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As animal lovers, it can be near impossible to resist going out of our way to help an animal in need. Whether that means rescuing a lost dog and doing whatever it take to find their home, or alerting wildlife rehabilitators to a baby squirrel that has lost its mother, there is no task to great or small when it comes to lending a hand. Sometimes, this even means helping animals while out on vacation – just take a look at this story from Imgur user spicyadhesive who did something incredible for a stray cat she met while on vacation in Cyprus.

On the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, which was already home to a large number of stray animals, the number of abandoned dogs and cats has nearly doubled since the recent financial crisis. Although it is still a nice place to vacation, this woman was absolutely unable to turn a blind eye to the plight of these suffering strays.

She spotted a skinny orange cat hiding among the dumpsters, her heart went out to him.

She writes, “George was a skinny, frightened street cat from Cyprus. He lived alone and afraid amongst the rubbish.”


“When I saw him, I loved him instantly.”


“I spent my holiday feeding and cuddling this beautiful cat, who repaid me with unconditional affection and an unbreakable bond.”


geor2When it came time to leave, she couldn’t leave him behind:”I fought against every obstacle – researching how to get him out of Cyprus, transporting him to the vet in a rabbit cage when there was no other way… and I gladly parted with every penny I had.”

cat from cyprus in transport

Today, George enjoys the sweet life, living with his new family in the UK.

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Thanks to his new mama, he enjoys a world full of kisses and cuddles.

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This sweet fella doesn’t have to worry about having to eat from the garbage ever again.

cat from cyprus posing

As they say, saving one animal might not change the world – but for that animal, certainly their entire world has changed.

All image source: Imgur


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162 comments on “Woman Meets a Starving Stray Cat While on Vacation and Changes His Life Forever (PHOTOS)”

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Aviskar Parhi
4 Months Ago

Humans eat and hunt animals , they eat flesh even knowing that they themselves also made of flesh . How could they eat then???? Terrible .

Marcelo Alejandro
4 Months Ago

Did he learn English or do the new owners speak Greek?

Laura Bougourd
4 Months Ago

Racing Woo ❤️

Catherine Tremblay
4 Months Ago

Louise Ialongo cest toi !

Margaret Love
4 Months Ago

Such an inspiring story!!! Love!!! ❤️❤️❤️

Mel Overall
4 Months Ago

Susan Atkins...remember Putu? Wish we could have done this.

Devon Tedeschi
4 Months Ago

My family brought out kitty home from a vacation in Hawaii. His name was Popoki (cat in Hawaiian) and he was the coolest kitty

Janette Johnson
4 Months Ago

God bless you!

Andrea Nardini
4 Months Ago

It's unbelievable! I did the same with a lovely red Chinese cat when I was living in Shanghai... I found him down the street, he was literally dying. I brought him home and then later I moved back to Italy with him... Now he's adorably snoring on the sofa! Thanks for sharing these kind of stories with us!! ❤️

Ernest Biggs
4 Months Ago

Wow six toes!!!


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