According to The Washington Post, “sterilization services are funded through
“There's a pretty amazing network of interested and compassionate and concerned citizens who really want to try and solve the issue of outdoor cats," Hankins said. "We're trying to work with neighborhoods and communities and individuals so that the cats can remain where they are and the residents can peacefully coexist with them."
The Post also cites “the results of a long-term study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Association in 2003 [which] found a 66 percent population decrease in a managed cat colony on the campus of the
Thanks to studies like these and to biologists who explain why eradication attempts are not the solution to cat homelessness, more and more county shelters are adopting TNR programs and discontinuing the practice of trap and kill. Whether or not individuals “like” cats, the American public does not want them to be killed; they want cats to be cared for in a humane non-lethal manner. And as more and more county-run shelters get on board with TNR, it will make it a lot easier for feral cat rescues already practicing TNR to save even more cats. It makes more sense for these two groups to work together rather than against each other…slowly cat homelessness will be reduced.