It’s always great to collaborate with other organizations when you share a vision for saving cats. It’s worth finding out what their objections are to SNR and if they are based on unfounded fears.
Reviewing shelter and community data together might help identify the need for an SNR program to save cats. It’s also important to review the SNR program policies to assure they are meeting best practices. Here are two examples on RTF and TNR from the Animal Humane Society to consult.
For example, SNR should be performed as quickly as possible after intake so the cats are not stressed by being in the shelter, are not exposed to infectious diseases in the shelter, and don’t lose their social status among other community cats in their neighborhood.
Dr. Julie Levy