Over the last 25 years, feral cats have played an important role at the Disneyland Resort. When the gates close and the crowds are gone, about 200 cats walk the Disneyland property doing their part to control mice and other rodents. The cats have played this role for 25 years, but 7 years ago an official TNR program was instituted by the animal care staff to help maintain the population. TNR is part of a regular program that helps keep the cats healthy and the population under control so the cats can continue to do their important work. The cats receive ongoing care and are fed at five hidden feeding stations throughout the park.
The TNR program was instituted with the help of local TNR organizations including FixNation, one of the largest cat advocacy organizations in the Los Angeles area. Stay tuned for more info about local resources across the country later in the week.
Kudos to Disneyland for seeing the benefits of having feral cats as part of their community and for doing their part to manage the cats responsibly! Read more about this story at Alley Cat Allies.