This kind 60-year-old man has been caring for in upwards of 100 cats next to his ranch, which is located in the Janeh Valley in the Saudi province of Unaizah, for over 20 years.
Since he started this mission, he hasn’t missed a single day.
This is the story of Al-Hamden!
For more than 20 years, Al-Hamdan never missed a dinner date with these cats. His voice and the roar of his car engine are recognized and welcomed by over 100 cats that come running from the surrounding farms to receive water, food, and love.
Al-Hamdan owns a tiny farm in the Janeh Valley where he has set up a traditional house which echoes the heritage of the area.
He realized that the cats just gathering at his ranch, and he has made it his mission to take care of them ever since. He also never turns a cat away. All are welcome.
He has come to personally know and remember each and every cat that’s come into his care. If one goes missing, he certainly does notice and will stop at nothing to search and find them.
العم "ابوصالح" يطعم رعية من القطط يومياً ..
إنسانية العم ابو صالح تدرّس ..
(الراحمون يرحمهم الرحمن) pic.twitter.com/BbAsmGDRyw
— الاكثر تاثيرا (@ArabicBest) February 9, 2017
Nicknamed “The Professor”, Al-Hamdan is one of the famous mud builders in this area. He went on to explain that the sound of his car “Bourry” every afternoon signals more than 100 cats from all over that it’s time for food.
He is a true animal advocate, and he has appealed to everyone to never hurt or harm the cats and to notify him immediately if they see a cat struggling or injured.
Read these characteristics which almost all cat lovers have in common:
INTROVERTED AND SENSITIVE
It’s the nature of cats that they are not friends with everybody, and the same trait can be seen in their owners too. Usually, they live alone and are happy with their independent lifestyle. They are introverts but are comfortable hanging around with other people. However, they would need some me-time to relax and recharge.
CAT LOVERS LEAN TO LEFT
It has been observed that people with liberal political leanings prefer cats over dogs. You might be a liberal dog lover or a conservative cat owner; if you’re a liberal, you love cats and vice versa.
CAT OWNERS ARE OPEN-MINDED
Five traits – conscientiousness, neuroticism, extraversion, agreeableness, and openness are often seen in most cat lovers. As compared to dog owners, people who have cats as pets are more open and therefore, have greater artistic creativity.
Just like their pets, cat lovers seek attention from people around them. They like to be the centre of all conversations. At times, cat owners rely on their pets for emotional support.
THEY RESPECT CATS MORE THAN ANYONE
Cat people respect cats more than humans, in general. The saddest sight for a cat lover is to see the animal on the streets without a home. Cat lovers are often seen making a special effort to rescue or rehabilitate homeless cats.