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Review for Animal Defense League of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  


Stray cats ! Community cats ! Feral cats ! Whatever you call them - We see them everywhere. What do you do ?

You can't take them home but you want to help. The most successful method of reducing the number of stray, community, feral cats is TNR. Trap, Neuter, Return !

Trap the cat, neuter the cat, and then return the cat to where it lived - to its area called a "colony".

But how do you do it and where do you go for help. One of the most successful programs of the Animal Defense League of Arizona (ADLA) is running the Spay-Neuter Hotline and the TNR program.

Since 2009, ADLA has facilitated the TNR of 100,00 cats. They supply the training, assist in trapping, provide humane traps, referrals to veterinarians, assistance in maintaining a colony and all sorts of information on saving cats.

ADLA also provides assistance and info on all manner of questions and referrals for spaying and neutering of pet cats.

They do this with only 5 staff members and hundreds of volunteers who are committed to reducing the number of community cats and protecting all animals in Arizona.

They do this with 90 cents out of every dollar raised going to program services and 65 cents of those expenses going to spay-neuter surgery costs.

Other programs work to raise citizen awareness of animal programs and concerns within the state.

I have worked in Maricopa County government for the last 21 years. My last 15 years was with Maricopa County Animal Care and Control. That experience provided me with the insight to see the things that could be done to improve the lives of animals in Arizona.

After I retired, I decided that ADLA was the organization that could make a lasting impact in improving and saving the lives of animals in Arizona. I am honored to serve on its Board of Directors as its newest member.

Nancy Harris
Scottsdale, Arizona

Role:  Board Member