GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Greenville City Council members voted unanimously to amend a local ordinance that deals with the city’s trap, neuter and release (TNR) program.
Rather than require all cats be tested, the council approved a motion to allow veterinarians to use their discretion to determine which cats may or may not be sick. Animal control had recommended all cats be tested.
It was a small win for cat advocates.
“If we have to spend money to test every single cat, that means we can sterilize fewer cats, and that’s not good,” said Marian Blackburn.
However, Blackburn also wanted the council to remove the ban on feeding cats in the city. She said the TNR program can’t work properly because the system is too complicated as is.