The Aerie, Yearbook of University of North Texas, 2005 Page: 192
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Groups reach out on behalf of feral cats, albino squirrel
Students whizzing by noticed some
tables set up in the Union Courtyard.
The tables displayed countless aging
books for sale for anywhere between
25 cents and five dollars. All the pro-
ceeds went to support NT's Feral Cat
The group's mission, according to
its website, orgs.unt.edu/feralcat, is to
"care humanely for the campus feral
cat population through a process of
'trap-treat-release,' with the ultimate
goal of reducing the cat population
on campus through birth control and
Though the organization mainly
focuses on the stray cat population on
campus, it also helps stray dogs. Ani-
mals that are caught are then spayed
or neutered and given a rabies vacci-
nation under the "Trap-Neuter-Return/
Release" plan. Most are either adopted
The group is a no-kill organization,
which means animals are not eutha-
nized unless they test positive for a
contagious fatal disease, are suffering
from a serious illness, or are seriously
When the program began seven
years ago, over 100 cats roamed the
campus and were not vaccinated. Now
there are approximately 35 to 45 stray
cats on campus, most of whom have
In its devotion to the white squir-
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