TNR pilot passes
- City Council just a few minutes ago approved the Brackenridge Trap-Neuter-Return project. What's most striking about this vote is how much better-informed and more supportive Council and city staff are about homeless cats and TNR than they were even this time last year. San Antonio's learning curve continues to be just about vertical, and the interest - and if not conviction about TNR's effectiveness, at least suspension of disbelief - is really encouraging.
I got there during discussion, so there may have been others, but positive comments were made by Councilmembers Hall (8), Wolff (9), Radle (5), Gutierrez (3), Haass (10), Guajardo (7), and Flores (1). I believe the only nay vote was Councilman Perez (4), who voiced concerns about TNR's ability to reduce the loose cat population, as well as (although it's already been approved) the decision to stop ACS' lending of traps; he wants citizens to have access to traps to remove cats from their yards.
Congratulations to ACS and to the TNR organizations and advocates. This is a big step forward both practically and philosophically.