IN­DE­PEN­DENT INI­TIA­TIVE

Animal Scene - - ANIMAL APPEAL -

DLSU-PUSA op­er­ates in­de­pen­dently and does not re­ceive fund­ing from the uni­ver­sity.

Pusap­porters, as the mem­bers are called, breathe life into th­ese cats with their do­na­tions and con­tri­bu­tions. Any­one can be­come a Pusap­porter; one can be­come a vol­un­teer feeder or a fos­ter par­ent. Oth­ers may help in find­ing adopters, man­ning the booth dur­ing fund-rais­ing events, do­ing art­works for DLSU-PUSA, or giv­ing feed­back and help­ful in­for­ma­tion in mon­i­tor­ing the cats.

“I can see more stu­dents want­ing to vol­un­teer and get in­volved. There were non-cat lovers who learned to fall in love with the cats. I think the trend will con­tinue. While there are cat haters, too, the pres­ence of the cats can soften up sev­eral peo­ple's at­ti­tudes one way or the other. Baby steps, but good enough for us“, says Lau­reen. Not ev­ery­one will in­stantly fall in love with the cats. How­ever, For DLSU-PUSA, re­spect -- if not mere tol­er­ance -- is al­ready a bless­ing in it­self.

5. Phan­tom is known to in­vade the Dean’s Of­fice and ap­pear in ran­dom places for at­ten­tion. 6. An­imo the tor­tie is a ded­i­cated cheer­leader for DLSU. 7. Choc­nut is al­ways walk­ing around as if su­per­vis­ing and mon­i­tor­ing the hap­pen­ings around DLSU. 8. Archer is the of­fi­cial mas­cot of DLSU-PUSA, cer­tainly the most fa­mous cat on cam­pus and their Face­book page.

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