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AK: Improve lives of community cats in our state.

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Alaska’s Board of Game is considering rule changes that will positively impact cats and the people who care for them. Proposed rule 62, which will be up for approval this November, would allow for trap-neuter-vaccinate-return (TNVR) programs in Alaska. Current state rules and regulations severely hamper any lifesaving efforts focused on community cats, so this rule change would be a huge victory for these cats and their caregivers.  

Alaska’s taxpayers deserve TNVR programs because they are animal-friendly, cost-effective, and reduce the burden and bureaucracy placed on the state’s animal shelters. The simple truth is that current methods of animal control relative to community cats are expensive, ineffective and oftentimes inhumane. The proposed rule changes would be better for the cats, for public health and for the wildlife we all want to protect.

Politics is not a spectator sport, so please take action today! There are two ways you can help:

1. Send an email directly to your Board of Game members, listed below.

2. Submit written comments prior to October 27 to the Alaska Board of Game at  http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=process.comments.  

Thanks! Together, we will Save Them All.

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  • Executive Director Kristy Tibbles

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Dear [Decision Maker],

As a resident of Alaska, I am heartened to hear that our Board of Game is considering changes to regulations that would benefit outdoor cats. Allowing trap-neuter-vaccinate-return (TNVR) programs in Alaska is a long-overdue solution to managing our outdoor stray cat population.



I urge you and your colleagues to approve proposed changes to rule 62, which would remove "sterilized feral cats" from the list of species prohibited from "release into the wild."

Thank you for your consideration in this important matter.