When Mohammad Alaa Jaleel saw a sweet pregnant dog roaming on the streets, he knew he couldn’t leave her there. Alaa is the founder of Il Gattaro d’Aleppo (“The Cat Man of Aleppo”), a cat sanctuary that houses around 80 cats. Bringing a dog to a place with 80 cats didn’t sound like the best idea, but the sanctuary founder had no choice.
He wanted to provide her a quiet spot away from the other cats in which she could rest. So Amira, the pregnant pooch spent her time in Alaa’s room.
When Amira started to give birth, one of the most horrible things happened; not even one puppy was alive. The sanctuary staff members couldn’t believe their eyes; they were heartbroken. They gave the poor dog mother a teddy bear to lie by its side in the hope it would help with her depression.
Later on, Alaa found Junior, an orphan kitten that was roaming in the street with no family. Once again, Alaa took the homeless baby cat in, to stay at the sanctuary.
The little kitten was an outgoing one; she immediately made some friends and enjoyed each moment in Il Gattaro d’Aleppo.
One day Amira and her teddy bear caught the kitten’s eye. The youngster came near Amira and wanted to play. Surprisingly, the dog mother was all fine with that, and she even let the cat climb on top of her.
When the staff members showed up, they were shocked. Seeing the little cat climbs on Amira while she seems as she enjoys the young energy warmed their hearts.
The cat and dog duo have been inseparable ever since. Amira visits the sanctuary every few days to greet the staff members and most importantly, her feline friend, Junior. They like napping, eating and playing together.
The staff members named her Amira, which means princess, for, in their eyes, she was noble like a princess.