticed that a kitten began to follow Isabella, our daughter, she was very curious to walk through this place because it is a shelter for stray cats, as we passed we saw the kitten, Isa made her love and from there the cat did not want to let her go.

Here in Salvador we have a beach called Piatã, and in the part that faces the avenue there is an area where there is a lot of vegetation, such as bushes, cactus and plants characteristic of this area, there live a lot of cats, this product of irresponsible and inhumane people who have abandoned baby kittens there, and these are reproducing and every day increase more and more in population.

Whenever we passed by there by car or bus we saw the cats there, because they can be seen from the highway, but we never had the opportunity to see the cats and understand what was happening there. We thought that they were abandoned without the care of people, even on one occasion it was in the news in the region that some people tried to harm the cats to eradicate them from there, which aroused the interest of the population to protect them and give them at least the necessary care so that the cats would not suffer and also so that they would not continue to reproduce uncontrollably.

So today there are people who go there daily to clean the spaces where the cats live, just when we passed by there we saw people there inside the little houses that were built for them, they were sweeping, washing with water, putting food, and we have seen campaigns on television and social networks to donate food, medicines and resources to sterilize the cats, Also the Prefecture of the city has a free veterinary care program available to the entire population, and it includes health care, vaccinations and adoption of these cats that live there, so at least we know they are being cared for, so it is truly a refuge for these living beings that deserve love.

We stayed there for a while watching them, giving them attention, many there are very lacking in human contact, because they meowed as if asking us to take them with us, the kitten that you see on my feet, (I had them full of sand because we came from the beach), but the kitten passed through my legs and also through Isa's, it broke our hearts to not be able to take him home, because Isa even gave him a name.

We have been there several times and I have noticed that there are people who sit on the grass to play with them, it is like a therapy, because there are many people who can not have a pet in every place because they live in places where they are not allowed or their space is too small, as is our case, so they walk in the evenings and can enjoy these affectionate felines.

It pains me to see them there without a human home, but I know they were in worse conditions when they didn't have those little houses to shelter them from the heat or the rain, I know that at least they are receiving food and medical attention, I love cats, I really wish I had one at home to give love to them, They are very tender and although some people think they are not loving, the truth is that they respond to the attention you give them, that is why I miss Mila, the kitten I showed you some time ago, she is the cat of the old neighbor and when we moved we have not seen her again, but I do not lose hope that someday I will have a kitten.
At least we are close to this shelter and we can visit them to bring them a little gift like food or donate something to continue taking care of them, when I go there again I will share it with you here.

Greetings to all, I wish you a happy and feline weekend....

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Hace unos días estaba con mi familia de paseo por una playa de la ciudad donde vivo aqui en Brasil y cuando veníamos de regreso en la tarde mientras caminábamos al punto de ómnibus, notamos que un gatito empezó a seguir a Isabella, nuestra hija, es que ella estaba muy curiosa por caminar por este lugar pues es un refugio de gatos callejeros, al pasar vimos el gatito, Isa le hizo cariños y a partir de allí el gato no quería dejarla ir.

Aquí en salvador tenemos una Playa llamada Piatã, y en la parte que da hacia la avenida hay un área donde hay mucha vegetación, como arbustos, cactus y plantas características de esta zona, allí habitan una gran cantidad de gatos, esto producto de personas irresponsables e inhumanas que han abandonado gatitos bebes alli, y estos se van reproduciendo y a cada dia aumentan mas en población.

Siempre que pasábamos por allí en auto u ómnibus veíamos a los gatos allí, pues se ven desde la autopista, pero nunca tuvimos la oportunidad de poderlos ver a los gatos y entender bien qué sucedía allí. Pensábamos que estaban abandonados sin el cuidado de personas, incluso en una oportunidad salió en las noticias de la región que unas personas intentaron hacerle daño a los gatos para erradicarlos de allí, lo que despertó el interés de la población en más bien protegerlos y darle al menos los cuidados necesarios para que los gatos no sufrieran y también para que no se siguieran reproduciendo descontroladamente.

