After 120 days in action, the Orange Beach Animal Care and Control Program (OBACCP) and Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program returns its 100th cat, Centennial, to the outdoor location where it was found.
Denise Beicker, OBACCP volunteer, put forth extraordinary effort in catching OBACCP’s 100th cat on Sunday, January 21st in Orange Beach. Denise spent over a week voluntarily coordinating the effort. After trapped, Centennial was taken to Canal Road Animal Hospital for neutering and vaccinating before being returned to its outdoor location.
“Dr. Julie Taylor, Dr. Teresa Russell and the highly experienced team at Canal Road Animal Hospital are a valuable asset to our community and the TNR program”, said Thomas L. "Tom" Conerly, Animal Control Officer, Orange Beach Police Department.
Trap-neuter-return (TNR) entails trapping, neutering, vaccinating, and returning community cats to their original outdoor locations. It is not only the most humane method of preventing cats from entering the shelter system; it’s the most effective.
TNR is the only proven effective method of controlling the otherwise exponential growth in stray and feral cat colonies. The Orange Beach Animal Care and Control Program (OBACCP) appreciates Mayor Kennon and the Orange Beach City Council for endorsing this proactive, progressive and humane effort. The city’s dedication as committed partners will make Orange Beach a better place to live for our citizens and our cats.
TNR also ensures the cats’ health and welfare. Once these cats are sterilized and vaccinated, they can live healthy, happy lives in their communities, where caring residents look out for them. Sterilization and vaccination provide a public health benefit to the community, too, a vast improvement over the failed trap-and-kill approach that’s been used for generations.
Currently, over 430 local governments in the US have officially embraced TNR to successfully manage their community cat populations. Volunteers are important to the success of the program. Please sign up as a volunteer or donate on the OBACCP website. Your tax-deductible contribution will be used toward caring for and improving the lives of our Orange Beach animals.
Orange Beach Animal Care and Control is a resource for animal advocates, dedicated community cat caregivers, and volunteers driving change and accelerating protection for community cats and our other animals in Orange Beach. Effect meaningful change and become a champion for Orange Beach community cats today. For more information about OBACCP, please visit us on the web, Facebook or Instagram.
OBACCP is a community-centered 501(c) (3) non-profit project dedicated to saving the lives of community cats, and making it possible for all cats to live in harmony with their neighbors. All donations are tax deductible. For more information about 501(c) (3) tax deductions, please call 800-829-1040.
Canal Road Animal Hospital
22640 Canal Rd
Orange Beach, AL 33561