50 signatures reached
To: City of Bella Vista
Modernize Bella Vista's Animal Ordinances to reflect TNR
Please review the revised animal ordinance and if you agree, please sign the petition that you would approve that the ordinance changes are made ASAP by the City Council of Bella Vista to better reflect current TRAP NEUTER AND RETURN programs being implemented to stop the overpopulation of cats in Bella Vista. Whether you love cats or hate cats everyone can agree that there is an overpopulation problem. If you appreciate that some of us have learned how to trap and implementing TNR. You can do your part and help by supporting this ordinance change.
Why is this important?
Community cats (aka stray or free-roaming cats) risk losing their lives simply because they've made a home in the outdoors. In many cases, they are brought to local shelters, where they are unlikely to get adopted because many of them aren't socialized to people.
That's where community cat programs come in. These programs use trap-neuter-return (TNR) to save cats. 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 people of Bella Vista should not be punished for working to create a healthier community with less free roaming cats. Please stop making volunteers criminals by issuing citations for roaming cats and remove mandatory cat leash laws.