Tag Archive: Take Action

  1. Escambia County, Florida Residents: Ask Your Commissioners to Support Trap-Neuter-Return

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    Escambia County, Florida Commissioners are considering a positive Trap-Neuter-Return ordinance. Residents: Ask your county commissioners to support TNR.

    Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is the humane, effective approach to community cats. Through TNR, community cats are humanely trapped, brought to a veterinarian to be neutered and vaccinated, and returned to their outdoor home. In addition to ending the breeding cycle, this approach makes the cats healthier and puts a stop to mating behaviors. It’s the only approach that addresses community concerns and humanely addresses the outdoor cat population.

    Escambia County, Florida Residents: Take Action!
    Not in Escambia County, Florida? Learn how to change your community to protect and improve the lives of cats.

  2. TAKE ACTION: North Ridgeville “Humane” Officer Kills Again

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    In June 2013, just one year ago exactly, you helped us confront an unbelievable tragedy in North Ridgeville, Ohio—where “Humane” Officer Barry Accorti killed five kittens. “The woodpile five,” as they came to be known, were shot in a resident’s backyard while children watched. Together, we brought national attention to the incident and thought we’d reached a resolution.

    But just last week, the same humane officer was at it again. Almost a year to the day, Accorti trapped a defenseless baby raccoon and shot and killed her in the cage, again with children as an audience.

    Please join us in calling for the dismissal of Humane Officer Barry Accorti and his supervisor Police Chief Michael Freeman.

    TAKE ACTION today!

  3. UPDATE: New York Legislation to Expand TNR Moves On to the Senate

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    Good news! On June 9, the New York State Assembly voted to approve A.9487! The bill now passes to the Senate, where it is now before the Senate Agriculture Committee. Now the bill must pass the Senate before it becomes a law.

    AB 9487 and SB 7290, would expand the reach of the state spay/neuter fund to include Trap-Neuter-Return efforts. Community (feral) cats have a critical need for spay and neuter services, but currently, New York’s spay/neuter fund is not authorized to support TNR projects.

    Studies show that only a small percentage of community cats are sterilized compared to pet cats, so expanding the reach of the spay/neuter fund will allow it to have a greater impact without increasing cost. When impounded in shelters, community cats are nearly always killed. These bills would save cats lives by controlling the population humanely, through spaying and neutering.

    New York Residents: Ask your State Senator to support community cats!
    Time is running out before the Senate adjourns for the summer. Respectfully contact your State Senator today!

    Not in New York? Learn how to build Trap-Neuter-Return capacity in your community.

  4. Yonkers, NY Residents: Tell Your City Council Member to Support TNR Funding

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    In light of the recent tragedy in which at least 25 cats were brutally killed, placed into plastic bags, and hung from a tree in a Yonkers community, Mayor Mike Spano has proposed allocating $15,000 toward implementing Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR).

    Residents of Yonkers, your City Council needs to hear from you in order to pass Mayor Spano’s TNR fund proposal.

    Trap-Neuter-Return is the humane approach to feral cats. Through TNR cats are trapped, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, eartipped and returned to their outdoor home.

    Yonkers, NY Residents: Take Action!
    Not in Yonkers, NY? Learn how to change your community to protect and improve the lives of cats.

  5. Good news on SB 648!

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    We have good news to share about SB 648, the dangerous bill we alerted you to earlier this week. Thanks to your efforts, the House Sponsor of this legislation has decided to stop the bill and rework it over the summer.

    Alley Cat Allies was very concerned about SB 648 because it would have required that nonprofit shelters transfer stray animals to pounds, even if the shelter would be able to achieve positive outcomes for them. The bill would have put more strain on county facilities, likely increasing the number of animals killed. We were also concerned about the bill interfering with Trap-Neuter-Return programs.

    Thank you to everyone who took action to oppose this bill! Alley Cat Allies will stay engaged on this issue and keep you informed of any developments.

