Trap, Neuter and Release Illegal, Says Virginia AG

"It is my opinion that a locality lawfully may operate a capture and sterilization program for the purpose of controlling a population of feral cats. The feral cats may be captured in a humane fashion, and such captured cats may be sterilized by a licensed veterinarian. The feral cats, however, may not be released by the locality back to the location from whence they came or some other location in the wild." Kenneth Cuccinelli, II
Attorney General,

Commonwealth of Virginia