Friday, July 8, 2011

Man faces jail time for TNR. WTF?

From a St Paul, MN newspaper - click on the first sentence to be taken to the complete story.


Doug and Annette Edge thought they were doing the right thing for their community.

With feral cats roaming their North St. Paul neighborhood, the couple trapped the wild felines, took them to be sterilized and vaccinated, and then released them back into the city.

City officials, though, say the couple was breaking city animal laws.

In April, North St. Paul charged Doug Edge, 45, with two misdemeanors: failing to have a cat license and allowing domestic animals to run at large. Edge faces a fine and up to 90 days in jail.

"I'll go to jail before I pay that fine," he said.


The No-Kill Advocacy Center (visit their Facebook page by clicking here) has begun a letter-writing campaign to St. Paul's Mayor, Mike Kuehn, in defense of Doug Edge. Here's the mayor's contact information:

Fax: 651-747-2435
Postal address:
2472 14th Avenue
North St. Paul, MN 55109