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Students collect signatures for TNR program

Students collect signatures for TNR program

Emma Corry, Staff Writer February 26, 2019

Victoria West grew up loving animals, nature and the environment. Now the senior psychology major is trying to help reduce the feral cat population at USI through Trap, Neuter and Release. Victoria...

The university has been dealing with the presence of feral cats for many years, however, no policy change has been made.

‘All animals deserve a chance to find happiness’

Students save newborn kittens
Emma Corry, Staff Writer October 15, 2018

Hannah Stone first saw the pregnant cat about three weeks after move in. “I had been hearing about this pregnant cat that had been hanging out around the apartment buildings,” the freshmen art...

Cat got university's tongue

Cat got university’s tongue

Administration stumped by strays
Sarah Rogers, Features Editor January 31, 2018

Jorden Auker As students walk around campus, chances are they will notice stray cats. In 2014, Audrey Maxwell decided the university needed a better way to deal with the feral cats on campus. Maxwell...

Where are the cats? University slams TNR idea after cats go missing

James Vaughn April 28, 2014

After months of strenuous efforts to get the university to implement a  Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR) policy for the feral cats on campus, administration brought down the gavel on Audrey Maxwell. No. TNR...

Campus community challenges feral cat procedure

Campus community challenges feral cat procedure

Jessie Hellmann February 5, 2014

Junior Audrey Maxwell received a call from a friend this year saying she found four kittens outside of her on-campus apartment. Not wanting to break campus policy prohibiting pets, she left the kittens...

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