Illinois\' Cook County Makes History

Beastie_and_the_BoysBeastie_and_the_Boys Marquette, MI / ChicagoMember Posts: 17,806 ✭✭✭
edited 1 November, 2007 in Laws & Legislation
From the ASPCA website: ILLINOIS’ COOK COUNTY MAKES HISTORY WITH ITS APPROVAL OF HUMANE FERAL CAT ORDINANCE On October 16—the day recognized by animal advocates as National Feral Cat Day—the Cook County Board of Commissioners passed landmark legislation making Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) the approved method for managing the county’s feral cats, whose numbers are estimated as high as 800,000. The ordinance will take effect on November 15, 2007. “This is great news for ferals in Illinois,” says Ledy VanKavage, Esq., ASPCA Senior Director of Legal Training & Legislation. “Animal lovers throughout the state should demand that their city and county councils adopt feral cat ordinances like Cook County. If your city or county recognizes feral cat caretakers, then farmers and caretakers can get their cats vaccinated and spayed or neutered for only $15 through the Illinois Public Health and Safety Animal Population Control Program.” Illinois advocates, please call and write your legislators today and ask that they recognize feral cat caretakers in your local ordinances. ;c;


  • Beth KennedyBeth Kennedy Champaign / UrbanaMember Posts: 12
    edited 1 November, 2007
    We should write and say thank you to them for making this decision! Especially if you are in Cook County! So often government offices only get to hear complaints about people upset about their policies - lets try and make sure they get to hear cheers for doing good things too!! General Mailing Address: Cook County Board of Commissioners County Building 118 North Clark Street, 5th Floor, Room 567 Chicago, Illinois, 60602-1304
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