Meet Mohammad Alaa Aljaleel, also known as ‘the cat man of Aleppo,’ Syria. Aljaleel is remaining there– ” whatever happens”– to look after greater than a hundred abandoned and stray cats.
The city of Aleppo has been a dangerous, war-torn zone for many years, and approximately 40,000 people have actually left the city to rescue their lives, including most of Aljaleel’s friends.
Prior to the Syrian war, Mohammad was an electrician. However, since the conflict began, he has driven ambulances in the city, rescuing people in need, and also established a cat shelter Il Gattaro d’Aleppo.
lt all started with 20 adorable cats, now there are over 100 of these abandoned pets. “When people left, their home cats began concerning me … Some people simply left them with me, recognizing that I love cats.’– Aljaleel informed BBC News.
Once, a little woman came to Aljaleel’s pet sanctuary with a kitten.” She cried as she handed her over to me and they left the country”. The girl told him she would miss their household animal terribly, and asked Aljaleel to send her cat’s pictures … and so he does.
‘ Somebody who has mercy in their heart for humans has mercy for every living thing.’