Newsday Tuesday – New Strategy for Unwanted Cats—Let Them Go

Many cities throughout the US have adopted a new program called SNR (Shelter, Neuter, Release). Instead of keeping stray and surrendered cats in shelters or euthanizing them, agencies in CA, MI, CO, FL and other states are returning them to the “streets.” In most cases, to their original habitat, if they had one. But this program, like so many involving animals, is controversial.

In San Diego, the Humane Society has released over 2,000 cats over the last two years. For some this seems like a step backward in the work so many have done over decades to remove cats from the streets.

Here’s one article covering the pros and cons of this relatively new practice. What do you think, are we making progress with this program or not?

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