If you wish to live happily unto 90 years or more, follow the steps of Henriette van Weelde and have a dream. Not only just a dream, but mostly - a simple goal... In 1966 this great lady living in Amsterdam has found a cat with kittens near her house. Pretty soon she was known as The Cat Lady, because people started bringing more and more abandoned poor little creatures... Two more years and Ms. van Weelde just bought a boat for her cats to make them happy. That's when "De Poezenboot" (The Cat Boat) was really born. Very soon it became the loving and very safe home for a lot of cats. I would be happy to shake a hand of that great Lady van Weelde, but I was late... I've visited this neat and nice floating home in November 2012 but the founder has passed away 7 years earlier. As a journalist I got permission to see how cats live and to take some photographs (you are free to see my sincere photo-evidence!). Of course I've helped cats and their great caretakers with a modest donation. Important note: all people work here are volunteers and they deserve a very special thanks. And I promised to Mr. Jolanda Keiko to use the best speaking-trumpet in the world, the Tripadvisor, to tell people about this unique place and ask every cat-lover to follow my steps and donate some money to support the great idea of hepling poor abandoned cats to join the best cat club at least in Netherland. Thank to everyone who cares! And God blesses us, cats and everuone who needs safe and happy life!!!
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