Eileen, I'm so sorry I didn't see this earlier! But I'm glad to hear they accepted the info.
As to your next meeting regarding animal cruelty, I don't know if you've already seen www.StrayPetAdvocacy.org
yet or not, but it may be a useful resource for you. We have links to quite a few reports on The Need for Strong Cruelty Legislation, most focused on the strong and documented correlation between animal abuse and violence towards humans: http://www.straypetadvocacy.org/html...tion.html#Need
I don't know if you would find something like this helpful (in the future), but we also have a presentation already created specifically to help lobby for a low-cost spay/neuter program (which would be an essential part of any TNR program - and the low-cost spay/neuter program could be for the exclusive use of TNR programs if you want to narrow the scope of future responsibility by the County): (a PDF file): The Need for Low-Cost Sterilization Programs: Saving Tax Dollars
There are also a lot of links to articles/reports on TNR Programs and their effectiveness and includes info on TNR Proposals and model programs: http://www.straypetadvocacy.org/html...l_control.html
Just thought I'd let you know it's out there in case you hadn't already found the site - and perhaps there are some helpful/useful links in there that you haven't already discovered.
Congrats to you and your group for the work you're doing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!