Greenland’s long winter season can be difficult for stray animals. The snowstorms and bitter cold can last well into spring — which means that, for cats and dogs fending for themselves, finding a safe haven is essential.
In mid-April, a young tabby cat was picked up off the streets of Nuuk, Greenland’s capital, and brought to area shelter Dyrenes Venner (which translates roughly to “Protector of Animals in Greenland”).
“Stray and lost cats have a really tough time during the winters up here,” Inunnguaq Christiansen, a board member at Dyrenes Venner, told The Dodo. “With freezing temperatures and frequent storms, they often have to seek shelter in the basements of older buildings.”
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