ON JULY 11, 2017, HENDRICKS COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY WILL HOLD A TOWN HALL
MEETING TO INFORM THE COMMUNITY ON MANAGEMENT OF FERAL CATS. THIS
MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 7:00 P.M. AT THE AVON AMERICAN LEGION, 4812 E.
MAIN STREET, AVON, INDIANA.
“Feral cats are the same species as domesticated cats, but they live
outdoors and haven’t been socialized to people,” said Carol
Battistini, HCHS Board President. “Neutering feral cats is essential
to a program called Trap‐
Neuter‐Return, which ends the breeding cycle and makes feral cats
better neighbors. Updating long-standing ordinances to more humane
treatment of feral cats will also ease community concerns.”
Michael Delp, Johnson County Animal Control Director, and Tammy
Sollenberger, Low Cost Spay Neuter Clinic Executive Director, will share
their experiences with Trap-Neuter-Return reducing the population and
unwanted behaviors of free roaming cats in nearby counties. Examples of
nearby counties updated animal treatment ordinances will be presented.
Hundreds of local governments nationwide now have ordinances endorsing
Trap-Neuter-Return, which is rapidly becoming the predominant approach
to feral cats. But most pounds and shelters are forced to kill virtually
100 percent of feral cats. “Hendricks County Humane Society is
working with advocates to change our ordinances. We have met with
Hendricks County Animal Control for their guidance and will continue to
work with them to recommend more humane ordinances to our County
Commissioners”, said Battistini.
“Please come out and show support for updated animal treatment
ordinances,” Battistini said. “Learn about feral cat management and
how you can help.”