There are 120 feral and tame cats that live on the campus in Hawaii. They have been there for at least seven years and have always been cared for by colony caretakers who provide food and water as well as implementing the Trap Neuter/Return program. Chaminade will no longer allow caretakers on campus and they plan to starve the cats untill they die.
Cats are territorial animal who can survive weeks without food and will not easily or quickly leave their territory to search for new food sources. They tend to move closer into human habitations as they grow hungrier and more desperate. The cats will also continue to reproduce despite Chaminade's efforts to starve them out resulting in visiable deaths of many kittens. Feeding bans make the situation much worse instead of improving it. With trap neuter return the population stabilizes and gradually declines over time and will become less visible.
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