Disney has referred to their parks as “the most magical place on earth” since their inception. Part of that magic comes from the immaculate condition the parks are kept in, with around 600 people working overnight at the park to make sure it stays flawless. However, not all the credit goes to the humans. It turns out that Disneyland also “employs” feral cats in the park! By following the Trap-Neuter-Release philosophy, they manage to keep the population manageable and healthy ! The herculean effort they put into being partners with these furry inhabitants is breathtaking, especially for such a huge company. Along with the above link, you can check out the LA TIMES article about the work Disney does after hours, including their partnership with the cats. This goes a long way to show just how magical they are!
Read more at http://blog.theanimalrescuesite.com/feraldisneylandcats/#SIq7boDKZCBiZyUo.99
Truly a magical place!
What the cats do after closing time: http://articles.latimes.com/2010/may/02/business/la-fi-cover-disney-20100502
Park workers have also found a resourceful way to remove other unwanted guests — rodents.
Years ago — no one seems to know when — feral cats began to sneak into the park, living among the park’s trees and shrubs during the day. At night, they venture out, and an estimated 200 cats now prowl through Disneyland and neighboring California Adventure Park.
But instead of evicting the cats, Disneyland’s animal wranglers work to control the feline population by spaying and neutering the adult cats and finding homes for all kittens born in the resort. The cats eat at five permanent feeding stations installed throughout the two parks.
“We are not trying to get rid of them,” said Gina Mayberry, manager of Disneyland’s Circle D ranch, where the park’s animals are housed. “They keep the rodent population down.”
Every animal has a place on Earth and a role to play too. Let’s learn to appreciate this.
If public places allow the presence of neutered animals, animal welfare organisations can support the neutering and in time, human communities will be more accepting of the presence of animals in the environment.
One step closer to harmonious living…