Chubby black-and-white Gacek became a worldwide sensation earlier this year while living in a wooden box on Kaszbuska street in the northern city of Szczecin.
VIDEO: The video which has since gone viral clicking up over 95,000 views and over 3k likes has been flooded with praise from delighted viewers.
The black and white cat who shot to global fame after being named Szczecin’s top ‘must see’ attraction managed to flee when the woman tried to snatch him off the street.
A local councillor has written to the mayor of Szczecin asking him to use Gacek’s sudden fame to support non-governmental organisations that deal with the protection of animals in the city.
Scoring an average Google rating of 4.9 out of 5, Gacek has left other attractions – such as the award-winning Philharmonic, the Castle of Pomeranian Dukes and the city’s underground WWII tunnels – trailing in his wake ever since first finding fame.
The 1.5-year-old cat named Miluś was spotted amongst the rubble three days after a gas explosion ripped through the building of the Evangelical-Augsburg Parish in Katowice.
Jacek Balcerak and his cat called Parys are aiming to raise PLN 300,000 to finance surgery for Kinga, a 15-year-old girl suffering from arthrogryposis – a condition effecting the joints that has left the teenager in near constant pain and unable to walk properly.
Already well-known for his animal activism and often shocking portraits of farmed animals, photographer Andrew Skowron has again stirred the public’s conscience – this time after publishing a series of images depicting Ukrainian refugees with their pets.
Alongside a simplification of rules by Poland’s Chief Veterinary Officer, Polish NGOs have been organizing food collections for the animals, and compiling a list of vets offering free services for pets coming from Ukraine.
VIDEO: The litter now brings the number of cubs born in North-west Poland to 14, a record year since the conservation programme began with the release of adult Lynx into the wild in 2016.
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