Fund Land Conservation

The Virginia Senate will reconvene on May 14 to try to complete action on the state budget.  Conservation advocates are working to increase funding for land conservation.  For the Land Conservation Fund, the Governor’s budget proposed $4.5 million. The Senate cut it to $1.5 million and the House eliminated all funding for the first year and provided $4.5 million in the second year. 

ASNV Advocates Strengthening Controls on Unowned Cats

The Fairfax County Animal Shelter is actively promoting Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), working with volunteers to trap feral cats, spay or neuter them, vaccinate them against rabies and distemper and give them a basic checkup, then eartipping and releasing them back to the location they were originally trapped.... Although this program may sound like a humane way to address a feral cat problem, it is not....