Man feeds scores of abandoned cats in war-torn Syria

An ambulance driver has taken it upon himself to feed scores of cats abandoned by their owners in a war-torn part of Syria.

Cats flocks to be fed by Alaa Credit: REUTERS/Hosam Katan

Alaa spends around £2.50 on meat each day to feed a small army of hungry strays - an act of kindness he has kept up for the past two months.

Alaa feeding a cat in the Aleppo district of Masaken Hanano Credit: REUTERS/Hosam Katan

Many of the cats in the district of Masaken Hanano in Aleppo face the risk of starvation after residents fled heavy shelling by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.

Cats wait for Alaa in Aleppo Credit: REUTERS/Hosam Katan

Alaa believes around 150 cats rely on his daily rounds.