The Cats of Pollsmoor Prison

The prison that once housed Nelson Mandela now is home to some lucky feral cats.

By Sandy Robins

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Nestled in the foothills of the picturesque, vineyard-clad Constantiaberg Mountains in Cape Town, South Africa, is Pollsmoor Prison. The maximum security facility once housed Nelson Mandela, the country’s most famous political prisoner from the apartheid era who later became the country’s first black president. Today it houses murderers, rapists, notorious gangsters and a unique feral cat colony that impacts the lives of those around them.

**Get the February 2009 issue of CAT FANCY to read the full article.**

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jmuhj    Glendale, CA

1/24/2009 5:03:13 PM

It just goes to show us that the greatest of the great are found in the most unlikely places. May those cats be highly valued, protected, and loved, and may they work their miracles on the inmates AND staff of that notorious place. (I pray the cats are spayed/neutered and vaccinated!)

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