Gujarat man opens Cat garden equipped with AC rooms, mini theatre
Kutch : A man, who calls himself a cat lover, in Gujarat’s Kutch has opened a home for cats named ‘Cat Garden’. The home has been made in a plot area of 500 square yards and equipped with modern facilities.
Upendra Goswami had established the ‘Cat Garden’ in 2017, which has over 200 cats now. He has dedicated the home to his late sister who died in 1994.
“We celebrate the birthday of my late sister every year. Once a cat entered our house and ate her birthday cake (this was after she had passed away). Since then, it has been staying with us. We believe that it is our sister who is staying with us in the form of the cat,” he said.
The cats in the house are treated with all major modern facilities like AC rooms, home theatres and more.
“We have four AC rooms here and 16 cottages along with 12 beds. There are showers and a mini theatre where the cats watch animal related shows in the evening. They are given food three times a day and we ensure to provide them with best brands of cat food,” said Goswami.
Goswami’s wife is a school principal and also helps her husband in taking care of the cat house. The couple bear 90 per cent expenses of Rs 1.5 lakhs required per month for the maintenance of the cat house themselves.
‘Cat Garden’ is opened for visitors four hours every Sunday with a minimal entry fees.