"I regard animals and humans in the same light.
All of them suffer pain, and all of them deserve compassion."
~Mohammad Alaa Aljaleel~
Mohammad Alaa Aljaleel – the Cat Man if Aleppo - is an ambulance driver and rescuer in East Aleppo, Syria, where war has been raging since 2011.
At the end of 2015 t Alaa opened 'Ernesto' the first cat sanctuary in Syria. The sanctuary was located in the besieged rebel-held eastern section of the Aleppo. A playground was built next to the shelter and children were invited to play with the cats - A small peaceful world in the midst of war and destruction. Every day, Alaa posted photos to Facebook. These images were in fact some of the only signs that civilian life still exists in Aleppo. The cat house was closed after it was bombed with chlorine gas. Alaa found a new house for the cats, but this area was also under attack. Still under siege and bombardment, Alaa does everything possible to feed all the cats in the area and he provides families and especially the children with food.
The Official FB Page to support the candidacy of Mohammad Alaa Aljaleel to the Nobel Peace Prize: https://www.facebook.com/mohammadalaaaljaleel/?fref=ts
Il Gattaro D'Aleppo group FB page:
This page has been created by Alessandra Abidin according to Mohammad Alaa Aljaleel to support his deeds.The group also has a Twitter Account: https://twitter.com/gattarodialeppo
A puppy found abandoned in a rubbish bin in Auckland has been put down - the innocent abandoned puppy was handed over to Auckland Council/ Henderson Animal Shelter- with hopes of finding a new home and a loving family for him.
Geoff Keber, Auckland Council's manager animal management, confirmed the dog had been euthanised because he was a pit bull type terrier:
"Notwithstanding his poor health, Chip was determined to be wholly or predominantly American Pit Bull Terrier," he said.
"Auckland Council has a long-standing policy, as did all of the legacy councils before it, not to adopt out dogs that are of this type. The Dog Control Act allows councils throughout New Zealand to adopt this policy and many of them do. We strongly believe that this policy is in the best interests of the community as a whole."
They euthanised a dog just because of what he looks like! They don't take genetic tests as proof of breed!
There were so many people willing to give him a loving home and to pay for any possible vet bills. More than 12,000 people from all over the world signed a petition to save his life. Now, people all over the world know about Chip.
Don't let Chip have died in vain. Let him be the dog that changed things even after his death. Stop it happening to the millions of other Chips out there.
Let's at least make poor little Chip's legacy a shift in policy due to overwhelming public outcry.