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Help with Ordinances

Communities all over the nation have ordinances in place that promote Trap-Neuter-Return and protect cats. But there are also ordinances out there that are harmful to cats and make TNR more difficult for caregivers. You do not have to pass a law to do TNR, but if your town is considering passing an ordinance affecting cats—or if you want to change an existing law that is harming cats—use the resources below to make sure your community’s laws support TNR and humane cat care.

(Note: These resources are for drafting ordinances. If you have been cited for violating an ordinance, see the link below for information on finding a lawyer.)

If an ordinance is being considered in your area:

If you have been cited for violating an ordinance:

If you need more help with ordinances affecting cats in your community, fill out our Email Assistance Form or email us at communitychange@alleycat.org.