The Cal Poly Cat Shelter Program started in 1992 as a senior project by Garret Quindimil to solve the problem of the rising cat population at Cal Poly. A seond senior project developed an adoption program where students have the opportunity to adopt domesticated feral cats and provide loving homes for them. Today, the Cal Poly Cat Shelter estimates the feral cat population on campus is at 30 as opposed to the 400 cats that roamed the campus back in the 1990s. Their adoption program has placed more than 1,500 cats and kittens into caring homes.
Danielle Fogg is the assistant director at the Cal Poly Cat Shelter. She oversees all operations in conjunction with Edie Griffin-Shaw and Ellen Notermann who are directors of the shelter. Danielle works up to 13 hour shifts to ensure that day-to-day life for the cats at the shelter is as smooth and fufilling as possible. She is an integral part to the program and above all, has a true passion for her love of cats.
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