find a home can be hard for stray animals, but Zeytin and Betül are lucky when it comes to their human guardians. Stray cats have become very special members of the classroom of Soğucak middle school in Turkey’s Aegean resort of Kuşadası after being adopted as sixth graders’ “class cats”.
Zeytin and Betül sit in on Lesson with students walking on desks during class from time to time. But most of the time, they sit quietly during class while providing companionship for the teacher and her students.
The students saw first the cats in the school garden about three months ago. Then they told their math teacher, Bendegül Uyaroğlu, that they wanted To take care of the cats. When the direction of the school accepted the students’ request, the cats underwent health checks and received a home in the classroom.
Uyaroğlu and his later students made houses of vehicle tires and waste materials in the classrooms for cats to sleep in.
Stating that she is proud that the students have taken on Phone social responsibility, Uyaroğlu said: “We have a great time with Betul and Zeytin.”
“We hosted the cats at first and bought them food. Then they decided to stay here. When they adopted this place like their home built a home for their. Now we started leaving them in the lessons. the children take care of cats and feed them. It has become a responsibility for so are they,” Uyaroğlu said, adding that the cats are fed regularly.
“We also leave food for the cats outside. They are permanent guests of our school. We are happy with them, even if they sometimes lie on their books,” she says.
Tanem Kavak, one of students, also says the classroom is more colored with cats.
“They are a source of joy in our lessons,” Kavak said, adding that she helps feed the cats.
“Cats are a source of joy in Classes. They listen to lessons and sleep on our offices. We like them very much. They like us too. It’s a very nice feeling,” Kavak told Anadolu Agency (AA).
Aymila Tokmak, another student, said she was very fond of cats.
Stressing the importance of adopting stray animals, Tokmak said, “Thanks to them, we have taken responsibility. We take care of very well, the lesson goes very well together. Betül and Zeytin accompany us,” she added.