December 15, 2019
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The university community announcing the launch of the e management of the Ateneo’s cat population... (Accap), a series of measures intended for the human
Implementing a Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) policy for the cats in the Ateneo, as advised by the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). The ACCaP feeding program for the resident cat population began. Cats were fed regularly in designated sites under the care and supervision of each unit. Almosera explained that the round-up of cats was supposed to have been carried out after feeding, but very few cats were appearing at the feeding sites.
LS Office of Health Services, the Office of the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and the Office of Administrative Services released a joint memorandum detailing the increasingly violent incidents between students and cats. In the memorandum, the offices involved eight documented cases of injury due to cat bites and scratches in the school year 2012 to 2013.
Agila submitted a “Cat Plan” to the Ateneo administration on July 2014 that aimed to alleviate the cat situation in the campus. The plan called for a rehabilitation program for resident cats in the Loyola Schools area and provided suggestions on the improvement of food garbage disposal in the campus to limit the spread of cats around the area.
Ateneo’s ad hoc Committee on Animal Welfare held a joint meeting with representatives of PAWS and Agila to discuss the formulation of a comprehensive cat program.
The TNR program was in line with the memorandum of agreement (MOA) Paws signed with ADMU officials. Under the MOA, the animal welfare group will conduct the TNR and vaccination program for 80 identified stray cats with the school providing a P300 subsidy per feline.
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