• Letter to the Editor: A Humane Path Forward for Polk County, FL

    10 days ago - By Alley Cat

    This letter to the editor was published in the Lakeland Gazette on September 15, 2022.
    News reports in recent months paint a clear picture that Polk County has reached a crossroads in its approach to animal protection and cat management, with two distinct paths forward. One option - continuing to kill cats and kittens - would reinforce Polk County's reputation as one of Florida's deadliest areas for animals and further lose the trust of the community. The other option is to pursue humane, evidence-based nonlethal policies for cats that will save taxpayer dollars, as well as assure...
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