Help the kittens and cats that the Cal Poly Cat Program cares for, fosters and finds homes for! Through Nov. 30, the John and Frank Sparacio Foundation will match every gift 2:1, meaning every $1 you give equals $3 for our cats and kittens! We can turn $5,000 into $15,000 to help cats like Pirate. Pirate is a small, young kitten that recently came into the shelter, with medical needs including eye surgery. This challenge will help us pay for Pirate's care and surgery. THANK YOU!
In addition to the needs of Pirate, meeting our campaign goal will help us feed, spay/neuter, vaccinate, and provide extra funds for emergencies and future chronic illnesses. . We encourage you to share our campaign and story to allow us to keep helping the cats of Cal Poly and the greater San Luis Obispo area. Please visit our program website at catprogram.calpoly.edu and our Facebook and Instagram under Cal Poly Cat Program to follow our kittens and cats.
The Cal Poly Cat Program (CPCP) is an on-campus cat shelter aimed at helping cats and benefiting student learning. CPCP volunteers work hard to maintain the health and well being of all our animals. Since the program’s inception in 1992, over 3,000 cats have been adopted out. CPCP started as a senior project and it continues to impact students everyday. Students, families, and community members support and help the shelter through donations, volunteering, fostering, and adoptions.
The pandemic has caused new challenges for CPCP -- forcing us to operate at nearly twice our usual capacity but also creating new opportunities for Learn by Doing. Our volunteers have truly risen to the occasion, trapping, rescuing, rehoming, treating, and caring for cats in need.