Today I received the following comment on the original post:
URGENT UPDATE on Loews Hotels and the TNR/managed colonies living on Loews properties: Loews has recently decided to ignore the facts and data provided to them by well known authorities and animal lovers alike. Traps have now been set by Critter Control at all 3 Lowes hotel properties - Loews has stated that the cats will be "relocated" to Animal Services (the local animal control facility).
On their Facebook page, Loews Portifino Bay Hotel & Loews Royal Pacific Hotel states:
In today's post on Catster, JaneA Kelly elaborates on the situation stating:
In a four-page memo dated March 27, 2012, Loews Hotels laid out their new policy for dealing with "wild animals" like feral cats. Employees, guests, contractors, and other businesses working on Loews' Orlando properties were forbidden to feed or interact with the feral colonies in any way and were urged to report any such activities by other employees to management. Employees found in violation of this policy will be "subject to disciplinary action." Implicit in this warning is the threat that if a "LHUO team member" feeds or handles "feral or undomesticated wild animals," he or she could be fired.JaneA also states that Loews Universal Orlando has never returned calls or emails from Alley Cat Allies or any other organization specializing in the management of feral cat colonies.
Riverfront Cats, a feral cat advocacy and care group based in Miami, is urging people to contact the hotel and speak up for the ferals. "Please call the hotel and ask to speak with [the] manager (407-503-1234). Let him or her know you have a complaint. Don't give specifics to [the] phone taker. Just demand to speak to [the] manager," and ask the questions listed on Riverfront Cats' website.
You can also keep up to date on the situation by "liking" the Save Loews Cats Facebook page.
Image via Save Loews Cats