Istanbul is a city that loves cats. So much, that you can feed them for free just for recycling. And as awesome as it is to have a city overrun with cats, there is a downside: housing them can be a really big problem during the winter nights.
But Imam Mustafa Efe is helping the kitties of Turkey’s capital city help stay warm, by opening the doors of the Aziz Mahmud Hüdayi Mosque to the four-legged felines. I’m proud I share the same name with this guy. The cats are welcomed by worshipers and just chill indoors, even during prayer.
One Mama Cat felt so comfortable at the mosque, she brought her babies indoors for shelter.
Imam Mustafa Efe uploaded this video of some kitties just chilling on the carpet of the mosque.