HSUS endorses neuter/return
From ANIMAL PEOPLE, April 2006:
“The Humane Society of the U.S. advocates community-based
trap/neuter/return programs with on-going responsible management as
the most viable long-term approach available at this time to reduce
feral cat populations,” HSUS declared in a March 20 policy update.
The HSUS guidelines for neuter/return drafted with the aid of Bryan
Kortis of Neighborhood Cats are substantially the same as the
guidelines produced by ANIMAL PEOPLE publisher Kim Bartlett in 1992.
Having recommended in 1994 that neuter/return practitioners should be
prosecuted for abandoning animals, HSUS gradually withdrew active
opposition to neuter/return, beginning in 1998.