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To: Alaska's Board of Game Officials
Protect Alaska's community cats
As a resident of Alaska, urge our Board of Game to consider changes to regulations that would benefit outdoor cats. Allowing TNVR [trap-neuter-vaccinate-return] programs in Alaska is a long-overdue solution to managing our outdoor stray cat population.
Why is this important?
Help support saving the lives of community cats by advocating for lifesaving programs in your area. Please sign and share this petition to show that you support safe, humane and positive solutions for cats living in your community.
Current state rules and regulations severely hamper any lifesaving efforts focused on community cats. Alaska's Board of Game has been considering rule changes that could impact cats and the people who care for them. These changes have been pushed to early 2022.
Alaska’s residents deserve TNVR (trap-neuter-vaccinate-return) programs, which are animal-friendly, cost-effective, and reduce the burden and bureaucracy placed on the state’s animal shelters. The process is simple: Community cats are trapped, evaluated by veterinarians, vaccinated, spayed or neutered, ear-tipped, and returned to their outdoor homes, unable to have kittens.
The simple truth is that current methods of animal control relative to community cats are expensive, ineffective and often inhumane. Rule changes allowing TNVR programs would be better for the cats, for public health and for the wildlife we all want to protect.
How it will be delivered
We plan to deliver the petition prior to the next Board hearing currently scheduled for early 2022.