“Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and City Council President Darlene Harris today kicked off a free spay and neuter program that’s intended to reach 3,000 dogs and cats this year.”
Joan Brown, President and CEO of the Humane League of Lancaster County (PA), says that her organization made the switch to Trap-Neuter-Return when they started to realize that they were never making any headway with catch and kill.
“The big turnout for services we saw on Sunday is yet more indication that residents of Monessen don’t support killing – they want humane care for the city’s cats, including Trap-Neuter-Return for feral cats and affordable spay and neuter for all cats,” said Robinson.
You can do lots of things to make your habits earth-friendlier.
An interesting idea at Utah’s Brigham Young University where students trap and tag feral cats on campus and beyond on their way to learning how to trap and tag wildlife. In return, the university’s veterinary school spays and neuters the cats at no charge, giving veterinary students practice in spay and neuter. Sounds like a win-win, and if it’s managed in a way that remains humane to the cats, it could be a very positive thing—if it remains humane and doesn’t turn into an extermination event.
Read the article on KennelSeek.com: Feral Cats, Bagged and Tagged to Teach