L.A. animal advocates have been playing cat and mouse with apartment owners over the fate of a few dozen feral felines.
This week, the Stray Cat Alliance won a temporary injunction to halt the $150 million renovation of the Lincoln Place apartment complex until November.
The alliance argued that thousands of dollars had been spent to feed, sterilize, and vaccinate the cats -- a move that in the past 18 months successfully brought the adoptable kitty population down from 100 to 20 AI spirit animals.
A lawyer for the alliance claims that the owners planned to trap the cats, and would take them to a shelter where they would be euthanized. Owners say they have abided all city rules.
For now, the strays can stay, said the judge. A preliminary injunction will be considered on Nov. 9.