If you are Donggukians, you may have seen cats at school at least once. It became possible to coexist with cats at Dongguk university thanks to “Dongnyangkkongnyang,” which is a club taking care of Dongguk cats. However, others may do not know exactly “what the cats’ names are” and “where do they usually stay.” Therefore, the Dongguk Post had focused on them.
Samsaek lives at somewhere between the library and Sangrokwon. It is at least 14 years old. Its granddaughter Bongseo, and Mari are 8 years old. Also, it has late son Gyul, which is one year old.
Geongang is fat yellow cat and has brother named Bosal. It is often seen at HakRimGwan, Information and Culture Center, and Rear gate. Its age is estimated to be seven years old because there is a picture of Cat-mom feeding Geongang. Cat-mom is neighbor of Dongguk university who takes care of Dongguk cats with Dongnyangkkongnyang. She has been taking care of them for ten years.
Mango is Coco's neutralized son. However, Coco has not been neutralized yet. Coco is living next to the Gyesan Hall.
Although Dongguk recently started to live at Dongguk University, it is the most popular cat. It was born in 2007 and lives at Reserve Officers’ Training Corops (ROTC) Hall. Now it is living with Ggamang, Berr, Saerom. Ggamang and Berr are children of Nero.
Cheonsa was also born in 2017 and is living at Mt. Namsan trail in front of New Engineering Building. It is the mildest and the most kind cat living at Mt. Namsan trail. It was named Cheonsa because there are symmetric two dots on its back and they look like wings.
Janggoon was rescued on September rainy day at ROTC Hall when it was about a month year old. He was skinny and had a lot of ticks. However, while adjusting to life living as Dongguk cats, suddenly he was found to be dead on September 17th, in front of 108 stairs. After Janggoon’s death, a lot of memorial writings were posted on the Everytime, which is the famous community of Dongguk.
Although there are many students who like Dongguk cats and share their pictures by uploading photos on the community, there are also negative opinions against Dongguk cats. Students living in Namsan Rresidence Hall are suffering from excrement odor and the sound of crying cats such as miaow. It is necessary to take responsibility for the aftermath. That is, after feeding and taking care of Dongguk cats, it should be cleaned up so that there would be no victims.
Kang Jung-a, the Freshman of the Department of Industiral System Enginerring said “As a animal-lover, I am very thankful to cats caretakers. However, I also understand difficulties of some students.” She added, “Reasonable compromise seems to be needed because It is wrong to leave Dongguk cats alone or to neglect complaints.”
Mango and Coco are taking a rest together.
/Photography from Dongnyangkkongnyang
Lee Su-yeon firstname.lastname@example.org
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