Johnson County Animal Shelter in Franklin, Ind., in partnership with the Humane Society of Johnson County, has been chosen as one of five participants in our Future Five: Shelter Partners to Save Cats’ Lives grant program. The program is designed to move animal shelters away from killing feral cats and help them adopt and expand humane programs for cats, including Trap-Neuter-Return for cats who live outdoors and are not socialized.
The Future Five program recognizes five shelters across the United States that have made a commitment to adopt humane approaches for cats. Each of the shelters chosen for the Future Five grant program will receive an award of $5,000 and expert guidance and resources from Alley Cat Allies.
Johnson County recently revised a county ordinance to support TNR practices, protecting community cats and the residents who care for them. The Johnson County Animal Shelter and the Humane Society of Johnson County will work together to educate the community about their TNR program, including how to humanely trap community cats, spay/neuter and vaccination resources and good colony care techniques.
Communities want programs that protect catsand agencies like Johnson County Animal Shelter and the Humane Society of Johnson County are listening, adjusting policies and expanding their programs that support cats.