NEW YORK RESIDENTS: HELP SAVE CATS IN YOUR STATE
Some good news could be on the horizon for free-roaming community cats in New York state. Two proposed laws, AB 2778 and SB 1081, would expand the reach of the state spay/neuter fund to include Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return (TNVR) efforts. Outdoor cats have a critical need for spay and neuter services, but currently, New York’s spay/neuter fund is not authorized to support TNVR projects. Now you have the chance to make sure these bills pass! Contact your elected officials today at HELP SAVE CATS IN NEW YORK and ask them to support these bills. There is a growing need to constructively and humanely handle the increase of feral cat colonies throughout New York State. The above legislation would create a funding stream (20% of the Animal Population Control Fund) for eligible not for profits and their community-based partners to create and underwrite TNVR programs in their communities. Memos of Support are coming from all over New York State for
AB 2778 and SB 1081. For more information visit http://nysapf.org/legislation.
COMMUNITY TNR: TACTICS AND TOOLS BOOK
PetSmart Charities Community TNR: Tactics and Tools” offers a blueprint of how to use Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return to reduce overpopulation in a whole community. Get digital copy or print copy at www.petsmartcharities.org.