As Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh says, “Compassion is a verb.” This is exactly the mantra of DLSU-PUSA and its thirty active members. They care for the campus cats by feeding them twice a day and vaccinating them to ensure they are healthy and safe. The cats have also been spayed and neutered to stabilize the population. It is a commitment that knows no holidays, rain or shine. While there are more than 80 cats in the university, the organization cares only for the existing cats and do not use the university to serve as a shelter for all strays along Taft Avenue. By keeping the colony from multiplying, the cats live their full potential and successfully establish their own territories to co-exist with the rest of the university. It is a powerful initiative and a serious undertaking that sacrifices precious time and energy in exchange for rewarding purrs. There is nothing more satisfying than earning a cat’s trust, most often indicated by them flashing their bellies (which, of course, you cannot touch without getting scratched a bit). Fluffy bellies aside, Dlsupusapporters are proud to have treated the cats well. The cats are now a picture of good health, and the history of abuse some of them endured as strays are no longer evident in their endearing faces.
1. Casper is a literal benchwarmer and loves flashing her big beautiful eyes for pictures. 2. Macgrayver guards the canteen and the long catwalk called the SJ Walk. 3. One of the numerous water bowls spread all over the DLSU campus so the cats will always remember to drink. 4. Cheesecake the calico loves the third floor of Ls-building and sometimes likes to follow students into the bathroom.