The Manila Polo Club Cats are an integral part of the club's grounds. They keep the rodent population down, which is necessary for the well-being of the horses in the stables as well as the members. Rat urine can carry Leptospirosis which is harmful to people and animals. Additionally, the majority of these cats have already been spay/neutered by CARA Welfare Philippines (ear notched), so the population will no longer increase. If these cats are removed from the grounds, it will only encourage new and un-spay/neutered cats from entering the property since cats are considered territorial. This is called "The Vacuum Effect": http://www.alleycat.org/vacuumeffect. Due to the reasons stated above, it is important that we all rally to make sure the Manila Polo Club Cats stay where they are! Please indicate next to your name if you are a member of the Manila Polo Club. The more members we have on this petition, the better!