The managed colony of 25 feral cats in Plum Beach is in danger. The cats have quietly lived in the area along the Belt Parkway in Brooklyn for more than 11 years, but last weekend a notice from the National Parks Service appeared stating:
"To ensure the health and safety of visitors and to protect habitat for native species including shorebirds, small mammals and reptiles, this colony will be dismantled on Friday June 13. (An extension until June 20 was just approved.)
We encourage those that have created this colony to remove it and the cats prior to that date. Thank you for your cooperation in maintaining the health of our ecosystem."
All of the cats, including eight friendly cats, have been spayed, neutered, and vaccinated. These are the very same cats who have survived the harsh winters of the Northeast and the merciless winds, rain, and destruction of "Superstorm" Sandy. The cats have been provided with shelter and are regularly fed.
Volunteers are asking animal advocates to politely and respectfully contact Parks Department Doug Adamo at (718)-354-4510 or Doug_adamo@NPS.gov to reconsider this order or to give volunteers more time to safely relocate the colony.
Also please contact Nancy Rogers at (718)-306-2586 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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