This winter has been particularly chilly in Turkey, so one kind woman came up with an amazing solution to help the freezing stray cats – she built a cat ladder that leads into her home. “I made the ladder so the cats can come into my comfortable house,” Sebnem Ilhan told The Dodo. The woman who works as a dentist in the town of Tekirdag came with this solution after spotting homeless cats suffering in the cold, and decided to turn her home into a refuge from winter.
However, she wasn’t sure how her neighbours would react to this addition to her windows, so Ilhan put some ornaments. “I thought if I put some flower pots there, it wouldn’t bother anyone,” she said. But the reception has been overwhelmingly positive — especially among the countless kitties who have taken advantage of her offer of a warm place to rest.
Building a ‘cat ladder’ is not the only way Ilhan has served the animals in need – the woman also volunteers her time to care for stray dogs and felines at a local rescue. “I wish no animal is hungry or thirsty, just happy,” she said. “This world is not just for people.”
One Turkish woman came up with an amazing solution to help the freezing stray cats in her city