After an overpowering, positive response from the community, the Winn-Dixie cats will remain at their home in the plaza.
"The Winn-Dixie team is committed to preserving the distinct characteristics and local flavor that make the Pine Island community so special," Dan Loughren, the manager of Winn-Dixie, said. "Recently we have received feedback from our guests and neighbors regarding the cats that call our plaza home. Rest assured your neighborhood grocery store will remain a safe haven for the Winn-Dixie cats."
Since a part-time resident of Pine Island made the complaint to the corporate office, everyone who has visited the store have been very supportive about keeping the cats at the plaza.
One of the resident cats at the Winn-Dixie Plaza on Pine Island