Cats in Tai O

Cat in Tai O


大澳 Tai O is an island located to the west of Lantau Island, which is located to the west of Hong Kong Island. There are no tall buildings, just narrow streets lined with mostly residential houses. Some houses are built on stilts with boats parked behind them. I took a long train ride from Kowloon to Lantau Island, followed by an even longer bus ride across the island, and then crossed a footbridge to reach Tai O to see the famous pink dolphins. But first, Tai O's many stray cats caught my eyes. 

Once I spotted one cat, I noticed more and more of them. They walked in and out of doors people left open. They napped anywhere they found comfortable. Thanks to volunteers of the nonprofit group, 大澳流浪貓之家 Tai O Stray Cat Home, the stray cat population in Tai O has been under control. The organization traps, neuters, and returns the strays. Its volunteers also feed the cats regularly. It was no wonder the cats in Tai O were as relaxed as the sleepy island itself.


 

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