Great news for the cats of Dunbar, West Virginia! This month local officials passed a positive Trap-Neuter-Return ordinance, effective immediately. This is the first Trap-Neuter-Return ordinance in Kanawha County and a milestone in the progress that the county has made in the last year.

The Trap-Neuter-Return ordinance will protect and improve the lives of community cats in Dunbar. Cats that are trapped will be taken to Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association (KCHA) where they will be spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and eartipped before being returned to their outdoor home.

KCHA is part of Alley Cat Allies’ Future Five: Shelter Partners to Save Cats’ Lives program. Alley Cat Allies has been closely involved in promoting humane approaches to community cats in Kanawha County and provided guidance on the ordinance’s language. Three cheers for the community for embracing Trap-Neuter-Return!

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