Two well loved cats living on the North Campus at the University of Sheffield are at risk of being taken against the will of 188 students petitioning to stop it.
The two cats, known affectionately as Taz and Charlie, have been feed, vaccinated and cared for by students, staff and porters for years.
Students of the North Campus were emailed by the University’s Estates and Management team saying that cat hair was causing “respiratory” problems and that the cats would be taken by Monday.
Taz and Charlie could be taken by the RSPCA. However, Cats Protection Sheffield told Forge Press tonight: “Most cat shelters in the area are full,” and when asked if the cats could be killed, they replied, “I wouldn’t hold out much hope.”
A student-led petition has been organised to save the cats.
Join the Facebook campaign: http://www.facebook.com/savethecampuscats
The Save the Campus Cats campaign has taken another turn with news the cats are to be adopted as Taz & Charlie Kroto so Estates can’t take them – more to follow.
Chair: “The Estates have made a knee-jerk reaction. Patrick Smith’s petition now has over 200 signatures since yesterday.
There is an individual on Estates who is taking a very ‘anti-cat’ lines.”
“I’ve never in my life received so many emails overnight. So clearly people care about it.”- Chair of the forum
The cats are being left until the end of the meeting, as the packed-out room are all here to hear about Taz and Charlie.
We’re here at the Kroto institute forum, waiting for Taz and Charlie to come up on the agenda, stay tuned for updates.