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Meet the Stray Cats Who Live in Nelson Mandela's Former Jail

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, cats )

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A population of prison kitties has been keeping South African inmates company for decades.

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Christeen A (368)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 7:48 am
I love them all. Thanks for this share.

Ana M (2)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 9:33 am
Beautiful story :)

Ana Lopes (92)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 9:54 am
Tnanks for sharing!

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 10:06 am
Love this story! Thanks Cher

. (0)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 11:08 am
There was so much great information here-thanks Cher.

Julie E (405)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 11:23 am
Another Angel on earth named Rita Brock helping animals.

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 1:09 pm
Lovely story will have a look at their FB page too


Barbara V (51)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 2:57 pm
Those cats are beauties. Isn't that typical of the scum of the world? Bringing the cats over there to take care of the mice problem and then planning to up and shoot them all as payback. So typical of human evil and stupidity. Thank heavens for the angel of mercy who stepped in on their behalf.

Anette S (22)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 3:59 pm

Birgit W (160)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 4:23 pm
Beautiful cats, thank you.

Sheri Schongold (7)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 4:42 pm
I am not generally a fan of prisons, but in this case, this one is fantastic or is it catastic. It is wonderful that the inmates have friends who can teach them much, but they and the wardens and guards work together to make sure the animals are safe, loved and fed. Congrats to them for caring.

Sheila D (194)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 4:55 pm
I think that the prison staff and inmates alike are also heroes for taking care of the feral cats, in return receiving much more than they ever thought. Kudos to all involved in this wonderful story. Thank you for sharing this one.

Saturday October 19, 2013, 8:00 pm

Dianne D (490)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 8:04 pm
God Bless and protect all the animals in the world and those that love and care for them.

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 8:18 pm
It is delightful that these cats are now being looked after and bring joy to so many others. Feral cats are remarkable and things must be done to assist them. Rita Brock is wonderful for her efforts and TNR helps to save feline lives as well.

Connie O (44)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 8:24 pm
That's interesting...ty

Joanne Dixon (38)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 8:33 pm
Most people are many-sided. Someone who breaks one law may well have traits of compassion and responsibility which seem at odds with the crime committed. There are reasons that friends and neighbors of newly arrested people overwhelmingly think there has been some mistake. Being able to share space and necessities with cats, especially with the support of the wardens, is probably one of the best ways to tap into those better traits and facilitate rehabilitation. I wish other prisons would become so wise.

Helen Porter (39)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 11:06 pm
To the suffering prisoners the cats bring beauty and love and
the touch of souls that care.

Malgorzata Zmuda (198)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 10:32 am

Ruth C (87)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 2:32 pm
Thank you for posting this story about people helping animals to continue on living.

Sara P (57)
Monday October 21, 2013, 6:24 am
This is a great idea, would be wonderful to have a type of program to keep animals in jail, there are many of them in the shelters with nobody that give them a caress and for sure they don't care if you are a criminal, they want and need only love.
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