Information regarding feral cats at Central Campus

Many of you may have noticed the feral cats that have appeared around campus. We’ve noticed them as well. A cat born and raised in the wild, or who has been abandoned or lost and turned to wild ways in order to survive, is considered a free-roaming or feral cat. While some feral cats tolerate a bit of human contact, most are too fearful and wild to be handled. Ferals often live in groups, called colonies, and take refuge wherever they can find food, usually rodents and other small animals and garbage. They will also try to seek out abandoned buildings or deserted cars – or even dig holes in the ground—to keep warm in winter months and cool during the summer heat.

You can help us control this cat population. Please do not try to catch feral cats on campus. We also ask that you not feed the cats. They can pose a health risk to you if you were to get bitten by one, and we want to ensure that our students and staff remain safe on campus.

We are working to take humane measures to properly capture and relocate the cats. We assure you that we will not harm these animals, and will do our best to relocate them.

Thank you for your cooperation.