Community Cats Information

Midwest Ordinances

Resources Materials

  • Ohio House Bill 67 established the Ohio Veterinary Student Debt Assistance Program. It is the first legislation of its kind in the country, rechanneling unused veterinary license fee revenue back towards veterinarians to help address the growing veterinary student debt burden. The application portal is now open here (Be sure to scroll down to the charitable loans section on the page).
  • Community Cat Virtual Summit 10/9/2021, hosted by OAA and Together Initiative, will provide community cat managers and advocates the opportunity to network; gain information on resources for TNR, medical care, shelters and food; learn how to address community conflicts and how to help municipalities adopt partner-oriented community cat policies. You can view the workshop here.
  • Community Cats: A Guide for Busy Ohio Municipal Leaders, produced by OAA and Together Initiative, this guide is an excellent resource for advocates to use when working with local policymakers to pass ordinances on community cat management, feeding, and trap/neuter/return.
  • OAA Resource Directory: searchable tool to find places where to get free pet food (many animal shelters can also provide limited food); low-cost pet sterilization services, and report animal abuse (when in doubt, call your local law enforcement or humane officer). For OAA Resource Directory information, please see CAT Resource Factsheet.
  • Kitten season is here, and ASPCA has a great interactive tool to use when you find kittens outside to determine the best path of action.
  • Feline Fix by Five Campaign emphasizes the need for spay/neutering kittens by 5 months and provides resources to get the job down.
  • Trapping community cats for TNR: purchase live traps here or borrow from local shelter.

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