Feral Cat Program in need of volunteers

By Kim Pierce

I am happy to report that all the campus cats are safe after the little dust-up in August. But, we could use some help going forward.

The Feral Cat Program at SMU takes care of about 50 little feline souls, most spayed and neutered, including two who are blind. We feed and water them every night, sometimes trap them (for spay-neuter), maintain winter shelters and generally see to the cats’ well-being as they live out their natural lives.

Some of our cats are over 10 years old, which is almost unheard of in a feral population.

Here’s the thing: we are all volunteers, and at the moment, our ranks are a little thin. If you’ve ever considered volunteering, now would be a good time to step up. It’s rewarding, sometimes challenging work that is open to anyone who loves cats – students, faculty or staff, and even friends in the community.

To learn more, email Kim Pierce at kpierce1@airmail.net.

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