Cat lovers exist in every country regardless of national borders. In case you want to know how a civilized country treats stray cats, you might be interested to read about how stray cats fare in Italy, the land of pasta and pizza.

In Italy, cats are protected by law that allows them to freely roam wherever they like. ┬áNaturally, people, called gotto libero, voluntarily feed and protect these cats, but the main difference is that Italian national law no. 281,1991 formally protects cats including a no-kill clause. With free cats formally protected, you can imagine that Italy must be a cat’s paradise. To learn more about how Italy loves their cats and how you may want to be reincarnated as a cat in Italy one day, click here.