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To: County commissioners

Support lifesaving programs for cats

Around two-thirds of the animals being killed in shelters nationwide are cats. Cats need community support to ensure that they have safe, positive placement outside of animal shelters.

Urge your community to expand resources for pet owners to keep people and pets safe and healthy by advocating for programs that are proven to provide safe placement for cats like community cat programs, foster care programs, and robust adoption programs.

Please sign and share this petition to show that you support safe, humane, and positive change for the cats living in your community and the people who care for them.

Why is this important?

Trap-Neuter-Return is an animal-friendly, veterinarian-approved, and cost-effective method for keeping free-roaming cats safe, healthy, and out of shelters — while reducing their numbers over time. The cats are humanely trapped then sterilized and vaccinated before being returned to the place where they were found. And these programs are already working around the country.

Community cat programs utilize trap-neuter-return (TNR) which is an animal-friendly, veterinarian-approved, and cost-effective method for keeping free-roaming cats safe, healthy, and out of shelters — while reducing their numbers over time. The cats are humanely trapped then sterilized and vaccinated before being returned to the place where they were found.

Foster and adoption programs provide options for cats to find temporary and long-term housing outside of the shelter as well as being a safety net for high-risk and vulnerable populations like neonatal kittens. These are also programs necessary to ensure the safe placement of dogs entering shelters.

Lifesaving programs like these are proven to be the most cost-effective, veterinarian-approved, and animal-friendly solution for controlling and reducing free-roaming cat populations.

Rally your community to expand resources to keep people and pets safe and healthy by advocating for lifesaving programs throughout your state.

Your voice is a critical part of ensuring that pets and people have access to positive programs and resources. Become part of a driven and diverse group of people who believe that all pets and people deserve compassion, and that — when we work together — we can create real change for pets in need.

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Updates

2021-06-04 12:29:22 -0500

1,000 signatures reached

2021-06-04 08:36:12 -0500

500 signatures reached

2021-05-20 13:29:35 -0500

100 signatures reached

2021-05-20 10:49:13 -0500

50 signatures reached

2021-05-20 09:56:28 -0500

25 signatures reached

2021-05-20 09:18:37 -0500

10 signatures reached