Sounds like the law needs to change , maybe contacting a person in the VA gov to see if you could get a bill sponsored , would be a way to take action.
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3/12/04 at 9:13pm
|Originally posted by LDG
really the issue.
However, what I seek, ultimately, is how to ideally structure the laws/codes, licensing, etc. to support both TNR groups and "non-official" rescue efforts for existing homeless animal populations so that "backyard" rescuers don't have to look at it that they're "not going to get caught." ...how to structure a law that enables rescuers to be in compliance with laws while making things like dumping unwanted animals illegal. So I am interested in the letter of the law, and definitions of "ownership," "abandonment" etc. have to be taken into consideration.
|Originally posted by TNR1
Mark..thanks for your answer...wouldn't you say that this type of situation where putting a label on caretaking of unowned cats is fairly new?? Thus perhaps it is best for now to simply understand that there is indeed a law out there..but only enforce it when it becomes a problem...not necessarily turn away but not pursue it as an offense until such a time as it is reported to be an issue. Thus, if a person takes care of feral cats and the neighbors do not complain...it really isn't an issue. I think someday it will be easier for groups to come together with a definition that fits..but for now each group has a separate agenda and there isn't a "mid ground" that everyone feels comfortable with. Am I off the mark??