"It has always been a hobby since I was a child and I further developed it when I studied veterinary medicine and started to deal directly with cats and other domesticated animals. I loved the job."
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With a passion for animals since childhood, 22-year-old veterinary medicine student Ahmed Taher Maki turns part of his house into a what he says is the first hotel for cats in Iraq.
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"All these VIP services are offered at a very cheap price and this is very unique and happens for the first time in Iraq. I do not care about financial costs as much as I care about adopting animals in Basra."