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May 2, 2010 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
When the last Jungle Cruise boat docks for the night and lights fade to black on Sleeping Beauty's Castle, the real work begins. At lush Pixie Hollow, gardeners don miner's headlamps as they begin uprooting stubborn weeds. On Main Street, custodians scrape chewing gum off the sidewalk. And over at Mickey's Toontown, painters sand and recoat chipped handrails. Few see it happen, except perhaps for the dozens of feral cats that emerge from their hiding places to prowl the park after hours, stalking rodents.
April 20, 2009 | Marc Siegel
"Fringe" Fox, Tuesday, April 7, 9 p.m. Episode: "Inner Child" -- The premise A boy is found naked in a tunnel that has been sealed off for many years. He appears to be about 10 years old and is hairless, pale and emaciated. He is brought to Boston Children's Hospital, where he is given oxygen because of apparent breathing difficulties. But FBI advisor Dr.
April 18, 2013 | By Julie Cart
Academic researchers and federal scientists have for the first time come up with direct evidence of feral cats killing endangered Hawaiian petrels. The study, by scientists from the University of Hawaii, the National Park Service and the U.S. Geological Survey, confirms what has been widely suspected, that wild cats are playing an important role in the population decline of the rare birds. The study involved monitoring of 14 Hawaiian petrel burrows with digital infrared video cameras in 2007 and 2008 on the island of Hawaii.
December 31, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
Los Angeles County animal services officials Thursday announced plans to offer a six-week workshop to teach people how to care for feral cats. The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control has partnered with the Feral Cat Caretakers' Coalition to offer the course.
September 27, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A federal judge in Los Angeles on Monday denied a request to halt the extermination of thousands of feral pigs. The National Park Service and the Nature Conservancy say the pigs must go because they're damaging island archeological sites and threatening native species. Rick Feldman, a Santa Barbara businessman who initiated a lawsuit to stop the killings, was angered by Judge Dickran Tevrizian's decision against issuing a preliminary injunction. The lawsuit is still pending.
April 14, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A proposal to legalize the killing of feral cats is not going to succeed, Gov. Jim Doyle said in Madison. "I don't think Wisconsin should become known as a state where we shoot cats," said Doyle, a Democrat who neither hunts nor owns a cat. "What it does is sort of hold us up as a state that everybody is kind of laughing at right now." Citizens approved the proposal 6,830 to 5,201 at statewide hearings by the Wisconsin Conservation Congress.
February 5, 2004 | Karima A. Haynes, Times Staff Writer
Bowing to pressure from cat lovers, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center executives have agreed to a temporary ban on the roundup, removal and possible killing of feral cats as they consider other ways to control the felines, officials said Wednesday. The moratorium has raised the cat advocates' hopes that medical center executives will formally adopt a trap, sterilize and return approach to reduce the number of feral cats roaming the Torrance campus.
May 14, 2005 | From Associated Press
A month after Gov. James Doyle said a plan to allow hunters to shoot stray cats was making Wisconsin a laughingstock, the public advisory group that raised the issue decided Friday to let it die. "There is no need to push it any further," Steve Oestreicher, chairman of Wisconsin Conservation Congress, said of a proposal to allow licensed hunters to shoot feral cats that kill wildlife.
The message coming out of a Wednesday town hall meeting on feral cats at Valley College was unmistakably clear: Spay (or neuter) the strays. About 65 people gathered at the Campus Center to question college administrators and animal activists about their plans to cope with an estimated 50 to 100 cats living on campus. Valley College President Tyree Wieder convened the meeting to ease tensions between maintenance workers and a loosely organized band of cat caretakers.
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