  6. New York Residents: Support Legislation to Expand TNR!

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    Some good news could be on the horizon for community cats in New York. A pair of bills, AB 9487 and SB 7290, would expand the reach of the state spay/neuter fund to include Trap-Neuter-Return efforts.

    Community cats have a critical need for spay and neuter services, but currently, New York’s spay/neuter fund is not authorized to support TNR projects. Studies show that only a small percentage of feral cats are sterilized compared to pet cats, so expanding the reach of the spay/neuter fund will allow it to have a greater impact without increasing cost.

    When impounded in shelters, community cats are nearly always killed. These bills would save the lives of cats by controlling the population humanely, through neutering.

    New York Residents: Take Action!
    Not in New York? Learn how to build Trap-Neuter-Return capacity in your community.

  7. Illinois Residents: Take Action to Save Cats in Shelters

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    A destructive bill has passed the Illinois Senate and moved on to the House of Representatives. SB 648 would endanger cats’ lives by mandating that nonprofit shelters transfer stray cats to pounds, even if the shelter would be able to achieve positive outcomes for the cats.

    Requiring private animal shelters and rescue groups to turn animals over to county pounds would dramatically increase the numbers of cats entering county facilities, putting more strain on existing resources, and likely increasing the number of animals killed. Pounds would not even have to attempt to save the cats’ lives.

    We are also concerned about what effect SB 648 would have on shelters engaging in Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) programs. We are certain this bill is inhumane and wasteful, spending taxpayer dollars to kill more animals in county facilities. Please take a moment to contact your Representative and respectfully ask him or her to oppose SB 648.

    Illinois Residents: Take Action!
    Not in Illinois? Learn how to change your community to protect and improve the lives of cats.

  8. Cat Advocates to Hold Memorial for Yonkers Cats

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    It’s hard to believe it’s been over two weeks since the Yonkers, New York Cats were found, at least 25 of them, some in bags hanging from a tree. It’s an image that will never be forgotten.

    As the investigation continues, a memorial is being held for the cats—providing an opportunity for advocates and community members to show their respects and mourn the cats. At the memorial this Saturday, May 10, Alley Cat Allies will provide white flowers to participants to hold and place at the site where the cats were found as a symbol of the cats’ innocence.

    You can participate in the memorial online by sharing this white flower to pay tribute to the Yonkers Cats:

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  9. Cat Advocates to Hold Memorial for Yonkers Cats

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    It’s hard to believe it’s been over two weeks since the Yonkers, New York Cats were found, at least 25 of them, some in bags hanging from a tree. It’s an image that will never be forgotten.

    As the investigation continues, a memorial is being held for the cats—providing an opportunity for advocates and community members to show their respects and mourn the cats. At the memorial this Saturday, May 10, Alley Cat Allies will provide white flowers to participants to hold and place at the site where the cats were found as a symbol of the cats’ innocence.

    You can participate in the memorial online by sharing this white flower to pay tribute to the Yonkers Cats:

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  10. Sign the Petition: Stand Against Animal Cruelty!

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    ShareGraphic_BIG_YonkersPetitionNo matter where cats live—indoors or outdoors—they are valued. Animal abuse cannot be tolerated.

    Stand with us against animal cruelty! Sign the petition demanding every instance of animal cruelty be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

    Every life matters. That’s why we treat every case with the same seriousness:

    • In Yonkers, NY where at least 25 cats were killed and hung from a tree, we’ve offered an award for information that leads to an arrest.
    • In Lakeland, Florida we’ve offered a reward to help find the person or persons behind a series of vile mutilations.
    • In South Bend, Indiana, we’re fully engaged in a case where 21 cats and other animals were found dead and stacked in an alley.
    • And we’re pursuing justice for Larry, a two-year-old pet intentionally shot and killed in January by a Nebraska police officer who is still on duty after receiving only a written reprimand.

    If we don’t stand for these cats and kittens, no one will. Please join us in taking a stand. Not just for these cats, but for all cats.

    TAKE ACTION: Sign the petition!