Salem City Council- TNR Endorsement Considered on Sept. 14

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Marion Polk Community Cat program (colored) small 120414The Salem City Council, led by Councilor Chuck Bennett (Ward 1), will consider issuing a letter of support from the city to endorse the Marion Polk Community Cat Program’s Trap Neuter Return program, and encourage community participation in the effort.
Community members are encouraged to attend the September 14th City Council meeting in support of the TNR endorsement.  The letter is listed as the last agenda item of the meeting (10.2- Councilor’s Items).
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The Marion Polk Community Cat Program is a cooperative effort among five animal welfare organizations to more effectively and efficiently address the problems of feral cats in the region.  The Program has partnered with the Willamette Humane Society on a two-year, Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) grant from PetSmart Charities.  The Council recently received a presentation on how the grant program will reduce the number of free-roaming cats in the community and lower intake and euthanasia at local shelters.  The grant will provide more than $116,000 to spay/neuter and vaccinate 1,800 cats in Salem zip code 97301.
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