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Maltese local council comes up with ‘purrfect’ idea

A Maltese council has been praised for coming up with a ‘purrfect’ way to help the island’s feral cats.

San Gwann Local Council is one of the first in Malta to introduce outdoor cat shelters in its public gardens.

The boxes allow stray kitties to keep cool, safe and dry by providing them with year-round shelter.

They’ve been set up in several areas of San Gwann to help the local stray cat population.

The scheme was welcomed by animal lovers on social media.

One San Gwann resident wrote on Facebook: ‘This is wonderful. I hope other local councils follow this example.’

Another said: ‘A great big well done, surely there are some animal lovers in this local council.’

A third added: ‘What a great idea, all local councils should do the same.’

A spokesman for San Gwann Local Council told 89.7 Bay: ‘As well as the cat shelters, we are also working closely with cat feeders and financing the neutering of the stray cat population in the town.’