Knoxville Passes Ordinance to Save Thousands of Cats Yearly
The Knoxville City Council voted on Tuesday, January 15, to approve a proposed trap-neuter-return ordinance for community cats. The new ordinance allows for trap-neuter-return of community cats, effectively stopping them from inundating the local animal shelter where they are most often left unadopted and instead killed.
We recently sent an action alert on this proposed ordinance and we want to take this opportunity to thank all our Tennessee supporters who signed and shared the alert to get the ordinance passed. This new policy will save the lives of thousands of community cats annually in the city of Knoxville and we are so incredibly grateful to the Knoxville City Council for doing the right thing by protecting community cats, while also working to humanely and non-lethally manage and gradually reduce their populations.