We’re happy to report a big win for cats in Bryan, Texas! On August 4, Bryan councilmembers passed an ordinance officially recognizing the individuals and nonprofit organizations carrying out Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) for community cats. This is a huge step toward protecting cats in Bryan and an addition to the growing number of Texas communities dedicated to humane animal control policies. The TNR ordinance was made possible by the collaborative efforts of Alley Cat Allies, the Bryan councilmembers, and everyone who spoke up for cats!

Thanks to this new ordinancedrafted in part by Elizabeth Holtz, Associate Director of Law and Policy at Alley Cat AlliesBryan is a better place for community cats and the people who care about them. We are so grateful to the Bryan City Council for passing this critical legislation and want to specially thank Councilman Rafael Pena for proposing the idea.

TNR is the only effective approach to community cat populations and victories like this set a precedent for animal welfare policies everywhere. You can make the same change in your community! Check out our advocacy toolkit and webinars to learn how to advocate for cats where you live.