Here's the proposed ordinance (PDF). The part that affects feral cats and caretakers is on pages 16-18. How can we improve it? What are its pitfalls? Read this letter from Nancy Peterson to Columbia's City Council. Nancy is with the Humane Society of the United States. She points out several problems with this proposed ordinance that will make TNR in Columbia much more difficult and expensive than it needs to be. We can do better!
Kathy Coble Defense Fund
As you know, SNAP is a local group that helps people who are caring for feral cats. We offer access to low-cost spays, neuters and rabies vaccinations, plus education, support and equipment for doing Trap-Neuter-Return. Now we need to help one of our caretakers, Kathy Coble, who is under fire from the city for taking care of a feral colony.
SNAP has started collecting donations to help with Kathy Coble's legal expenses. If anyone would like to donate, they can send their donation to:
SNAP-Kathy Coble Defense Fund
PO Box 10186
We also always need donations to help pay for our vet bills! We also offer advice on how to live with the cats in your neighborhood. A national group, Alley Cat Allies, publishes a great brochure, "How to Live with Cats in Your Neighborhood". If anyone would like to donate to a fund to help pay for devices such as motion detector sprinklers, we would be happy to distribute those as well.