Cat carer job on Greek island paradise is flooded with applications


God's Little People Cat Rescue is hiring a caretaker to look after dozens of cats on the island of Syros.

Mr Bowell said that applications which ask about the sanctuary's background and philosophy catch his eye more.

Many believe they would be the "purrrfect fit" for the job, with one writing online: "This is what I consider heaven on earth".

"As part of the job you'll have a fully paid (incl. water & electricity) semi-detached modern tiny house with it's own garden (direct view to the Aegean Sea!) plus a salary".

In the post, sanctuary owner Joan Bowell laid out the job requirements - whoever takes over the running of the sanctuary will be expected to care for, feed and preferably medicate all the felines.

"We are located in a secluded nature preserved area which is very tranquil and quiet in the winter time but busy during the summer". Apart from feeding the cats the cats will also need heaps of love and attention. They say, for the ideal candidate, "knowing something about a cats psychology too is important + cat-whispering skills should come natural to you".

Mrs Bowell added that she is looking for a "responsible, reliable, honest, practically inclined" individual with a heart of gold, and wrote that from her experience, those above 45 years of age are usually the best for the job.

Competition for the job may be tough.

"A very special position and living circumstance on offer on a little Greek island called Syros (a small paradise no less!) for a mature and genuinely passionate cat lover who knows how to handle many cats and would love their company", the job posting stated. Subscribe to CNBC Make It on YouTube! .