See the charming Cat Sanctuary by Ottawa's Parliament Hill
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Friday, 30 September 2011 18:15
UPDATE: As of early January 2013, the final four cats that were part of the Cat Sanctuary have been adopted by the dedicated volunteers who took care of them and the Sanctuary has been closed.
Travellers looking for a unique attraction to explore in Ottawa can check out the area in the back of Parliament Hill. Nestled amongst the trees is a small spot reserved for the residential feral cat population, provided by dedicated volunteers to ensure the animals' security and well-being.
Known as the Cat Sanctuary, this complex provides neat rows of tiny houses to the feral cats, reports Lonely Planet. These animals are usually friendly and unobtrusive, and have dedicated volunteers to thank for providing a place for them to take shelter and receive food and water.
According to Parliament Hill's official website, the cat reserve was created in the 1970s and has remained a favourite place for visitors to see the docile creatures. Every day, volunteers offer basic needs to the cats, and the furry friends have remained the delight of cat lovers in the region.
If visitors taking tours of Ottawa can spare an hour or two, they should take a look at the Cat Sanctuary for an interesting perspective of the caring nature found throughout Canada's capital city.