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What is CAT?

The Collegiate Animal Team (CAT) is a nonprofit organization of volunteers devoted to caring for homeless and abandoned animals, especially cats, who live on the Caltech campus and nearby grounds. We believe that active maintenance of the population is more humane and effective than neglect and euthanasia. We work closely with the Caltech Animal Team, and many of our volunteers are members of that club.

Our goals are:

  • Educate our community about responsible care and treatment of animals
  • Promote and encourage active management of the Caltech cat population
  • Act as a resource and contact point for the community in matters of cat and other pet care

What Can You Do?

The most important thing is to spay or neuter your pet. Don’t fall for the many excuses and myths people make up for not doing it. If you care for your pet, please do this!

Please don’t abandon pets if you can’t keep them. If you or a friend need to find an outside home for a pet you cannot keep, please contact us -- we can put you in touch with groups who will help find a new home for your pet in a caring off-campus environment.

Please also contact us if

  • You see a cat or kitten(s) who looks lost, hungry, injured or sick
  • You need to find a low-cost way to spay or neuter your cat
  • You find a dead cat
  • You have lost a cat
  • You need free help or advice with cat behavior or care
  • You want to adopt a cat or kitten
  • You have been feeding homeless cats and are not yet affiliated with CAT
  • You would like to help or make a donation (money, cat food, etc.)

Helping the animal population on the Caltech grounds takes daily feeding and monitoring, as well as frequent veterinary care. Please help us by making donations or volunteering to help.

Finally, please help us promote community awareness by informing others about CAT and about our efforts.

Help us by using our
Shopping Affiliates

The Collegiate Animal Team has a provisional EIN number (20-3898649) and can receive donations using a number of affiliates programs. When you’re shopping for something online, won’t you please consider using one of the following links? Simply start your shopping by clicking one of these links first, and CAT will receive a commission from the sale. You don’t need to do anything else—it’s that simple!

Apple Store
Bake Me a Wish
Best Buy
Coupon Code: 0703-CP50
Receive $50 off your BriteSmile appointment.
Days Inn
Drs. Foster & Smith
Coupon Code: LKS174W3
Receive 20% off your online order of $100 or more.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Kodak EasyShare Gallery
Coupon Codes: DAISY
Receive 25% off your online order of $25 or more (excludes prints).
Receive 20% off your online order of $10 or more.
Land’s End
My Wines Direct
Organic Bouquet
Office Depot
Pasadena Humane Society – Pet ID Tags
100% goes to help animals in need.
Coupon Code: SAVEAPR
Receive $10 off your online order of $75 or more (some exclusions apply; see site).
Ramada Inn
Coupon Code: 22AF-PPTS
Save 15% on your online order of high-quality prints
Sierra Club
Coupon Codes: CCAB15407
Receive 15% off your entire online order
Receive $5 off your online order of $25 or more
Spa Finder, Inc.
Coupon Code: APR07
Receive free ground shipping on your online order of $125 or more (some exclusions apply)
Super 8 Hotels
Coupon Code: FSHSAVE4
Receive $15 off your online order or $150 or more
Thrifty Car Rental
Coupon Code: AU11
Receive a 5% discount off all Thrifty.com rentals!