Thousands of baby chicks are arriving dead because of delays caused by the Postmaster General. Peanut Butter, a healthy orphaned kitten, was killed by the New York City pound with a rescuer only minutes away. Oswald, my dog, is one of 85,000 animals saved every year by a rescue rights law in California. The number of communities in the 90% Club — an important milestone on the road to No Kill — is increasing. And finally, while Mt. Olive, NJ, passed an ordinance prohibiting the killing of “feral” cats, other cities, like Williamstown, WV, and Casper, WY, are moving in the opposite direction.

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The number of communities in the 90% Club — an important milestone on the road to No Kill — is increasing, including:

And finally, Mt. Olive, NJ, passed an ordinance requiring all “feral” cats to be sterilized and released, either back to their habitat or to a barn home, rather than killed. By contrast, these cats continue to be killed in Casper, WY, and now caregivers are being threatened with jail as the city intends on “making it a misdemeanor to feed feral cats…” Not to be outdone, Williamstown, WV, is also mired in a 19th Century “catch and kill” mindset. It is considering a new law to “make cats disappear.” The ordinance will not permit cats to be outdoors and explicitly prohibits community cat sterilization programs. It also gives cats only 48 hours before being killed. We can, must, and when these dinosaurs are pushed aside, will do better.

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