The city of Los Angeles is moving ahead with a trap-neuter-return program after an environmental impact report concluded the program is not a significant threat to the environment.
The city council's unanimous approval of the EIR on Dec. 10, 2020, clears the way to use municipal funds for the Citywide Cat Program, on hold since 2009 pending a court-ordered review. Several birder organizations had sued to halt the program.
It is anticipated that at least 20,000 feral and unowned cats in Los Angeles will be spayed or neutered annually through the program. By