We are lucky there are so many Good Samaritans who spend their time, money and energy caring for stray and feral cats. These compassionate people form a cornerstone of animal care in our communities by caring for cats for whom they are not responsible. In some communities, caring for cats is discouraged—or even criminalized.
A bill has been introduced in Maryland that would support caregivers and protect their right to provide life-sustaining care for cats. The bill is up for a hearing this Wednesday, and we are are asking Maryland residents to contact their Senators and ask him or her to support MD SB 1010.
Providing spay/neuter surgeries and other care to stray and feral cats benefits the whole community. These efforts should not be prohibited or criminalized.