Did you know that Los Angeles does not have a humane cat plan? I, for one, would think that a city that has all that sunshine would have a sunnier disposition towards feral kitties. Alas, such is not the case. In fact, they have a city-wide ban on even discussing the matter. Instead, they euthanize any feral cats that come into city shelters instead of participating in TNR projects, even if the cats are ear-tipped and fixed.
Kitty Bungalow, one of the coolest rescues I know, is trying to put a stop to this. Shawn Simons, headmistress at the rescue, has put together a petition to try to move forward the plan to lift the injunction on TNR in order to save thousands of kitties every year.
I asked Shawn for comment. Here’s what she had to say:
“The biggest obstacle facing Los Angeles in becoming a No Kill City is feral cats and the city’s current inability to work with organizations to put a humane plan in place. Of the 6400 cats that were killed in LA’s shelters this last year, 74% were kittens. For the most part, kittens are just another name for offspring of feral cats. Currently, feral cats going into the shelter, even ones that are ear-tipped and fixed, are soon killed as the city is not allowed to participate in TNR. Meanwhile, cities across the country that are working with their local rescues on Shelter Neuter Release programs are hitting no-kill at a rapid pace. Overturning the injunction and putting a humane cat plan in Los Angeles will swing open doors to cities across the country.”
To SIGN THE PETITION, Click here. It only takes a minute and will help Kitty Bungalow get the power they need to save lives! We have until February 23rd to get all the signatures needed.
To learn more about KB’s LA Cat Plan, click here. They offer tweets and other social media sharing options to make it easy for you to help get the word out.
Photos and video provided by KB as part of their #LACATPLAN campaign.