I thought I'd put the Aleppo cat-rescuer story here. A kind and heroic man has taken in around 100 homeless cats (strays, as well as pets abandoned by their owners who have left the beleaguered city … or been killed, though he doesn’t mention that. www.bbc.com/news/av/magazine-37453081/the-cat-man-of-aleppo
That is very touching. I hope he has veterinarian friends who will spay & neuter. Those cats seem to be subsisting on rice -- it must be very difficult for him economically. I misted up when he said, "All my friends have left. These cats are my friends."
I have an Algerian friend who had a dog there, whom he loved very much. Of course he was a harcore secularist there and a refugee here, against what were those idiots called, the FIS? So long before ISIS. I have another friend whose entire human family was slaughtered by the FIS (if that was the name)... He has remade his life here, but harbours a deep and enduring sadness.
Bixa don't fret, the first friend's dog died of old age; the fundie bastards didn't slaugther him.