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    Municipal Pet Policy Toolkit

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    A strong foundation of animal management policies is essential for creating and sustaining humane communities. These policies should balance public health and safety with animal welfare needs, enabling harmonious co-existence between people and pets. The following set of ordinances adhere to the principles described in our Municipal Pet Policy Toolkit.

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    Can You Help This Cat?: 25 Brochures

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    Often people aren’t sure what to do when they see a stray cat outdoors. From searching for a lost cat’s family to TNRing a community cat, this brochure guides people through what to do when they come across a cat they don’t know.

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    Catios – they’re the cat’s meow! Brochure: 25 Brochures

    Catios – they’re the cat’s meow!

    25 booklets per unit. Your first unit is free—just pay tax and shipping! You’ll see the discount when you checkout. You may only get one unit at no cost. If you'd like more, please purchase the 100 Units product.

    Catios: They’re the cat’s meow! introduces people to catios, enclosed outdoor cat patios that provide enrichment for your cat while keeping him and his bird friends safe.

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