The Cat Sanctuary
So, the tram that we take to get downtown ends at Largo di Torre Argentina. Upon first inspection, there are a bunch of temple ruins down below street level. It’s kind of overgrown, and not really clear what it is, but hey, there are ruins all over Rome right?
Turns out that the site is also a sanctuary for the city’s many homeless cats. This was one of my favorite discoveries today. As it says on a sign: “All the cats are sterilized, vaccinated, tested. They live only on charity.” And it appears to be true. Here someone clearly left some salmon for the cats to enjoy:
One was three legged, and on the website, another has only one eye. These cats are tough, but as far as abandoned and stray cats go, they lead the good life. Apparently Rome has a lot of homeless cats, but don’t most cities? It’s certainly a better alternative to what Beijing is doing.