Oh Cats!

Istanbul has a serious overflow of street cats. there is even a mosque where they are known to take them in and care for them. each of the restaurants had cats hanging around looking for handouts.
















Looking for handouts 

 my travel companion (against my advice) made the mistake of feeding one. within a few minutes we found ourselves becoming surrounded by more.











and a random dog. 

overall they seemed like they received enough food and surprisingly I didn't see locals kicking at them and abusing them which was nice to see. we did see a few with clipped ears showing they had been fixed but not many. Hopefully they city will keep up the effort of getting the animals fixed and help reduce the population. 


They provide some living space for the cats in the local parks


Waiting for supper