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.
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.
The findings reveal that over three quarters of respondents in Poland are strongly influenced by their pet’s reaction to a new partner, to the extent that this would be seen as one of the deciding factors as to whether or not they would see that person again.
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.
Organised by the Łódź Animal Care Society in cooperation with the Aleksandrów Łódzki town hall, the initiative offers a safe spot for people to leave puppies and kittens between 6 months and 6 weeks old.
VIDEO: The animals, including a pair of ponies called Cheescake and Gingerbread, munch carrots dipped in vet-approved, non-toxic edible paint which they then use to produce the colourful artwork with their mouths and noses.
The Gdynia fire brigade had been attending a routine callout when events took a turn and they ended up saving the lives of the two moggies.