Cat lovers in Shanghai are
preparing to rent a house in the city's suburbs for the street cats, after more
than 800 cats were rescued last week from a truck to Guangdong Province.
The www.movshow.com, a Chinese cat Website, initiated the move and said the
house will provide a more spacious home for street cats.
"The house was originally a factory, and the rental is about 2,000 yuan
(US$258) a month," said Tao Rongfang, an official with the Shanghai Animal
"Volunteers and vets will go to the house to take care of the cats and
Up to now, more than 30,000 yuan has been collected from net buddies for the
rent and for living and medical expenditure for the street cats.
Duo Zirong, last week's cat rescuer, who has more than 1,200 street cats at
her home, will visit the house at the weekend, before deciding whether to move
her cats there.
Net buddies are also considering building a cat medical center and an
adoption center in the downtown area.