Horsemen's liaison Sandy King is spearheading a project to find homes for cats residing in the stable area.
Live racing will cease after Sunday's program and the barn area will be closed at the end of January.
Some of the felines go from track-to-track along with the horses, but generations of cats have been permanent residents of the backstretch.
King, along with the Equine Hospital, trainer Alexis Barba, Vicki Neuman and other volunteers, have been working tirelessly to find homes for the soon-to-be displaced animals.
“We found a little calico with a full litter about 11 years ago,” said King. “She's been hanging around the racing office ever since. One of her sons is still around here. We just found her a home a few days ago.”
King said there are about 50 cats remaining.
“There are all kinds left—tamed, feral and kittens.”
Anyone interested in adoption can contact King at (310) 419-1668 through the end of next month.
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