CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Sept. 25, 2018 – Alley Cat Allies, the global engine of change for cats, will promote Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return (TNVR) and other humane and non-lethal programs that save cats lives at the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina on Sept. 27-30, 2018. TNVR has become widely accepted as the mainstream approach for managing community cat populations.

“Veterinarians are critical partners to the success of TNVR programs, and we look forward to conversations with them about how they can get involved to save more cats’ lives,” said Becky Robinson, president and founder of Alley Cat Allies.

Alley Cat Allies will be handing out helpful resources and other materials. A variety of TNVR educational items will be available for conference attendees. Alley Cat Allies will be conducting a survey of attendees to better understand the landscape for TNVR and lifesaving programs within the veterinary profession. For completing this survey, attendees may take home branded scrub caps and tote bags for veterinary professionals.

Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return is the process in which cats are humanely trapped, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, eartipped (the universal sign that indicates a cat has been through TNVR), and returned to their outdoor homes. It is the only humane and effective approach for managing community cat populations. As sound public policy, it reduces shelter intake, “euthanasia,” and calls to animal services, which saves taxpayer dollars in the process. Thousands of towns and cities conduct TNVR programs, and more than 650 have adopted official TNVR policies and ordinances.

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About Alley Cat Allies

Alley Cat Allies, headquartered in Bethesda, Md., is the global engine of change for cats. We protect and improve cats’ lives 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, Google+ and YouTube.