The Los Angeles government has recently been in the process of re-evaluating their use of TNR on community cats due to opposition from bird advocacy groups. The groups falsely state that TNR is ineffective but LA city shelters show that TNR is decreasing the percentage of cats that are euthanized. The opposition groups want the community cats to simply be killed. Not only is this approach inhumane, but it will lead to more community cats entering the area, not less.
The fight to protect community cats reached an important development when a local judge ruled that the City of Los Angeles is suspended from supporting and promoting TNR pending an Environmental Impact Report. Public comments are currently being accepted. Unfortunately, the opposition groups are resourceful and powerful. That is why we need you to comment in support of TNR. If you do not live in LA tell all your friends and family in LA to submit a comment.
Comments are due by October 30, 2017 and can be sent to Dr. Jan Green Rebstock at Jan.Green.Rebstock@lacity.org (make sure to mention “Cat Program” in the subject line) or by mail to:
Dr. Jan Green Rebstock
City of Los Angeles, Public Works Bureau of Engineering, EMG
1149 S. Broadway, 6th Floor, MS 939
Los Angeles, CA 90015
If you need help developing a public comment feel free to look at our website for information on TNR and community cats or reach out to our organization directly.
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