Cat Sanctuary Hiring Caretaker to Look After 55 Cats on a Greek Island

PetMD Editorial
Published: August 13, 2018
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God’s Little People Cat Rescue announced in a Facebook post last week that they are offering a paid job that would require one lucky cat lover to live on a small Greek island and care for over 55 cats.

The post quickly garnered the attention of many; the post has over 20,000 reactions and 25,000 shares so far. And it’s no wonder—the founder and owner of the sanctuary, Joan Bowell, makes an offer any die-hard cat fan would find hard to refuse.

Bowell explains that the position will be “on a little Greek island called Syros,” which she describes as a small paradise. The sanctuary is located in a secluded nature preserve that is noted to be tranquil in the winter and busy in the summer.

The caretaker will receive a salary and will live in a fully paid “semidetached modern tiny house with its own garden” and a view of the Aegean Sea. The chosen applicant is expected to work just four hours a day.

There are some caveats, however. You must be able to handle many cats and “rest comfortably in your own company,” she says in the post. Plus, you’ll need to be able to drive a manual car.

“From experience the job is most suitable for someone 45+ years of age, who’s responsible, reliable, honest, practically inclined--and really, with a heart of gold,” she says.  

As you’ll be expected to care for, feed and medicate many cats, veterinarians and trained vet nurses will have special consideration.

The job is long-term, but a minimum of six months is required. If you’d like to apply, you can submit an application along with a photo to Interested applicants have until the end of August to submit their applications. 

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