Meet Maryam Al Balushi, Omani woman who provides shelter for 480 cats, 12 dogs

Muscat: An Omani woman turned her house in Muscat into a shelter for hundreds of pets, in order to meet their needs and protect them from homelessness and diseases, as cats and dogs surrounded their own world and the cause of their happiness.

The Omani woman, Maryam Al-Balushi, who became the talk of social media, after revealing that she took care of a large number of animals inside her home, appeared in a new appearance in which she revealed more details about her life and the reason that prompted her to do so.

In an interview with the local “Al-Shabiba” radio, she said: “Feeding the cats and cleaning tools cost me 3,000 Omani riyals per month.”

She added that one of the donors paid 10,000 Omani riyals,

Hundreds of cats and dozens of dogs compete for Maryam Al Balushi’s attention as she hands out treats on a bed in her home in Muscat, the capital of Oman.

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Despite complaints from neighbors and the increased expenses, Al Balushi has rounded up around 480 cats and 12 dogs, describing her pets as a better mood lifter and better faithful than humans. Al Balushi said.

Oman has seen an increase in the number of homeless animals in recent years, according to local media reports, despite financial penalties for leaving a pet in the street.

But Maryam Al-Balushi, a mother of two young men who live on the first floor of her house, spends 7,800 dollars a month to take care of her friends of cats and dogs, of which 17 were blind, so she feeds her and takes care of her hygiene and takes her to the vet whenever she needs to.

The homeless cats and dogs live in large cages and allow them to leave them at certain times to play.

Al Balushi converted her home to homeless dogs and cats

Al-Balushi said that the dogs and cats was a refuge from humans

 

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