ANIMEow, LA SALLE
Getting to know the DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY cats
When I look back at my college life at De La Salle University (DLSU) -- please don't ask for my ID number lest I reveal my age -- I remember so many memories, both beautiful and scary. These include having so many friends to connect with, all the while being at the mercy of professors. Amid the dreadful course card days, project deadlines, and the horror of walking the halls alone with all my insecurities intact, I wish they were made bearable by the presence of cats on campus. DLSU students these days are lucky. When they cheer, “Animo, La Salle!” a good bunch also screams “Animeow, La Salle,” or at least remembers Animo the cat.
My connection with DLSU was recently reignited in the form of the cutest pictures and videos of cats residing in my alma mater. I can only smile and wish I had the chance to be a part of this wonderful organization called De La Salle University - Professors for the Upliftment of Society’s Animals (DLSU-PUSA).
Laureen Velasco became a certified cat mama in 2014 and has been teaching in DLSU for two decades. Her genuine love for cats inspired the inception of the organization, DLSU-PUSA.