AAHA Endorses AAFP Feral Cat Position

The AAFP has received endorsement from the AAHA regarding their position statement on feral and free-roaming cats.

The American Animal Hospital Association board of directors endorsed the 2004 American Association of Feline Practitioners' Position Statement on Free-Roaming Abandoned and Feral Cats at its June meeting.

"AAHA is very supportive of the comprehensive approach taken by AAFP to address the serious and widespread problem of free-roaming abandoned and feral cats," said Dennis Feinberg, DVM, AAHA president. "The veterinary profession can play an important role in preventing abandonment and in providing education to clients about responsible cat ownership and feral cat issues."

The position statement encourages actions toward providing solutions for the problem of feral and free-roaming cats. These actions include public education campaigns, client education, public policy promotion, appropriate management of cat colonies and research in these areas.

To read the position in its entirety, visit www.aafponline.org.

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