Lovely photos of a woman who has 480 cats and 12 dogs as pets in her home is causing a very serious stir online at the moment.
While most of us are scared of keeping cats and dogs as household pets, there are some persons who are very comfortable and obsessed with pets and a very good example of such person is Maryam Al-Balushi.
Maryam Al-Balushi is a 51 years old retired civil servant who hails from Muscat, the capital city of Oman which is an Arabian country in the middle East.
Her home is also a dwelling place for for 500 stray cats and dogs, a place where all animals live in peace and she’s reported to have spent $8000 every month for her pets.
Her neighbors reported to top authorities in Muscat about her harbouring of cats in the compound, she had to struggle and work hard to get her own apartment for herself and her pets.
Her love for cats started 12 years ago when her son brought home a lovely Persian cat which she wasn’t excited about, but as time goes on, she started getting used to the cat and that was how her attachment to cats began.
Maryam Al-Balushi suffered depression in 2011 and according to her, the cat helped her pull through the difficult time. She has decided to shelter homeless cats and they’ve amounted to 500 cats and dogs.
Here is a message from her:
“𝘼𝙡𝙡𝙖𝙝 𝙖𝙡𝙢𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩𝙮 𝙂𝙤𝙙 𝙝𝙖𝙨 𝙜𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙣 𝙪𝙨 𝙡𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙪𝙖𝙜𝙚, 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙨𝙘𝙞𝙤𝙪𝙨𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙘𝙚𝙨. 𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙨𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙞𝙢𝙖𝙡𝙨 𝙘𝙖𝙣𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙩𝙖𝙡𝙠 𝙩𝙤 𝙪𝙨 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙣 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙛𝙖𝙘𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙝𝙪𝙣𝙜𝙚𝙧, 𝙙𝙞𝙨𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙣 𝙙𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙚𝙧. 𝙋𝙚𝙤𝙥𝙡𝙚 𝙢𝙖𝙠𝙚 𝙡𝙪𝙭𝙪𝙧𝙞𝙤𝙪𝙨 𝙛𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙩𝙨, 𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙞𝙨 𝙣𝙤 𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙘𝙚 𝙬𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙨𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙞𝙢𝙖𝙡𝙨 𝙘𝙖𝙣 𝙗𝙚 𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙙, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙞𝙨 𝙣𝙤 𝙖𝙣𝙞𝙢𝙖𝙡 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙩𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙡𝙖𝙬 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙂𝙪𝙡𝙛. 𝙂𝙤𝙙 𝙢𝙖𝙙𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙝 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙤𝙣𝙡𝙮 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙪𝙨 𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙖𝙡𝙨𝙤 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙨𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙞𝙢𝙖𝙡𝙨. 𝙀𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮 𝙡𝙞𝙫𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙝𝙖𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙧𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙡𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙣𝙚𝙩”