LETTER: Humanely help cats through spay-neuter practices

In support of Oct. 16 as National Feral Cat Day, practice TNR (trap, neuter, return) to reduce feral cat populations.

National Feral Cat Day on Oct. 16 is a day to celebrate saving cats’ lives through trap, neuter, return (TNR).

Fixing one cat will improve that cat’s life and also save countless cats from being born homeless and unwanted and will save more lives of abandoned, discarded cats at shelters hoping to find a home.

With the number of feral, stray cats stabilized and reducing in numbers ( TNR equals no more kittens born ), shelter cats will have an increased chance of adoption.

TNR is the only humane, effective solution to solving the problem of homeless cats reproducing and increasing in number.

Ignoring the problem won’t make it go away or help the cats.

Using the archaic, cruel method of trap-and-kill is awful for everyone involved, most of all the cats.

Taking a trapped feral cat to the shelter is almost always a death sentence (even a friendly, tame cat can act feral when trapped ).

It’s a waste of taxpayer money to kill “feral” cats when kind, caring volunteers and vets can spay-neuter the cats at no taxpayer expense.

Thank you so much to all who donate their time and money to help the cats.

Have compassion for the feral and stray community cats that are homeless due to no fault of their own.

Support TNR and cat spay-neuter programs to help all cats have a better life.

We have wonderful rescue groups and shelters locally offering spay-neuter assistance.

Please support them, and please spay-neuter all your cats.

It’s the most important thing you can do to help save them.

Linda Dennis,