damage of shelters for a feral feline nest located behind their building, the panel did an about-face and concurred to leave the felines alone, a legal representative with the panel stated.
“Finally, these felines got justice,” said Alissa M., a long time homeowner of the Windsor Oak co-op who is one of the nest’s caretakers.
“It was great news, something we’ve been waiting to hear for several years,” she said of the co-op board’s decision. “Especially this time of year, when it’s so cold and they frantically need their shelter.”
The Post reported Monday that the board had been taking down cat shelters located in a wooden back area of a building, after their plan to build a clubhouse hangout there had actually been thwarted.The Board of Requirement and Appeals said the woody location is safeguarded by a 1950 land variance that guards it from any type of development and the co-op said it was just following orders by removing the cat shelters.But Carlo Costanza, executive director of the BSA, told The Post that interfering with the feline colony was not part of the instructions.The co-op’s lawyer, Eric Goidel, said he ‘d spoken with Costanza considering that Monday and been told that the BSA would likely not punish the co-op if the shelters were allowed to remain.” He stated he would not penalize us if we allowed the houses for the felines to remain,”he told The Post Wednesday.Goidel stated he is aiming to
get that guarantee in writing and will be calling the Mayor’s Alliance to obtain a licensed point person to run the colony.But Alissa, 46, said the co-op board is bitter and citizens are great taking care of their precious felines themselves by turning the different duties.”The co-op is not delighted however it’s too
bad, “she stated.”The cats are back, we see them in the shelters.” Worried city-dwellers in Brooklyn and Long Island City also provided to donate shelters and materials to assist the group of caretakers, she said.Not everyone in the co-ops are as kitty-friendly however– some locals stated they want to see the feral colony booted.”If you say no to cats they call you names and begin shouting crazy things,”an elderly lady living in one of the buildings said of the
cat caretakers.She would not provide her name because she said she was petrified of the feline fans’wrath.Other cat consumed New Yorkers– who didn’t appear to live in the
advancement– apparently made threatening calls to employees in the nest’s management office, Goidel, the attorney, stated.” There were e-mails and phone
call messages sent out to numerous board members and the on-site management threatening people with physical damage if they did not alter the policy, “he stated.