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Archive of posts published in the tag: TNR

Should We TNR Dogs?

Read my article in The Huffington Post.

D.C. Cats & Wildlife Still Under Threat

Agency proposes combination of “non-lethal and lethal control measures” to rid D.C. of cats, geese, and deer.

Cooing & Cuddling Cats Saves Lives

Cats who are gently petted and talked to by humans have a markedly lower chance of getting an upper respiratory infection.

PETA: Feral cats are better dead than fed

Yesterday, I reported how PETA is trying to kill pit bulls in shelters across the country. Now they are trying to ensure that “feral” cats continue to be killed in New York.

In Defense of Cats, Geese, and other D.C. Inhabitants

Washington, D.C. is not only considering a plan to round up and kill thousands of cats, but it is proposing a wholesale slaughter of geese and other animals, as well as trees and plants. On September 18, a City Council committee will take the issue up and my letter, written on behalf of the No Kill Advocacy Center, opposing the plan is here.

TNR: Good News & A Cautionary Tale

A new computer modeling study adds to an already significant body of literature showing that neuter and release of community cats is effective.

A study shows TNR not only saves cats, it saves dogs, too

And they didn’t get trapped, neutered, or released.

No Surprise: TNR Works

A new study shows TNR works. OK, you know that. That is neither a controversial nor new finding. In so many ways, it may even seem mundane. But the study will be very helpful to you as you advocate for TNR/SNR in your community because it offers plenty for government officials and bean counters who want the proof that it saves lives, reduces the number of free-roaming cats, and saves money.

An Embrace of SNR, With Caveats

If we reformed shelters, SNR wouldn’t be the first choice for socialized community cats: redemption and adoption would be. It would and should, however, remain the last, because killing should never be a choice at all.

NKLA Sweeps Feral Cats Under the Rug

Study, rhetoric, fundraising, but no solutions for feral cats. No more coalitions that say you can’t criticize those who allow the killing to continue, that delay lifesaving long enough for memories of bold promises to fade, that assume every community in every city takes five magical years to get to No Kill, and that have endless resources but refuse to use them fully for their intended purpose.