Cat Naps Winners – The story of Sahara

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‘Sahara’ photographed by Alexis-Kimonas Kokkinaris, Greece – 2016 iCatCare Cat Naps photography competition winner

Sahara was found along with her sister in a town near Athens. They were rescued by Christina, who volunteers for an animal welfare organisation, and taken to a foster home where Alexis-Kimonas was asked to photograph them for their adoption ads. Before leaving, Lena, one of the ladies in the foster home, whispered to him ‘please take a photo of Sahara but very quietly’ – Sahara was sleeping in her palm!

Lena later adopted Sahara but very sadly when Sahara was just one and a half she was diagnosed with anaemia and passed away.

Alexis-Kimonas kept in touch with Lena who was so thankful she had this unique photograph to remember her by. Sahara is still missed and she will always have a special place in their hearts.

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To view all of the winning photographs from the competition – click here.

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I am the feline behaviour specialist at feline charity 'International Cat Care'. We are about engaging, educating and empowering people throughout the world to improve the health and welfare of cats by sharing advice, training and passion.
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