Hotels catering to animal-loving tourists
Working with animal welfare groups to help improve lives of stray cats and dogs
By Bejay Browne
Hotels are catering to animal-loving tourists by teaming up with animal welfare charities and launching programmes to improve the lives of stray dogs and cats.
With Cyprus’ stray cat and dog population estimated at around 200,000 to 250,000, initiatives to keep those numbers down are clearly welcomed by animal welfare groups.
Just last week, a couple of these more recent cat initiatives at Aphrodite Hills hotel and Columbia Beach resort were featured in the UK’s Telegraph newspaper.
Paphos-based animal charity Animal Rescue Cyprus featured in the newspaper for its cooperation with Aphrodite Hills hotel where feeding stations and a sort of ‘cat hotel’ have sprung up under the watchful eye of manager Nicholas Kittis, said the charity’s Oana Bodnaras.