Help Our Campus Cats
American River College is home to a large number of stray, feral cats. The cats on campus are the wild offspring of domestic cats and are primarily the result of pet ownersâ€™ abandonment or failure to spay and neuter their animals.
The ARC Kitty Committee was formed to give the cats on our campus happier and healthier lives.
- Uses the Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) method â€“ cats are humanely trapped, tested for infectious diseases, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and returned to campus.
- Feeds and monitor cats daily
- Benefits students by providing an environment free of diseased animals
- Educates students and community about low cost spay/neuter and humane solutions to pet overpopulation
- Promotes campus and community awareness of pet overpopulation and humane treatment of animals
- Demonstrates that the campus and ARC staff care about the local community.
- Helps the college and staff earn a reputation as being compassionate.