Connecticut Animal Welfare Groups Passionately Protect Animals

 

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In recent years, a number of other low-cost spay and neuter services (for both cats and dogs) have sprung up in Connecticut, but TEAM remains the only mobile clinic. The organization recently received a grant for its TEAM Incentive Program (TIP), which supports the HSUS- and FoA-approved practice of TNR in dealing with feral cats. Historically, communities around the world have tried to kill off feral colonies by poisoning them, shooting them or bringing them en masse to shelters, where they often wind up being euthanized in large numbers—even though, at the same time, these cats get a lot of support from the humans they live near in the form of food and medical care (ferals rarely become tame enough to be socialized or “adoptable”). The animal-rights perspective maintains that the more humane approach is simple population control. In the TIP program, anyone who traps a feral cat—using a humane trap available from TEAM—and pays the $80 fee to have the animal altered is eligible for a $25 rebate, as long as the cat is rereleased to its colony. “Just before John died, we also developed an oral contraceptive for feral cats,” says Sicuranza. “It’s a fabulous product that you mix into their food once a week; we had many clients nationwide using it. We’re trying now to meet FDA compliance guidelines.”
 

Connecticut Animal Welfare Groups Passionately Protect Animals

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