New Jersey

NJ: Senator Sarlo's constituents, take action for cats

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Ask Senator Sarlo to help the Compassion for Community Cats Law advance

Community cats - free-roaming cats who live outdoors and are cared for by local residents - face dangerous outcomes when they are taken to New Jersey shelters, with too many of them being needlessly killed.

A big part of the problem is the lack of funding for trap-neuter-return (TNR) programs, (also known as trap-neuter-vaccinate-return, or TNVR). With your help, this won't be the case any longer.

TNR is a veterinarian-approved, animal-friendly, cost-effective, and common-sense method for keeping community cats safe and healthy. It's also the only way to effectively reduce their numbers over time.

That's why it's so important for the legislature to pass S. 1034, the Compassion for Community Cats Law. This bipartisan bill recently received unanimous support in the Environment and Energy Committee and is now ready to go to the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, where the committee chair is your elected state senator, Paul Sarlo. He alone has the power to move this bill forward.

Please ask Chair Sarlo to post S. 1034 on the committee docket so this lifesaving legislation can take one more step towards becoming law. Let him know that the bill will create a reliable source to fund municipal TNR programs, which will save countless lives throughout your district and the state.

TAKE ACTION: Tell Chair Sarlo that you strongly support the Compassion for Community Cats Law. Send a message asking him to post S. 1034 on the upcoming committee docket.

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