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Students collect signatures for TNR program

Students collect signatures for TNR program
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...

‘All animals deserve a chance to find happiness’

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

Cat plan advances: Student government supports TNR procedure

Cat plan advances: Student government supports TNR procedure
February 25, 2014

The Student Government Association unanimously approved a symbolic resolution at its Feb. 20, meeting, which backs junior Audrey Maxwell's proposed TNR (trap, neuter, return) policy. Maxwell said administrators...

Campus community challenges feral cat procedure

Campus community challenges feral cat procedure
February 4, 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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