Debunked: The Evil of Community Cats & TNR

By Team FAN —

Sensationalized statistics are often misrepresented, skewed and taken out of context in order to push anti-cat, agendas. Using flawed studies and poorly collected data in this way —against community (or feral) cat trap-neuter-return (TNR) efforts— is both irresponsible and unethical.

Most of the time, cat rescue groups are busy with their “boots on the ground” saving cats and then, in their “spare” time, raising money to support this life-saving work. Feral Affairs Network (FAN), though, has a vested interested in educating the general public, cat-loving or not, about such heavy topics as humanely impacting cat overpopulation.

Through FAN’s work, much-needed relief is provided to overcrowded municipal animal shelters (as well as easing taxpayer burdens!). The ultimate goal is to have a positive impact —over time— on cat homelessness and overpopulation.

Alley Cat Rescue has created thoughtful and educational responses, laying out the numerous benefits of TNR and dispelling the myths.

Please read this important information from Alley Cat Rescue: Debunking the Myths and Misinformation: Cat Predation


Founded in 1997, Alley Cat Rescue is an organization that works to protect cats through rescue, rehabilitation and adoption locally in the states of California, Maryland, Virginia, and the Washington, D.C., area using trap-neuter-return (TNR) for outdoor feral cats, as well as providing national and international resources for community cat caretakers. Website:

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