Illinois Considers a Bill to Support Counties’ Right to Save Cats

An Illinois bill would give counties the option to fund lifesaving programs for cats. The Senate and Agriculture Committee is considering Senate Bill 641-Amendment 1. Under this bill, if counties put their dog and cat registration fees into a county animal population control fund, they can use the money for lifesaving Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) programs. Community […]

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Big Love for Small Cats

Those of us who love the majesty of big cats often find ourselves mesmerized by footage of tigers, pumas, and lions going about their daily lives. We are fascinated by their agility, speed, instincts, and behaviors. It’s easy to see the similarities big cats share with their smaller, domestic cousins in our homes. Pound for pound, both have tremendous strength, wonder, and grace. Anyone who shares their life with a cat can agree that domestic cats carry the same independent streak that we see in big cats.

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Prohibit Cat Declawing

Published in the Exponent Telegraph (WV) on March 12, 2017. We applaud Delegate Rodney Pyles for taking the first step to prohibit veterinarians from declawing cats, which is a painful and unnecessary procedure. Too often, people who aren’t informed about declawing believe it’s a simple surgery to stop their cats from scratching, but it’s not […]

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Rhode Island Considers a Declawing Ban

Rhode Island could be one of the first states in the nation to ban the cruel practice of declawing. The state’s House Health, Education & Welfare Committee is considering HB 5160, a bill that would make declawing cats illegal. Declawing is not just a nail trim; it is a painful process that amputates the last […]

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Connecticut Considers a Bill for More Shelter Oversight

Animal shelters provide an integral service for animals and citizens. That means they should be held to the highest possible standards. A new bill in Connecticut could be a big step toward increasing shelter oversight in the state and improving the treatment of shelter animals. The Connecticut Environment Committee is considering bill H.B. 6334, which […]

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Florida Bill Could Implement Lifesaving Changes in Animal Shelters

Florida’s shelters are on the verge of big changes to protect community cats and shelter animals. Florida’s House Local, Federal & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee is considering a bill, HB 515, that would ban shelters from killing cats who are candidates for Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). Community cats are usually not adoptable, so shelters are a death sentence […]

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Cat Release Program

This Letter to the Editor was published in Capitol Gazette (Annapolis, MD) on February 19, 2017. Opponents of trap-neuter-return like Barbara Johnson (The Capital, Dec. 12) have no better options. Rounding up stray cats and killing them has been a disastrous failure. Each year millions are killed and we still face the same issues. Catch-and-kill […]

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Letter To The Editor: Cats Go Enjoy Outdoors

Published in the The Panama City News Herald on February 21, 2017. It’s perfectly normal for cats to live outside. It’s astonishing that PETA, which claims to advocate for animal rights, continues to promote misconceptions about community cats and rabies, as it did in a Feb. 9 letter, “Take care of your cats.” Rabies is […]

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Alley Cat Allies Condemns Wisconsin Cat Hunter’s Boasts

BETHESDA, MD— Alley Cat Allies, which has long held a policy of zero tolerance for cruelty to animals, is currently investigating and speaking to authorities about the case of Samuel Wood, a Wisconsin resident who boasts on his Facebook page of killing cats and other animals. “Taking pleasure in hurting another living thing is repulsive,” […]

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Virginia Bill Could Save Cats’ Lives if Changed

Update–February 15, 2017: Unfortunately, SB 801 died in the Agriculture Subcommittee on 2/13 and will not move forward. SB 801 was not perfect, but it was a step in the right direction for animal shelters in Virginia and had the potential to save many lives. We thank Senator Bill Stanley for introducing this bill, and […]

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