Alley Cat Allies staff attorney Molly Armus praises Delaware’s new law to protect community cats.

Alley Cat Allies staff attorney Molly Armus praises Delaware’s new law to protect community cats.

Delaware passed a law in October that supports humane and effective community cat programs. Alley Cat Allies advocated tirelessly for this measure.

Now residents are increasingly seeking out resources for carrying out Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) and caring for community cats.

“We have seen a surge of people asking for help with colonies,” says Jane Pierantozzi, executive director of Delaware’s Faithful Friends Animal Society, a member of Alley Cat Allies’ Feral Friends NetworkTM.

We sent a letter of support to Delaware officials and mobilized residents to urge their legislators to pass the bill. It’s been called a model for the nation.

Animal shelters are now permitted to spay and neuter community cats and return them to their outdoor homes, or direct them to TNR programs, without a holding period. The law also clarifies that Delaware’s animal cruelty laws protect all cats from abuse. Alley Cat Allies is thrilled to bring humane change to Delaware.