Letters to the Editor

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  • 11. Spehar DD, Wolf PJ. Back to school: an updated evaluation of the effectiveness of a long-term trap-neuter-return program on a university's free-roaming cat population. Animals 2019;9. doi: 10.3390/ani9100768.

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