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TNR Opinion - It is time we fix the problem.

A letter to the Virginia Federation of Humane Societies and Dr. Kovich with the State Vets Office.  On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Lynchburg Humane Society,  I would like to voice our support for TNR programs here in Virginia.   I have been in this field for almost 13 years and I have worked in a high intake, high kill shelter and a number of no kill shelters.  Currently I am the executive director of The Lynchburg Humane Society,  the pound for the City of Lynchburg  with a current save rate of 94% What I find very interesting about those opposing the TNR (trap,neuter, return) programs is that their arguments don't make sense.  From my perspective it comes down to one thing.  The "old" way of handling these community or feral cats have been in operation now for over two decades and we still have a problem.  They have had two decades of the old way of scooping up the cats and killing them but we still have a huge cat problem.  So even if they don&#