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Malone University Zoo and Wildlife Biology majors assist Peace for Pets in protecting feral cats this winter

December 5, 2013 | Release # 6788

Peace for Pets

College of Theology, Arts, and Sciences.

Malone University zoo and wildlife biology majors, all members of ZOOM Club, recently assisted the local animal protective organization Peace for Pets in constructing winter homes for feral cats. The students volunteered their time constructing small homes of insulated repurposed plastic storage bins which will be distributed throughout the area, offering warm shelter from Ohio's blustery winter weather.

A feral cat is a domestic cat, distinguished from a stray cat which is a pet cat that has been lost or abandoned. Feral cats are born in the wild.

Karyn Collie, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, participated with the following students:

  • Marionna Cane, a junior zoo and wildlife biology major from Schererville, Ind.
  • Douglas Bowers, a senior sport management major from Parma, Ohio
  • Jesse Sockman, a freshman zoo and wildlife biology major from Jefferson, Ohio
  • Hilary Mullane, a junior zoo and wildlife biology major from Massillon, Ohio
  • Rebecca Perruci, a sophomore zoo and wildlife biology major from Marietta, Ohio

Peace for Pets is a Northeast Ohio nonprofit organization dedicated to providing safe haven for the pets of those seeking shelter from domestic violence. For more information about Peace for Pets, please click here.

To learn more about the Zoo and Wildlife Biology major at Malone University, please click here.

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2014,has been awarded the designation Military Friendly School by Victory Media, and is named to AffordableCollegesOnline (ACO)’s Best Lifetime Return on Investment list for the State of Ohio.


Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
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