In reply to Daniel Whitted [Viewpoints, Aug. 31]: Perhaps learning about TNR (trap, neuter, return) for cats that cannot live in homes and its value might help you get a clearer idea of how it works.

Alley Cat Allies is a well-thought-out system to help these cats, and when rats smell cats, they stay away. These neutered cats are cared for by caring people with outdoor homes and food. The area I live in in River Forest has a colony of neutered feral cats. They are rarely visible, and there never are any rats, even near the woods.

Don’t jump to conclusions and publish uneducated, mean letters. It’s not nice.

Jayne Gould
River Forest

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