Cats of Rome (2007)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Animals, Social Issues, Sociology  |   Run Time - 72 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Nathan Southern

The attitude toward stray cats in Rome differs dramatically from the attitudes toward stray cats in the United States; in Rome, an estimated 200,000 homeless felines patrol the streets and desperately need human assistance to survive. Romans, however, regard the creatures as little better than germ-laden rats or mice. Michael W. Hunt's documentary Cats of Rome observes a six-month period at an Italian Cat Sanctuary, where the proprietors struggle against all odds to care and provide for the needy felines to which they have offered sanctuary.