A sanctuary for cats set on the Greek island of Syros has been overwhelmed with applications after advertising the ultimate cat-lovers’ dream job.
The non-profit sanctuary, named God’s Little People Cat Rescue (GLPCR), is a no-kill, no-cage organization that is currently home to 55 cats. It is run by Joan Powell, who recently created a Facebook post looking for someone to come and live at the sanctuary and take over daily management and care of these lucky felines.
The Facebook post called for “a mature and genuinely passionate cat lover who knows how to handle many cats and would love their company,” and stated that applicants would be required to work for around four hours a day while living in a sweet little house with rent and all utilities covered.
The location alone is idyllic – set on a hillside overlooking the Aegean Sea – not to mention the dozens of beautiful cats. Though as the ad states, the animals will require lots of TLC and some natural-born cat-whispering skills.
Ms. Powell wrote in a follow-up Facebook post that she has been inundated with thousands of applications and messages after the job advertisement went viral; it’s been featured on CNN, Time, Fox News, and many more media outlets around the world.
“I am literally drowning in messages… I urge you please to only apply if your heart is devoted to cat rescue and care,” she pleaded.
GLPCR not only cares for the dozens of cats living on the property, they also feed a colony of stray cats on the island every day and manage TNR (trap, neuter, return) programs, as well as adopting out cats where possible. Any cats that are unadoptable – for health or behavioral reasons – have a lifelong home in this beautiful spot.
Because GLPCR is run entirely on private donations, the publicity has been priceless for the organization – they’ve received countless monetary gifts and garnered many new fans.
With thousands of cat-lovers around the world vying for this position, there will be one very lucky, special person heading to the island of Syros later this year to keep saving lives and making the world a better place.