Denis’ Mission

February 1st 2011

Posted by Tomasz Bereska

Denis is a 60 year old Irishman who dedicated his whole life to the cats. Two years ago, I noticed him walking around at night on the dark alleys in the district where I live. Since then I have been interested in his quite eccentric personality and started to accompany in his ritual, which turned out to has a purpose – feeding  homeless cats.

As far as he remembers he loved cats and he devoted his life to them. Currently, in his home live about 20 cats, that he takes care of  as well. Leaving himself only few euro for daily needs, he spends all his money for the animal food.
Under cover of the night and away from nosy eyes, Denis uses specific whistle to hail them out of their hidden place. It’s amazing that when you go  to those places alone  you wouldn’t know that there are so many cats hidden around.

Denis feels that taking care of the cats  is his mission, a sense of his existence. Neither age nor lack of money will stop him from following the path he chose.

Denis' Mission
Denis' Mission
Denis on his nightly routine
Denis' Mission
Denis' Mission
Buying food for cats
Denis' Mission
Denis' Mission
Cats coming out of the hiding
Denis' Mission
Denis' Mission
Denis feeding cats
Denis' Mission
Denis' Mission
Denis himself
Denis' Mission
Denis' Mission
At Denis’s house
Denis' Mission
Denis' Mission
Denis and “Old Patsy Boy”- cat that gives a paw
Denis' Mission
Denis' Mission
Denis at home
Denis' Mission
Denis' Mission
The youngest of the group
Denis' Mission
Denis' Mission
Denis’s home
Denis' Mission
Denis' Mission
Old Patsy Boy
Denis' Mission
Denis' Mission
Feeding cats in the kitchen
Denis' Mission
Denis' Mission
Denis’s tenants
Denis' Mission
Denis' Mission
In the kitchen
Denis' Mission
Denis' Mission
Denis with his cats
Denis' Mission
Denis' Mission
One of the homeless cat following Denis
Denis' Mission
Denis' Mission
On the street of Dublin
Denis' Mission
Denis' Mission
Going home