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Paws to Care seeks to help the feral cats that reside on APSU's campus by transforming individuals' kindness into organized care.

Austin Peay is home to more than 15 feral cats and kittens. Feral cats have had very little contact with humans; they typically are born to stray cats or are stray cats that have reverted to feral behavior. From living in the wild, feral cats are more susceptible to feline leukemia, rabies, and FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus). Also, as they have never been spayed or neutered, feral cats reproduce at an exponential rate that easily can increase a population from 12 to 2,000 in four years.

To view the cats and kittens available for adoption, please follow our Facebook Page.

Here is an Informational Video explaining further about Paws to Care. The committee would like to thank Gina Garber, Scott Shumate and Christina Chester-Fangman for the work that went into this video.  We would also like to thank Ivan Colon for creating the logo that was used in this video.

How You Can Help

Paws to Care appreciates your donation, regardless of the amount. Even a $5.00 donation helps. However, a group, organization, or club with more resources can participate in the Adopt-a-Cat program. For $300, you can provide one feral cat with vaccinations, a spay/neuter procedure, and food for one year. We also gladly accept Purina Cat Food coupons to be used toward the purchase of food for the cats.  If you have coupons to donate, see Tina Reid or Corina Ravenscraft at the APSU Woodward Library.

To make a donation to Paws to Care, follow this link. Then type: Paws to Care-APSU Cat Colony Fund in the search box at the bottom. Put a check mark in the Search Results box next to Paws to Care-APSU Cat Colony Fund and click the black box on the right which says Next: Gift Details>>.

For more information about how you can help, please contact Tina Reid or Corina Ravenscraft by email reidt@apsu.edu or ravenscraftc@apsu.edu or by phone 931-221-7285 and 931-221-7193.