The Wiktionay describes the Gattara in this way: “Person (female) who feeds stray cats”.
Being a Gattara is more than a hobby; it is more similar to a mission! Gattare don’t have a distinctive profession or a particular living area. They are women who consecrate part of their time to nurse and feed alley cats. The most popular Gattare are the ones in Rome. Among ancient ruins and antique columns, hundreds of cats wander incurious, mindless of the historical and cultural treasures around them. They are become very popular: when in Rome, you can also buy the Calendar with the cats of Rome.
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