The authorities are threatening to close the Association of the Cat Colony at Torre Argentina, Rome. They are using the excuse that the association occupies space within a Roman Temple. They pretend to forget that concrete pillars holding up a road cut right into the temple. They have abandoned the other tenples that are older by several centuries yet for their own political ends they threaten the health and safety of thousand of cats. The association has sterilized more than 29,000 cats within the last decade, they maintain 40 other colonies with food and medicines. Without heir work Rome would be filled with sick and maimed cats, as it was after WW II for many years.