As humane community programs for feral cats grow more prominent nationwide, we’re marking World Veterinary Day (April 26) by recognizing veterinarians for the critical role they play in the success of these programs.
Without the support of veterinarians, Trap-Neuter-Return could not have caught on so broadly across the country. Vets put the ‘N’ in TNR!
TNR works by ending the breeding cycle and stabilizing community cat populations. Today, thousands of American communities have implemented TNR, and more than 430 local governments endorse TNR as official policy, including major cities like Chicago, Baltimore, Albuquerque and Washington, D.C.
In many of these cities, animal control agencies and local animal shelters have implemented additional lifesaving programs—such as neutering before adoption and providing low-cost spay/neuter services to the community—that reduce the overall number of cats entering shelters.
These major programs would not be possible without the veterinarians and veterinary technicians who work or volunteer in spay/neuter clinics or accept feral cats into their practices. But we can still do more to enlist the support of vets nationwide, and that is why Alley Cat Allies is on a mission to increase awareness and education throughout the veterinary community.