There’s a terrible civil war occurring in Syria. While it’s difficult to understand who’s fighting and who’s to blame, the end result is that many people have abandoned their homes and their cats as well as they flee to safer areas.

That’s why Mohammad Aljaleel has made it his mission to rescue the stray cats of Aleppo. Mohammad said: ‘Some people just left them with me knowing that I love cats.’

Not everyone from the Middle East is a potential threat to the West. People from all over the world from all different cultures can love cats, so if someone loves cats so much that they’ll risk their lives protecting them, that person deserves all the compassion and help they can get.

To read more about the cat man of Aleppo, click here.