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Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Attention: Cat Lovers

Friends of Roman Cats, a nonprofit San Francisco-based group dedicated to helping homeless and abandoned cats in Italy and the U.S., is running its second Cats and Culture Tour of Italy. The tour will combine some of the best Italian cultural sites with some of its most interesting cat colonies. All profits from the tour will go to our programs to help the homeless cats of Italy.

Since 1991, Italy has had a law that bans killing healthy homeless cats and dogs (who also suffer tremendously, especially in the south). Stray cats live quite openly and are fed by numerous gattare (cat caretakers); others are cared for in sanctuaries. The FORC tour will visit some of these sanctuaries and observe how a different culture deals with its free-ranging cats.

The tour covers Venice, Padua, Florence, Arezzo, Bagno a Ripoli, Orvieto and Rome. The land-only portion of the 12-day tour is $ 2, 595 per person, plus a $300 tax-deductible contribution to FORC.

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