Masaken Hanano, a neighborhood in Syria's largest city Aleppo, has been abandoned by humans because of continuous attacks from forces loyal to President Bashar Al-Assad.
A man named Alaa visits everyday to feed the cats who still populate the area.
Alaa, an ambulance driver, said he buys about $4 worth of meat to feed about 150 homeless cats, who roam the area.
Alaa said that he has been feeding and taking care of the cats for more than 2 months.
The cats wait for Alaa in the street:
Here two cats fight over food that Alaa left for them:
Alaa offers a nibble to this white kitty:
And here, Alaa is surrounded by the furry creatures, who have come to depend on him:
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