He has always dreamed of creating a safe and comfortable space for cats rescued from the streets of Phnom Penh. But it took Spanish-born Adolfo Perez-Gascon some time to finally make this dream come true.
Hot spots are most often self-induced by the excessive licking and scratching of the irritated sight on the animal’s body.
Cambodia isn’t a stranger to issues of dog and cat slaughtering and the eating of their meat. Considered a tradition it has become all too common and, unfortunately, doesn’t create too much of a fuss anymore.
Given the huge number of homeless and street animals in Cambodia, it is not a surprise that many of us come across litters of kittens or an orphan rogue kitten or puppy abandoned on the streets, in the gutters, and even sometimes in our own attics or in the walls.
Yesterday we had to say goodbye to one of our most memorable rescues, a cat called MC, who was adopted by two roommates – Jamie and Taylor – about a year ago.
The day was dark and somber on March 20, 2018 – marking the first year of passing of my grandmother and the shocking news that day, that the vibrant, young, talented singer and friend to so many, Kak Channthy, was tragically killed in a road accident.
Cambodia has one of the highest death rates caused by rabies in the world, with around 800 people reported to have died from it this year.