WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – June 25, 2019 – Alley Cat Allies, the global engine of change for cats, will host a free workshop that will explain why Trap-Neuter-Return, or TNR, is the only humane and effective method to address populations of community cats, sometimes called feral cats. The workshop is scheduled from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, at Wilkes-Barre’s THINK Center.

“TNR is the mainstream approach for community cats, so we’re excited to help the Wilkes-Barre community understand the details of how it works and why it has proven to be successful,” said Becky Robinson, president and founder of Alley Cat Allies.

The workshop, titled “Helping Cats in Your Community,” will cover important topics such as how TNR benefits cats, animal shelters, animal control officers and the community. It will also include discussion about the laws that impact cats and demonstrate how to advocate for all cats.

Molly Armus and Alice Burton will lead the workshop for Alley Cat Allies. Details of the workshop are as follows:

Date: 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Description: “Helping Cats in Your Community” workshop
Location: Wilkes-Barre’s THINK Center, 7 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 18701
Phone: 240-482-1997
Reservations: Encouraged but not required. Guests can RSVP at this link.

TNR is good public policy because it reduces shelter intake and “euthanasia” numbers and reduces calls to animal control, which saves taxpayer dollars. Scientific studies show that TNR ends the breeding cycle, meaning no new kittens are born outdoors, while improving the lives of community cats and their relationships with people who live near them. Thousands of communities conduct grassroots, volunteer-led TNR programs, and hundreds have adopted official TNR ordinances and policies.

About Alley Cat Allies

Alley Cat Allies, headquartered in Bethesda, Md., is the global engine of change for cats. We protect and improve the lives of cats through our innovative, cutting-edge programs. We are seen around the world as a champion for the humane treatment of all cats. Founded in 1990, today Alley Cat Allies has more than a half-million supporters and helps tens of thousands of individuals, communities and organizations save and improve the lives of millions of cats and kittens worldwide. Its website is www.alleycat.org, and Alley Cat Allies is on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.