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Study: Sterilization Is Best for Controlling Feral Cats

“Sadly, many communities still opt to do nothing to control populations of community cats or use outdated, ineffective methods — such as sporadic trapping and removal,” says one of the study’s coauthors. “This research confirms high-intensity TNR is the most effective, humane way to stabilize a population of community cats and, over time, reduce them.”

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AVMA Sends Veterinarians to Capitol to Discuss Legislation with Lawmakers

The AVMA brought more than 170 veterinarians to the Capitol to meet with lawmakers and discuss two pieces of legislation: the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program, which aims to close the gap of veterinary care in rural areas; and the Association Health Plans Act of 2019, which would help expand the AVMA-sponsored association health program.

New York bans cat declawing

New York Is First State To Ban Cat Declawing

“Declawing is a cruel and painful procedure that can create physical and behavioral problems for helpless animals, and today it stops,” said New York Governor Cuomo. “By banning this archaic practice, we will ensure that animals are no longer subjected to these inhumane and unnecessary procedures.” Proponents of the law disagree.