Florida Southern College Campus Cats Get Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Shelters

Thursday, February 21, 2013
Florida Southern College is building new dorms inspired by the architect Frank Lloyd Wright ... for cats. While they won't exactly be dormitories per se, FSC plans to build six new structures, each 5 feet high and 3 feet wide, to serve as shelters for the feral cats that populate the college's campus, the Lakeland Ledger reports. The Alpha Chi Omega sorority will be in charge of supplying food for what FSC is calling "cat cafes." An estimated 100 feral cats live on the FSC campus, about the same as the number living at the University of Florida, which has had its own trouble figuring out what to do about the stray critters. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Florida will assist FSC's project, according to The Southern, the campus newspaper. The cat cafes will in part help the SPCA trap the felines and spay or neuter and vaccinate them, in an attempt to reduce the area's feral cat population.

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