Mason Cat Coalition

Student Walking on the Fairfax Campus

Mission Statement

The Mason Cat Coalition is a volunteer group of faculty, staff, alumni, and students at George Mason University who are concerned about the growing number of abandoned cats on the Fairfax and Prince William Campuses. The coalition offers a humane managed-care solution to unabated population growth to reduce the risks associated with a feral cat population and to provide a better life for the animals.

Cats are not indigenous to campus - they are the result of a transient student population and a throwaway society. Either abandoned in the surrounding community and migrating to campus, or brought here by students as pets, the cats were dumped when they no longer suited the lifestyle of the owner.

If we choose to ignore this problem, we will see the cat population on campus grow larger each mating season. As a solution, the Mason Cat Coalition:

  • Establishes and maintains feeding sites for feral cat colonies on campus
  • Humanely traps the cats and places socialized kittens and cats in good homes and returns healthy but unsocialized cats to campus for the rest of their natural lives
  • Funds veterinary services, including testing, sterilization, and inoculations for rabies, distemper, and feline leukemia, in cooperation with a number of veterinarians in Fairfax, and Alley Cat Allies in Washington, D.C.
  • Euthanizes diseased cats to end prolonged suffering

Since it was established in December 1994, the Mason Cat Coalition has rescued and treated more than 250 cats and kittens and raised more than $12,000 in contributions. To continue, we need your help. You can make a difference by contributing your time as a volunteer, by managing a feeding site, through a financial commitment, or just by participating in our events. Please don't ignore this problem Join us in finding the solution.