Fined for feeding: ‘They live in the yard. I consider them mine so I’ll plead not guilty’

A Palmerton, Pennsylvania resident who has been feeding two male cats who live in her yard will be going to court for an ordinance violation. “Sandy” has cared for the neutered cats not knowing she was in violation of Palmerton … please continue reading

Newly amended TNR ordinance will require careful monitoring of feral cats by colony caregivers

A newly amended ordinance benefiting feral cats was introduced Tuesday by the Kilgore, Texas City Council. It will require careful monitoring of feral cats by colony caregivers. The TNR program will allow Animal Control Officer Bobby Jumper to released vaccinated … please continue reading

Proposed NJ bill would give animals legal representation in court on abuse cases

A proposed New Jersey bill would give animals legal representation in court on abuse cases. Assemblywoman Annette Quijano is behind the bill aimed at having law students and attorneys who could volunteer to represent the pets pro bono. The legal … please continue reading

Knoxville City Council decided to authorise a trap, neuter, vaccination, return program

Janet Testerman

Councils across America sometimes struggle with the decision to authorise TNR programs or go with trapping and euthanising. Knoxville City Council has just gone through that process and they passed 7-2, on first reading, an ordinance which puts their seal … please continue reading

Wichita City Council delays ordinance allowing residents to keep feral cat colonies in their yards

The proposal in Wichita, Kansas allowing residents to keep feral cat colonies in their yards has been delayed until December or January pending some changes, the San Francisco Gate reported November 29. The Wichita City Council advisory board says the … please continue reading