The Cats of Pollsmoor Prison

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

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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