Feral Cats Of Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Part Three

Updated on July 6, 2020
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I go to Playa Blanca for health benefits and to visit the cats. I am called the cat woman at home because I am a feeder of hungry cats.

Beautiful Colours Of Playa Blanca


Health Benefits Of Lanzarote

I travel alone to Lanzarote because I need a break from the cold of north of England and to see the feral cats.

Playa Blanca is my bit of tropical paradise of sunshine, warmth, blue skies, palm trees and white sand beaches. In Spanish Playa Blanca means white beach.

When I am in Playa Blanca I feel relaxed, warm and mentally and spiritually lifted. The year round sun brings me back time and time again for the health benefits I receive. I get a good rest from the mental distress and depression I experience as a result of Raynaud's phenomena.

I also come back to Playa Blanca because I fell in love with the feral cats on the island. I have now known some of the feral cats for years and they know me. I get pleasure from seeing the cats and how well they are taken care of by Freddy the cat man of Playa Blanca and his team of cat friends.

Here I share images of Playa Blanca and the cats and hope you enjoy.

Rocky And Friends

Rocky and friends
Rocky and friends | Source
Rocky renamed  Rockita
Rocky renamed Rockita | Source


Little Rocky was so tiny when he was found with other kittens and rescued from certain death on the streets by Freddy. Almost daily new kittens are being found on the island. These little ones were some of the lucky ones and they are lovely.

When Rocky was well and old enough to be neutered, it was found that Rocky was actually a little girl cat. Rocky is now called Rockita.


Jaimie | Source



Golfy Recovering

The last time I saw Golfy, he was very thin and struggling to eat because of cat gingivitis which is a very painful condition. I was worried for him because he was not going to survive long without treatment. Now I am happy to see Golfy is getting better from his painful gingivitis after his treatment. Poor cat is back where he is happiest, around the bridge near the Rubimar Hotel with all his friends including Jaime who has the strangest coloured eyes, thanks to Freddy.

I am grateful for Freddy who takes care of as many cats as is possible. There are feral cats all over the world and it is sad. In Playa Blanca the the feral cats are cared for. They all have a name and all are neutered. They all live around feeding stations and are fed and given fresh water every day. You can spot if a cat has been neutered because they all have a tiny nick taken from the ear. This is tiny nick in their ear is done at the same time as neutering so it can be identified as being neutered.




Snowball was lucky to be found on the streets and saved. She had the cat flu and an eye infection. She would not have lasted without someone to care for her. She really ill when she was found and not expected to survive her ordeal. She was taken to the veterinarian. Fortunate was shining on this little lady because the vet fostered Snowball for a few weeks and nursed her back to health. Snowball never had to face the streets again as Freddy got her a passport and she was adopted by a lovely family in the Nederlands.


Fascinating beautiful historic buildings of Teguise.
Fascinating beautiful historic buildings of Teguise.

Teguise Sunday Market

Teguise Sunday Market
Teguise Sunday Market | Source

Teguise A Brief History

A Brief History of Teguise

Teguise is an historical town and is said to be the Canaries oldest Spanish settlement and for 450 years and was once the capital of Lanzarote until 1847. The capital of Lanzarote is now Arrecife,

Teguise was named after a native princess who married in the family of the conquering hero Jean de Bethencourt . Teguise has been declared a Architectural Historic Site as the town is steeped in history and was the first island of the Canaries to be conquered by Jean de Bethencourt in 1402.

Now, Teguise is a stunning, quiet and serene town and is about 35 miles inland from the coastal town of Costa Teguise The only time the little town is ever really invaded by anybody including holiday makers and shoppers, is on Sundays. Every week the town hosts the islands biggest flea market and people visit from all over the island. You can get a bus from any of the resorts

I visited Teguise and was fascinated by the history and historical buildings. The Castillo de Santa Bárbara, once a castle in a strategic position, is now a museum all about piracy.


Castillo De Santa Barbera Teguise
Castillo De Santa Barbera Teguise | Source

More Feral Cats Of Playa Blanca

The management of the feral cats is hard work in many ways for Freddy. Here are a few more of the cats he has saved from the streets. Visitors to the town of Playa Blanca might recognise a few cat faces.

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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 

      5 months ago from Preston

      Thanks JC Scull. I have just got back from Playa Blanca and the cats are in good health and well cared for. I have written six feral cats of playa blanca so hope you get chance to read. Enjoy!

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      JC Scull 

      5 months ago from Gainesville, Florida

      I love cats and I love Las Palmas, so this article was great to read.

    • louiseelcross profile imageAUTHOR

      Louise Elcross 

      9 months ago from Preston

      Thanks Linda. Playa Blanca is a beautiful place to visit and the cats are really well cared for.

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      Linda Crampton 

      9 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This sounds like a lovely place to visit. I'm glad that the cats are looked after so well. Thank you for sharing the information and the photos.


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