Highlights & updates in the TNR field
July 1, 2015
(6.29.15, Albany, NY) This week the Senate passed S. 1081, a bill that would allow up to 20% of the state's Animal Population Control Program funds to be granted to organizations engaging in Trap-Neuter-Return. Governor Andrew Cuomo is now considering whether to sign the measure into law. Full story.
(6.28.15, Schaumburg, IL) Recently the Austin County District Attorney's Office decided not to press charges against Kristin Lindsey, the veterinarian who killed a cat with a bow and arrow then bragged about it on Facebook. Now the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is calling the DA's application of AVMA's euthanasia guidelines, which factored into the decision, "seriously flawed". Both the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners and AVMA's Judicial Council are considering independent disciplinary actions. Full story.
(6.26.16, Los Angeles, CA) In an urban twist on putting cats in barns to control rodents, Voice for the Animals places unsocialized kitties in city locales including police stations, flower markets and schools. Since its founding in 1999 the Working Cats Program has saved about 500 of LA's street cats. Full story.