Fact Sheet| Cats and the Law

How to Find Laws that Relate to CatsIf you are involved with feral cats, Trap-Neuter-Return, colony care, or advocating on behalf of cats, knowing your local laws about cats—as well as your state anti-cruelty laws—is valuable. There may be local laws that directly, or indirectly, effect Trap-Neuter-Return programs and other work you are doing. Additionally, anti-cruelty laws exist in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and apply to all cats—companion, abandoned, lost, and feral.