DAYTONA BEACH — At a time when other Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University students were cramming for their midterm exams, Katerina Bourova found herself scrambling to find bottles, information — the strength, really — to nurse three sick newborn kittens.
Found abandoned on campus, the kittens’ eyes were sealed shut, their noses runny as they lay ill with a dangerous upper respiratory infection. Bourova bottle fed the kittens, cleaned their eyes, bathed them.
“They’re like little babies,” said Bourova, 22, who is the president and founder of the student organization Protecting Animal Wellness Society (PAWS). “They scream at you. It was quite an experience.”
While a few cats might not pose a problem, ERAU’s cat colony numbered more…