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Cats Vs. Real Estate: Strays can stay at Lincoln Place, says judge

CATS LINCOLN PLACE

Screenshot via StrayCatAlliance.org

The real cat squatters of Lincoln Place.

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.

 

 

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