LETTER: To the editor:
We have some good news to share. Last week, the New York General Assembly passed AB 9487 to allow the state spay/neuter fund to include Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) efforts. Now the bill must pass the senate before it becomes a law.
Please ask your state senator to support community cats.
Outdoor cats have a critical need for spay and neuter services, but currently, New York’s spay/neuter fund is not authorized to support TNR projects. Studies show that only a small percentage of community cats are sterilized compared to pet cats, so expanding the reach of the spay/neuter fund will increase its impact without increasing cost.
Time is running out before the senate adjourns for the summer. Respectfully contact your state senator today.
When community cats are impounded in shelters, they are almost always killed. This bill would save cats’ lives. Please voice your support today.
PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER
ALLEY CAT ALLIES