Stray Cat Village off Naples (circa 1950’s)

British Pathé

Synopsis: Unused and unissued newsreel footage shows a “village” of stray cats.

Reality Cats: The cat sanctuary was reportedly run by Mrs. Sidro Fornaro who is seen tending to the cats in this footage.

Stray Cat Village Off Naples cats sitting around windowsill

Stray Cat Village Off Naples two cats sitting on bench

Stray Cat Village Off Naples cats coming down stairway

Stray Cat Village Off Naples cats gathered around food on small tables

Stray Cat Village Off Naples wide shot of cat sanctuary with Mrs. Sidro Fornaro standing

Several of the cats are wearing little bibs as they eat.

Stray Cat Village Off Naples cats wearing bibs while eating

The final clips are of a Siamese cat wearing a bonnet and being set down to sleep in a crib with a bottle!

Stray Cat Village Off Naples Siamese cat with bonnet being tucked into crib

Stray Cat Village Off Naples Siamese cat with knit bonnet lying in crib

Final Mewsings: Cats appreciate being cared for until it goes too far!


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