Alley Cat Allies staff recently visited Franklin, Indiana to present a series of workshops and catch up with our Future Five: Shelter Partners to Save Cats’ Lives shelters, the Humane Society of Johnson County and Johnson County Animal Control.
On March 11, we presented a public Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) workshop and had a great discussion afterward with the attendees. Then on March 12, we visited with the Humane Society of Johnson County and discussed putting policies in place that they can follow to protect the lives of cats, using examples from other shelters that have successful TNR programs. That night, our “Train the Trainer” workshop drew an audience representing five surrounding counties—great news for the future of TNR workshops in Indiana!
Finally, on March 13, we hosted a shelter staff workshop and gave local animal control officers, dispatchers, and other shelter staff the tools they need to understand and implement TNR. One animal control officer said after the workshop, “Honestly, before I was against it, but now I’m for it.” That’s proof positive that spreading awareness can create change in your community!