TNR works, please help support it.
If you need advice and live south of East Bay Drive in Pinellas County, call Sue at 727-504-2343.
After years of Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) making a significant difference in reducing the number of cats and kittens euthanized in Hillsborough County (reduced from 18,213 cats euthanized in 2005 to 9,222 cats euthanized in 2011), we are in serious danger of witnessing TNR being outlawed in Hillsborough County. This movement is due to the fanatical behavior of a few vets, who appear to be motivated by financial interests. There is no other basis for their attack on TNR up until now.
We are asking that you visit the website St Francis Rescue or Tampa Cat Crusaders and link to the on-line petition to keep TNR legal. If you can follow the other steps, like using the template, to email the Hillsborough County Commissioners, that is even better. Liking the Facebook page devoted to Saving TNR and spreading the word will help immensely also.
As many of you know, TNR has been actively effective in the Hillsborough community for years. The two main low cost spay/neuter clinics, Animal Coalition of Tampa (ACT) and Humane Society of Tampa Bay, have TNR'd an estimated 30,000 cats since 2006. To outlaw TNR so cats and kittens continue to multiply at alarming rates, and instead taking cats and kittens to Hillsborough County Animal Services to be euthanized the only solution available to the public, is not just completely senseless, but needless-to-say, cruel and inhumane.
PLEASE DO SOMETHING TO BE PART OF THE SOLUTION.