The University of Tulsa, in Oklahoma, isn’t just home to students — it’s also home to a colony of stray cats who have taken up residence on the school’s campus.
But far from being viewed as a burden, these academic felines have been embraced by the school’s students and staff — who even went as far as building shelters for the cats.
According to FOX 23, the semi-permanent shelters, dubbed “cat condos,” were built by the university, ensuring that the stray cats always have shelter during inclement weather.
Mona Chamberlin, a spokeswoman for TU, told the network that two dozen cats have lived on the campus for the past decade.
They don’t have a negative effect on campus life, however. Quite the opposite: the cats are beloved by the students, who keep track of the strays through Instagram accounts.
Vinni Knox, a student who runs one of the accounts, was happy to learn about the “cat condos,” telling FOX 23 she’s glad the cats will have a place to go during extreme heat and cold.
In addition to providing shelter, the university has also collaborated with local nonprofit T-Town TNR (trap, neuter, return) to ensure the cats are spayed, neutered and fed.
These lucky strays are living it up on campus — and don’t even have to pay tuition.
What a cool idea! These college cats now have the best “dorms” on campus, which will keep them safe from any weather.
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