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.