A Special Place for Special Cats
We are a 501(c)(3) charity that rescues special needs, chronically ill, unadoptable and abused cats. These cats will live the remainder of their lives in our care. We receive no federal funding and depend solely on charitable donations. Our organization is run entirely by volunteers who generously provide care and love to our cats.
We have been honored with a Top-Rated Award in 2022 from GreatNonProfits!
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The Poppy Foundation is a proud recipient of funding from the Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation
The Poppy Foundation is proud to be a 100% Giving Board. The 100% Giving Board Award recognizes nonprofits that actively encourage their Board members to make a personal financial gift to the organization’s operating fund. While time and talent on the board are necessary, board members’ personal financial contribution to the nonprofits they serve is crucial.
Where it all began....
On October 6, 1995, a Siamese-mix cat arrived at Bonanza Cat Hospital for evaluation, when a volunteer feeding strays at a trailer park noticed the cat had a severe head tilt. Due to this medical condition, and after tests showed she was FIV positive (feline AIDS), it was determined that this kitty was unadoptable because she would need lifetime daily medication to keep her immune system in check. Bonanza Cat Hospital became her new home and she was named “Poppy.”
Poppy had attitude! She delighted in standing on our examining room tables and taking swipes at the staff whenever they passed through. She also began to develop quite a reputation as our “official greeter,” casually sauntering out to the clinic waiting room with her tilted head and crooked mouth to “honor” a few lucky people by allowing them to pet her. Several of our clients began donating money towards her care and the cost of her medical needs.
Sadly Poppy passed away September 20, 2001. We all loved her dearly and miss her every day. She gave so much enjoyment to so many! So, in her honor, the Poppy Foundation was created.
TO HELP THE MOST VULNERABLE AMONG US IT TAKES THE EFFORTS OF A GENEROUS COMMUNITY COMMITTED TO CHANGE
Poppy Foundation is achieving more for our resident kitties than ever before with the help of our supporters and community partners. In our 15th year, we have created new opportunities for our cats to receive love, support and a forever home. Check out the links below for the variety of ways we have partnered with local and national companies that are helping you help us support our cats and our cause!
Hosting a donation drive is a simple way to earn funds for the Poppy Foundation. Simply collect donations of gently used clothing and household items on behalf of Poppy Foundation, and FUNDrive® will purchase those items and pay us directly. The Poppy Foundation tries to schedule a spring and fall FUNDrive annually, so sign up for our email list below or follow us on Facebook to learn the date of our next event!
Looking to host a FUNDrive® on our behalf? How Sweet! Send an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can ensure you get the proper documentation to represent our organization through the FUNDrive platform.
“Cats have it all – admiration, an endless sleep, and company only when they want it.”
AMAZON WISH LIST
Ship Essential Supplies Directly to Our Location
There are certain items we always need no matter the time of year. We have taken the guess work out of it for you and put those items in a handy Amazon Wishlist!
Canned Food : Friskies, Fancy Feast or Sheba Pate
Dry Cat Food :
Purina Indoor, Iams Adult, Science Diet Adult
Clay Non Clumping Cat Litter
Paper Towels & Hand Soap
Blankets & Towels
Liquid Laundry Soap
Cardboard Food Boats
SMITHS INSPIRING DONATIONS
Every time you shop with your Smiths Reward Card, they Donate 0.5% of your total order to our Poppy Cats!
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