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To: Leadership of Utah County and its Cities
Support Cat Programming in Utah County
Utah County deserves access to resources that can help create a healthier, happier community. We need Utah County officials to understand the community cares about its cats and wants access to opportunities and resources for community cats.
A poll conducted this year in Utah County showed that the vast majority of residents in Utah County support trap-neuter-vaccinate-return (TNVR) programs and want this implemented in Utah County.
We need you and your voice to be a part of this effort! You are a critical part of ensuring access to cat programming and resources that save cats lives and create a healthier community for all.
Why is this important?
Community cats (aka stray or free-roaming cats) risk losing their lives simply because they've made a home in the outdoors. In many cases, they are brought to local shelters where they are at risk of being killed. Many of these cats are thriving living outdoors because someone in their community cares for them.
That's where community cat programs come in. These programs use trap-neuter-return (TNR) to save cats. The process is simple: Community cats are trapped, evaluated by veterinarians, vaccinated, spayed or neutered, ear-tipped, and returned to their outdoor homes, unable to have kittens.
Lifesaving programs like these are proven to be the most cost-effective, veterinarian-approved, and animal-friendly solutions for controlling and reducing free-roaming cat populations.
Your voice is a critical part of ensuring that pets and people in Utah County have access to these resources. Become part of a driven and diverse group of people who believe that all pets and people deserve compassion, and that -- when we work together -- we can create real change for pets in need.
Have you been impacted by this issue? Send us an email to tell us about why this matters to you.
Reference the facts:
Community cats and public health: https://www.felineresearch.org/post/issue-brief-feral-cats-and-public-health
TNR and population management: https://www.felineresearch.org/post/issue-brief-what-to-do-with-feral-cats-examining-tnr
Cat health and welfare with TNR: https://www.felineresearch.org/post/issue-brief-feral-cat-health