© Stephane De Greef / Pagoda Cats 2013

Note: Sadly, we are unable to take in any rescued kitten, as were are not an animal rescue organization, just an individual caring solely for animals living at the pagoda.

Why cats in pagodas

It’s a common habit for Cambodians to bring unwanted pets to a nearby pagoda.
The main reason is often an unexpected litter of kittens or puppies, but sometimes people do not know how to deal with their pet’s medical condition, and prefer to abandon them than pay high medical fees to treat them. Some also donate pigs, chicken and other birds for good luck.
Every Cambodian pagoda is a de-facto animal shelter housing dozens of animals…

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