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Best New Student Organization: Fostering Felines

By Alicia Caracciolo

Even though Fostering Felines only had its first club meeting in September 2022, the club’s mission has quickly attracted over 100 members. 

The organization partners with the Cat Around Town Project (CATP), a local non-profit, to help move stray cats from the streets and into foster homes. 

“Our goals are to educate UofSC students on the importance of proper feline care and to raise funds for the cats and kittens,” club president Megan Dinh said.

The most popular event hosted by Fostering Felines has been its “Kitten Expositions,” which had CATP bring kittens eligible for adoption to campus. Students and staff were able to hold them for a donation, and the money raised went directly to support animals in the program. 

“We've managed to raise enough to help with life-saving surgeries,” Dinh said.

Members of Fostering Felines contribute to the cause in any way that they can. Although there is not a set number of volunteer hours required, the club’s success comes from the dedication of its members.  

“I couldn't be more grateful for these [club members], and the effort they put in,” Dinh said.