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Urge University City to adopt TNVR.

Trap neuter vaccinate return (TNVR) is the only humane method of controlling the population of free roaming cats. Many local Missouri and southern Illinois communities have embraced TNVR in their areas; however, University City in Missouri is not yet one of those communities. Despite offers of assistance from adjacent communities, University City continues to consider the option of trapping community cats and transporting them to a local humane society to be killed.

Local advocates in University City and the surrounding communities have offered assistance through education of the general public on TNVR, along with sterilizing, trapping and returning cats to their original outdoor homes. But incoming management in charge of animal control and code enforcement has expressed interest in simply removing the cats from the landscape — this despite the fact that local groups have been practicing TNVR for years in the city. Trapping and removing community cats from the area only undermines past and future efforts on behalf of good Samaritans trying to better their community.

Community cats in University City need your help today! Politics is not a spectator sport, so please speak up by sending an email to your city council and mayor today. Urge them to collaborate with neighboring communities and embrace TNVR as the only humane method of controlling the free roaming cat population in University City. 

Thanks! Together, we will Save Them All.


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Dear [Decision Maker],

As a constituent, I urge you to adopt trap-neuter-vaccinate-return (TNVR) for community cats in University City.

Please urge University City animal control and code enforcement to adopt TNVR as the official method of controlling free roaming cat populations in our city. Our residents deserve nothing less.

Thank you for your consideration in this important matter.


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