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According to Alley Cat Allies

"Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), the humane approach to addressing community cat populations, works. It saves cats’ lives and is effective. TNR improves the lives of cats, addresses community concerns, reduces complaints about cats, and stops the breeding cycle. TNR improves the co-existence between outdoor cats and humans in our shared environment. This is why so many cities are adopting it.

Scientific studies and communities with TNR programs are proof that TNR reduces and stabilizes populations of community cats. Alley Cat Allies was formed in 1990 to bring TNR—which was already successful in the UK—to the U.S. We launched a national movement with our educational materials, regional workshops, mobilization of advocates, and re-writing of laws."

Without this effort to spay/neuter community cats, this video gives a good illustration of the over-population and its effect on the environment and cats.

Although Sunshine's Friends does not directly contract to perform trap, neuter and return services, we do go out with our TNR partners to support their efforts in locating, identifying adoptable cats, intake of pregnant cats along with spaying of the mothers after she weans her kittens, placing the kittens up for adoption via either our own Adoption open houses or through our partner PetSmart Store programs. We also help trained TNR technicians through population studies of feral cat colonies and identifying potential areas of the areas of Ann Arundel, Baltimore and Howard Counties where feral colonies might be located. 

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Sunshine's Friends participates in TN in the Baltimore area. 

 

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Working With Alley Cat Allies

Alley Cat Allies is a network of specialists in feral cat behavior as well as the process of trapping, neutering and returning cats to their wild communities. Each year they hold a special day of awareness of the problems of maintaining healthy feral cat colonies and the importance of TNR to ensure that these wild creatures can continue to thrive but not overpopulate their environments. October 16, 2018 is Global Cat Day. Please sign the pledge to participate in your community's Global Cat Day through your donations, attendance at community awareness activities and lobbying efforts in support of TNR.

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