Así que hoy en dia hay personas que van allí diariamente a limpiar los espacios donde viven los gatos, justo cuando pasamos por allí vimos a personas alli adentro de las casitas que les construyeron, estaban barriendo, lavando con agua, colocandoles comida, y hemos visto campañas en la televisión y redes sociales para hacer donación de alimentos, medicinas y recursos para esterilizarlos, También la Prefectura de la ciudad tiene un programa de atención veterinaria gratuita disponible para toda la población, e incluye el cuidado de la salud, vacunas y adopción de estos gatos que viven allí, así que al menos sabemos que están siendo atendidos, por eso es en verdad un refugio para estos seres vivos que merecen cariño.

Nos quedamos allí un rato viendolos, dándoles atención, muchos allí se ven muy carentes de ese contacto humano, pues nos maullaban como pidiendo que los llevamos con nosotros, el gatito que se ve en mis pies, (yo los tenía llenos de arena porque veníamos de la playa), pero el gatito me pasaba por las piernas y también por las de Isa, nos partio el corazon no poder llevarlo a casa, pues isa hasta nombre le puso.

Hemos pasado varias veces por allí y he notado que hay personas que se sientan en la grama para jugar con ellos, es como una terapia, pues hay muchas personas que no pueden tener una mascota en cada por que viven en lugares donde no se permiten o es muy pequeño su espacio, como es nuestro caso, así que pasean en las tardes y pueden disfrutar de estos cariñosos felinos.

Me da dolor la escena de verlos allí sin un hogar humano, pero se que estuvieron en peores condiciones cuando no tenían esas casitas para refugiarse del calor o de la lluvia, sé que al menos comida y atención médica están recibiendo, Yo amo los gatos, en verdad quisiera tener uno en casa para darle amor, ellos son muy tiernos y aunque hay quienes piensan que ellos no son amorosos, la verdad es que ellos responden a la atención que uno les de, por eso extraño mucho a Mila, la gatita que les mostré hace tiempo, ella es la gata de la antigua vecina y al mudarnos ya no la hemos vuelto a ver, pero no pierdo la esperanza de que algun dia tendre un gatito.

Al menos nos queda cerca este refugio y podemos visitarlos para llevarles algún regalito como comida o donar algo para que los sigan cuidando los encargados de ese espacio, cuando vuelva a ir se los compartire aqui.

Saludos a todos, les deseo un feliz y felino fin de semana…

Todas las imagenes son de mi propiedad, tomadas con mi telefono Samsung A01 editadas en Canva.

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it's really sad to see them around like that but thankfully there are people that takes good care of them by at least giving them shelter and food. Good to know the government is also taking care of them.

That's right, at least they are not so lonely or abandoned, they get some attention, I hope to go there again soon. Thanks for your visit and comment!

Que alegría me da saber que se ocupan de ellos , yo amo los gatos 🐈‍⬛.

Yo tambien los amo!! quiero mucho tener uno en casa para darle amor, pero no puedo, gracias por tu visita y me alegra que te gustara mi post!

@mariale07 que lindos gatitos, que bueno que puedas seguir llendo, saludos.

Hola querida @konchix, si quiero volver alli para llevarles comida o algo asi, pasar un artito con ellos, gracias por tu visita y comentario!

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Gracias por su apoyo!

Me parte el corazón no poder llevarlos todos y darles todo el amor que merecen:( pero me alegra que existan buenas personas como tu dispuestas a ayudar y prestarles atención. Ojalá algún día puedas tener tu gatito, ellos son mágicos <3

Hay si vale, Isabella me suplicaba que nos llevaramos el que se encariño con ella, imagina lo dificil que fue no poder decir que si, gracias por tu visita y buenos deseos!

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I find it really amazing that you took out time to spend with he cats.....very lovely. I bet they felt loved.

Yes! and I hope I can go back there, I love cats, thanks for your visit and comment, I'm glad you liked my experience there.

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