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The first comprehensive look at Trap-Neuter-Return policies across the United States, this report is proof that policies and ordinances are catching up with the core values of the United States. Local governments are moving toward TNR because it is the effective, humane approach to feral cats.

“Local governments are moving toward TNR because it works,” said Becky Robinson, president and co-founder of Alley Cat Allies, which spearheaded the TNR movement in the United States more than two decades ago. “For nearly 100 years the default system has been to catch and kill outdoor cats—an approach that is not only cruel but also highly ineffective, because when one set of cats is removed from a colony others move in. TNR is the only humane and effective method proven to stabilize and reduce cat populations.”