Starting tomorrow, we are going to take a break from fancy cat furniture and adorable handmade goodies for one week. Instead, we will feature a series of posts focusing on TNR, or Trap-Neuter-Return, which is an approach for humanely reducing the population of feral, or unowned, cats. Not all cats are as lucky as yours and mine, and as cat lovers, we all need to be aware of this growing crisis.
I have enlisted the help of Peter J. Wolf, who is a true cat advocate (despite his last name). Together, Peter and I will present an overview of TNR — including a brief history of the practice, show you who’s doing it and where, offer resources for people interested in becoming involved, and discuss some of the controversy surrounding TNR.
Featured posts will include:
- Q&A with Cat City Documentary Writer/Director Justine Pimlott
- A Brief History of TNR: Q&A with Ellen Perry Berkeley
- TNR on College/University Campuses
- Q&A with Becky Robinson, President and Co-founder of Alley Cat Allies
We hope you find this special theme week informative and enlightening. We welcome comments throughout the week and hope that this discussion will lead to increased awareness of this important issue.
We will also be featuring the stunning photography of Troy Snow, who has a remarkable ability to capture images of our feral friends in their surroundings. Thank you to Troy for these moving images.