PEARLAND, Texas – Dec. 5, 2022 – Alley Cat Allies, the global leader in the protection of cats and kittens, is strongly urging city leaders in Pearland, Texas, to approve a humane, nonlethal Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) plan for the city’s community cats, who are unowned and live outdoors. TNR is proven to benefit cats, people and the communities in which they live in Texas and around the world.

“The choice for Pearland could not be clearer. TNR is popular with the public and benefits municipalities in multiple ways,” said Alice Burton, director of programs for Alley Cat Allies. “Communities across the country have learned that their residents will not stand for policies that seek to harm or even kill cats for simply living out their lives in their outdoor homes. TNR is the only path forward.”

Through TNR, cats are humanely trapped, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, eartipped for identification and returned to their outdoor homes. TNR ends the breeding cycle, meaning no new kittens are born outdoors, while improving the lives of community cats and their relationships with the people who live near them.

If there are concerns about rabies, TNR is often the number one provider of rabies vaccinations for cats in a community, which the Centers for Disease Control says is a critical strategy in slowing the spread of the virus. A robust TNR program not only protects the cats’ health, but public health as well.

TNR is evidence-based, sound public policy. It effectively and humanely addresses the community cat population, can reduce shelter intake and killing, and reduces calls to animal shelters, saving taxpayer money.


About Alley Cat Allies

Alley Cat Allies is the leader of the global movement to protect and improve the lives of cats and kittens. Now in our 33rd anniversary year, we are joined by nearly 1 million supporters worldwide.

Alley Cat Allies believes every cat deserves to live out his or her life to the fullest. We exposed an entrenched system in which animal control agencies and shelters have been killing millions of cats for over a century. Today, the programs we introduced in the United States are mainstream.

To achieve our goals, we collaborate with grassroots advocates, animal shelters, municipal managers, and lawmakers to replace deadly laws and policies with ones that protect cats.? We defend all cats by offering cutting edge education online, in person, and through one-on-one dialogue. We advance lifesaving innovations such as Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and Shelter-Neuter-Return (SNR), high-quality, high-volume spay and neuter, microchipping, anti-declawing legislation, and any program that best serves the interests of cats.

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