A Paw-sitive Trigger: Cal Poly’s Cat Progam Hosts Third Cat Cafe Fundraising Occasion

The Cal Poly Cat Program (CPCP) held the Cat Cafe fundraising occasion for the third time on Saturday, Might 28. The occasion was hosted by Bliss Cafe in downtown San Luis Obispo and was held from 3-7 p.m. The fundraising occasion devoted 15% of the proceeds raised for use in assist of this system’s veterinary fund.

A portion of CPCP’s donations are set to go in the direction of masking the adoption charges of kittens, which embody spay/neutering, vaccinations, microchips, flea management, testing for FIV/FELV, deworming and a medical examination.

Along with the kittens accessible for adoption, additionally they showcased an array of native distributors – from artwork, soaps, handmade jewellery and clothes. There have been quite a lot of distributors that attended the occasion: Lobos, Bloom.Artsy.Stuff, Insurgent Rock Magnificence, Jewelz by Cat, La Macetona and a tarot card reader. 


Bliss Cafe was additionally open for guests to buy meals.

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Madeline “Mimi” Raytis, the Fundraising coordinator for CPCP, shared her ideas on the targets for the occasion.


“The intention is to raise money for our veterinary funds, as well as spread the word about our organization,” Raytis stated. “I hope people gain awareness of all our cats and kittens that need homes. We are always on the search for adopters, fosters, and volunteers.”

The CPCP is a non-profit group that’s positioned on the Cal Poly campus. As a no-kill shelter, its mission is to “provide a safe and nurturing environment for sanctuary, surrendered, stray and rehabilitated feral cats and kittens whilst they wait for new loving homes,” based on their website


The shelter’s volunteers work to supply kittens with a secure surroundings and make them higher fitted to adoption. In addition they soak up kittens who should not thought-about adoptable for medical or different causes. 

Raytis stated there are lots of methods for individuals to assist out.


“The Cal Poly Cat Program is a great organization that is truly dedicated to helping cats. People can help through donations or volunteering.  We are always looking for volunteers especially with summer coming up,” Raytis stated. “We also have an amazon wishlist where people can donate specific items that we need to help our shelter run smoothly.”

Raytis inspired these serious about donating or captivated with serving to out to comply with the CPCP Instagram: @calpoly_catprogram. She stated it’s an effective way to get linked, keep up to date and be first to learn about Cat Cafes sooner or later.

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