TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) – Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday unveiled an initiative to help the county treat its stray cat population humanely.
The Joy Freedman Care for Cats Act would formalize the county’s existing Trap Neuter Return (TNR) pilot program to effectively control the population.
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“We know that TNR is an ethical, human, and not fatal way to lower ours districtfree range cat population “, Olszewski called. “Confirmation of the district‘s existing pilot legislative program will help us move forward to responsibly with the number of wild Cats in our communities. “
TNR includes the human Capture of Cats who live outside and have no owners. Once caught, the cat is sterilized, vaccinated, and Earplugs in a surgical center, and then back to the area where they were originally found.
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By reducing the stray population Cats In communities, TNR protects human health by helping the Cats against rabies and is supported by leading animal welfare organizations, including the ASPCA and the Human Society.
Baltimore district would participate Baltimore City, Anne Arundel district and Prince Georges district, as well as numerous jurisdictions across the country operating a TNR program.
This bill is named in memory of Joy Freedman, a founding member of the Baltimore district Advisory Commission for Animal Services and lifelong animal rights activist.
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“The Baltimore district The Animal Services Advisory Commission is deeply grateful to district Executive Olszewski and his team to the create this legislation, encode TNR in Baltimore districtSaid Deborah Stone Hess, Chair of the Animal Services Advisory Committee. “Naming the invoice to the Joy gives it a special meaning and embodies her deep love to the Animals in a new law for protection Cats on our districts streets. “