Feral Cats Of Playa Blanca, Lanzarote. Part Four

Updated on July 6, 2020
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I am a lover of Playa Blanca which is in Lanzarote in the Canary islands. I also love cats. I share my love of the island and feral cats.

Playa Blanca

I Love Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca is a bit of paradise to me. It is a fast growing and expanding holiday resort where not too long ago it was a small fishing village. I love Playa Blanca, Lanzarote for the year round sun and warmth that is beneficial to my health. I also love the feral cats of Playa Blanca that I have got to know over the years.

Here I share images of my trip to Playa Blanca, on the Canarian island of Lanzarote, and of the many feral cats of Playa Blanca. I hope you enjoy.

Dennis

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Dennis

Dennis is a big strong cat and would always come to visit me when I stayed at the hotel next to the cat station on the bridge. He would follow me around the hotel, including following me in the lift and to my room. He would often stay in my room at night time which I did not mind.

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Parrot Stand On The PromenadeWatching The FerryViews To Fuerteventura From Playa Blanca Town
Parrot Stand On The Promenade
Parrot Stand On The Promenade
Watching The Ferry
Watching The Ferry
Views To Fuerteventura From Playa Blanca Town
Views To Fuerteventura From Playa Blanca Town | Source

Sea Front Walk And Parrots

I enjoy going into the little town of Playa Blanca and sitting by the parrots and having a cold beer. while I take in the stunning views. The Atlantic Ocean is a stunning turquoise, green and blues and the views are amazing. In the distance is the Canary island Fuerteventura and the holiday resort of Corralejo.

There is a ferry that leaves Playa Blanca's old harbour to the Canary island Fuerteventura and they run regularly throughout the day. I like to watch as the ferry leaves or comes into harbour as it creates waves on the little beach. Kids start squealing with laughter as the waves build up. It makes me smile to watch their excitement.


Oscar

Oscar
Oscar | Source

A Cat Station

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A Gentle Walk

I like to walk in Playa Blanca. I walk with a stick but can manage the promenade that runs all the way along the sea front. On My walks I come across a few cat stations that are usually well stocked with extra water. These stations are where the cats gather when it is feeding time. It is where they get fresh water. Not a lot of cats are out in the midday sun but there are some who brave the heat for a little treat.

Oscar is a cat that can often be seen laying on a wall, in the sun, in the middle of all the hustle and bustle of holiday makers. He is a big cat and obviously well fed thanks to the care of Freddy and his cat friends. He likes a little treat and a stroke and is really gentle.



Golfie

Golfie
Golfie

Golfie Update

Golfie can been seen day and night. This poor little cat has had a bad time recently with serious health problems. After successful treatment for cat gingivitis and released back into the wild Golfie got cat flu and had to go back to the vet.

Not all feral cats have someone to care for them. They are not cared for like the cats of Playa Blanca are cared for by Freddy. Many feral cats do not have much hope of survival with illnesses that Golfie has been through.

I am happy to say Golfie is well after his treatment for cat flu and has been released to his station.

Many other feral cats have also been found to have cat flu. Poor little kittens are still often being found abandoned on the island and some have cat flu.

Pinky

Pinky

This little kitten Pinky was found by a family on holiday in Las Coloradas. The poor tiny kitten was alone and with no sign of the mother, the family decided to catch the kitten as it was crying for food. The family took Pinky to Freddy the cat man and he got the kitten to a vet, thankfully at the right time. Poor little Pinky was found to have cat flu and needed urgent treatment and care which it got. Now Pinky is well and looking for a forever home.

Moon

Moon was rescued and nursed back to health by Freddy.
Moon was rescued and nursed back to health by Freddy. | Source

Moon

Moon was found on the streets when he was really tiny. He was one of the lucky feral cats. I am happy to say that a family in Playa Blanca fell in love with little moon and now he has a forever home where he will be safe.

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Green Lagoon; El GolfoEvening View Of Playa Blanca
Green Lagoon; El Golfo
Green Lagoon; El Golfo
Evening View Of Playa Blanca
Evening View Of Playa Blanca | Source

Other Things To Do On The Island

Visit one of the other areas of Lanzarote that can be found a few miles inland. I was lucky enough to go on a trip to the green lagoon in El Golfo. The green lagoon or Lago verde in Spanish, formed in the crater of a volcano. The green colour of the lake is due to algae that grows in the lake. The green of the lake is in great contrast with the blue sea and the colours of the dark volcanic rock around it. It is a truly stunning sight to see.

More Rescued Cats In Playa Blanca

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Ninja is looking good after care. Ninja was found starving and dehydrated.Dora with beautiful green eyes.Jane and Mogli were abandoned in a lava field while their eyes were still shut.
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Ninja is looking good after care. Ninja was found starving and dehydrated.
Ninja is looking good after care. Ninja was found starving and dehydrated.
Dora with beautiful green eyes.
Dora with beautiful green eyes. | Source
Jane and Mogli were abandoned in a lava field while their eyes were still shut.
Jane and Mogli were abandoned in a lava field while their eyes were still shut. | Source

Finally

I hoped you enjoyed this article. If you have stories to tell of feral cats of Playa Blanca or any comments, please use comments box below because I would love to hear from you.

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    • louiseelcross profile imageAUTHOR

      Louise Elcross 

      9 months ago from Preston

      Thank you for reading Elisia. I am grateful that I am able to raise awareness of the feral cats of Playa Blanca. There are hundreds of feral cats on the island and I am thankful for people like Freddy who dedicated their lives to the protection of vulnerable animals. I am happy that your kindness and love towards cats means that 5 cats have someone to love and care for them. Thanks Elisia for reading and watch out for feral cats number five coming soon.

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      Elisia Silverwater 

      9 months ago

      Thankyou for caring for the cats and kittens, they all are angels and deserve love and care no cat or kitten should starve and thankyou kind people for healing the sick fur babies , it seems like a beautiful place. I have 4 rescue babies of my own and one stray that i got to trust me ,he no longer suffers hunger.i love all animals any that come to me i always care for.keep up the love and care there is still good people in the world.

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