Laura Ruede

  • The utter absurdity of attempting to associate TNR programs with animal cruelty is obvious to anyone who has practiced it, or who has benefited from this practice in their community – a large and ever-growing number of people. I have seen the beneficial effects not only in my city, but more widely as well. While TNR requires cooperative effort, there are many willing to contribute in the effort to control feral cat populations humanely. There is scarcely a day when our neighborhood’s social media doesn’t light up with entreaties for help with out-of-control feral populations, and neighbors specifically ask for help with TNR. It is a service greatly in demand, and the preferred means of dealing with feral cat populations, hands down. The folks trying to derail this elegant, well-working solution need to shut up, sit down, and get educated.