CA: Use your voice to save LA's cats and kittens
Urge your LA City Council member to approve the Citywide Cat Program.
UPDATE: Thank you for taking action, Los Angeles! On December 8, 2020, the LA City Council voted unanimously to approve the final environmental impact report (EIR), the biggest hurdle to implementing the long-awaited Citywide Cat Program. Read about this landmark win - and what it means for lifesaving in Los Angeles - on our blog.
Original alert details:
Nearly 10 years after the Los Angeles City Council committed to making LA a no-kill city, the effort to reach no-kill continues - and largely due to one legal barrier that prevents lifesaving progress for cats.
While the city has been able to reach a 90% save rate for dogs, cats don't fare as well due to a longstanding legal injunction preventing the City from any involvement with otherwise impactful trap-neuter-return (TNR) programs. As a result, the number of young kittens entering LA shelters is on the rise, overwhelming available resources.
The City has finally released the details of its long-awaited Citywide Cat Program, which allocates funding for the surgical sterilization of 20,000 free-roaming cats annually. More cats sterilized means fewer litters of kittens entering and overwhelming LA shelters. More cats sterilized also means fewer free-roaming cats over time.