We’re happy to announce that yesterday afternoon the Prince George’s County Council adopted a bill introduced by Council Member Mary Lehman to protect eartipped cats. The bill passed overwhelmingly by a vote of 7 to 1.

Under this new lifesaving law, if eartipped cats in Trap-Neuter-Return programs are trapped by animal control, most will be immediately returned to their home outdoorsnot impounded or killed in shelters. Any eartipped cat entering the Prince George’s County shelter will have the opportunity to be rescued by a local TNR organization.

Thanks to Council Member Lehman for sponsoring this bill, to other Councilmembers for endorsing the legislation, and everyone who took action to protect the cats of Prince George’s County.