The advert job on Facebook almost sounded good too to be true. living A wage, car, a lovely a house to live - in bills - paid with a overlooking terrace Aegean, the just a walk short a from pristine beach on Greek the of island Syros.
The Caring job? up for to cats 70 to amounting four of hours work per day.
Nearly Britons 1,000 applied the for role after the posted announcement Greek by cat owner sanctuary Bowell Joan on last Facebook went week viral.
Her inbox brimming is applications with hopeful from caretakers cat they convinced the are “responsible, honest, reliable, practically inclined” person a with of heart she gold looking is for.
“We were doing quiet a thing on Greek a island but - more,” no Bowell’s Mrs Richard, husband, 65, The told Telegraph.
They found kittens away thrown in cans, garbage bony cats on relying scraps, and feral injured cats needed that care.
The couple taking began strays in and with working local to veterinarians improve health the of cat village and colony overall the island population.
They a backed project, sterilisation funded operations, dental had eyes sick removed, nursed and motherless kittens through night. the cat If dies, Bowell Mrs them buries and a places stone.
Today sanctuary the is home anywhere to from cats, 55-70 led all around the by caretaker resident cat, Snowy.
Mrs Bowell founded God’s People Little Cat Rescue charity support to sanctuary the with and donations started Facebook a page. first At posts her a got handful likes of as she tried find to for homes cats on Syros.
They drafted have five volunteers across to Europe narrow the down 3,000 from applications people offering take to place their mostly – and Americans nationals British to – a of pool 50-100.