At Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, most students may be studying but a few are nursing kittens. Found abandoned on campus, the kittens’ eyes were sealed shut, their noses runny as they lay ill with a dangerous upper respiratory infection.
“They’re like little babies,” said Katerina Bourova, 22, who is the president and founder of the student organization Protecting Animal Wellness Society (PAWS). “They scream at you. It was quite an experience.”
That’s why students are now helping raise and protect feral cats. That includes getting them health checks along with getting them neutered so they can’t reproduce. To further reduce the population of feral cats, students are trying to get people to adopt the cats.
While it’s easy to imagine students doing nothing but drinking and partying all day, it’s nice to know that some students are caring for kittens and helping make the world a better place for cats.