Here, in the village of Doyran, with the assistance of Antalya's Association to Protect Street Animals (ASKODER), the couple has organized a real paradise for stray cats, a local newspaper reported. In their "cat village," there are small "luxury villas" with balconies, playgrounds, hammocks and other things to provide a full and happy life for the animals.
Antalya'da bir grup gönüllü, sokak kedileri için kedi köyü kurdu. 100 kedinin yaşadığı köyde oyun alanları, hamak ve villalar yapıldı. pic.twitter.com/NEwMev3tZi— TRT AVAZ (@trtavaz) 16 января 2017 г.
"To this day, there are 15 houses and 4 ‘luxury' villas in our ‘cat village'. They are protected from the rain and the sun. And when it's especially cold outside, just like now, we all gather near the stoves to warm up," Mehmet told journalists, who are now frequent visitors to their "village."
Antalya'da bir grup gönüllü, sokak kedileri için içerisinde balkonlu villalar ve küçük evlerin yer aldığı "kedi köyü" kurdu… pic.twitter.com/v3jDcJYcKs— Hurriyet.com.tr (@Hurriyet) 16 января 2017 г.
All their cats were rescued from the street, and there are some pure-bred kitties among them, such as a Turkish Van, a Norwegian and an Angora. "Now we have about 100 animals, but I think eventually we will shelter many more," Mehmet added.
The animal lovers plan to expand the territory of their "village" in the future and turn it into a full-fledged "cat city."