American University of Beirut

Cats on Campus

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Cats have made the AUB campus their home for more than 30 years. An initially small colony, which included many pets abandoned during the war, has grown steadily over the years.

This website offers useful information about cats at AUB, including our policy toward them, the program we are following to manage and care for them, and ways in which you can help us help them.


How Can You Help?​​

    Cat Clinic

    Our Cat Clinic was revamped in July 2023 to improve the overall health and wellbeing of the cat population at AUB.

    This clinic oversees the care and treatment of our feline friends through providing a wide range of specialized and top-quality veterinary services:

    • Routine health check-ups
    • Vaccination and preventive care
    • Emergency medical attention during working days
    • Minor surgical procedures
    • Diagnostic services
    • Microchipping
    • Nutritional support
    • Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program

    The Cat Clinic is run by skilled and dedicated staff, who are highly passionate about feline health and well experienced in feline medicine. The clinic is also equipped to meet the veterinary needs of our precious cats and ensure their health and wellbeing.

    Any questions/comments about or suggestions for this website should be directed to the Cat Clinic at extension 4924 or via catclinic@aub.edu.lb

    Adopt

    ​Our cats are friendly and would bring great pleasure to any family seeking a pet. Any adopted cat or kitten will have a check-up and vaccination before being taken away. The cost of neutering will be covered as well. We do not have an adoption fee, but donations help us to support more cats -- and support them better. If you are interested in adopting one of our cats, you can fill out this form.

    For more details, please contact the Cat Clinic at catclinic@aub.edu.lb.

    Foster

    T​hrough our fostering services, our cats will enjoy the security and safety of a temporary home. Cats available for fostering can be either a kitten that needs care and feeding until it becomes independently capable of caring for itself, or a cat that needs long term recovery post-injury or illness and the Cat Clinic is at full capacity and incapable of offering this care.

    We would be very grateful to anyone who would be willing to foster a campus cat during its time of need. If you are interested in fostering one of our cats, you can fill out this form.

    For more details, please contact the Cat Clinic at catclinic@aub.edu.lb.​

    Donate

    Every donation counts! Your generosity will contribute to keeping our campus a safe and healthy place for our cats and will allow us to carry on with our work to provide them with the best veterinary care.

    Make a difference to our feline friends through donating to the AUB Cats Fund.​ 

    • For online donations:​
     


    • For electronic bank transfers outside Lebanon, please use CITI Fresh Dollar account information below:

      Bank Name: JP Morgan Chase, NA
      Bank Address: 4 Chase MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11245
      Account Name: American University of Beirut
      Routing Number: 021000021
      Account Number: 005-022622
      SWIFT: CHASUS33
      Designation: AUB Cats Fund

    In order to facilitate transfers within Lebanon, please contact us on devrepb@aub.edu.lb


    Incidents

    • In case you encounter an injured cat on campus, you should report it either to the Cat Clinic during working hours (ext. 4924) or to the Office of Protection outside working hours (ext. 2400/1). The Cat Clinic/Office of Protection will attend to the incident and fill an incident report form afterwards.
    • In case of an injury caused by a campus cat, the injured person should fill in an incident report form and, if needed, seek medical assistance at the University Health Services in Sawwaf building during working hours or at AUBMC Emergency Department outside working hours. ​
    Contact Us 

    Bou Khalil, Rana​
    Veterinarian
    Animal Care
    FS II Building, Room 404
    Extension: 4740
    Cat Clinic Extension: 4924

    Abboud, Nazik
    Veterinary Technician
    Cat Clinic Extension: 4924

    Kamel, Mohamad
    Cat Feeder
    West Hall, Room 106
    Extension: 3182​

    Jabbour, George
    Administrative Support
    DTS, Room 333
    Extension: 4852, 4840

    ​The Cats at AUB Policy provides guidelines for the presence and management of cats at the university. It aims at fostering an environment that respects and protects the health, safety, and well‐being of cats as well as maintain a harmonious coexistence between cats, humans, and our botanical garden.​

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