Ten thousand kittens enter the six L.A. city shelters every year. From adoption counseling, to foster coordinating, to managing thousands of volunteers, I’ve been a part of, or witness to, nearly every aspect of the animal welfare community and the No-Kill Los Angeles movement.
I began my work in animal welfare the traditional way: by volunteering at my local shelter: the Animal Rescue of Boston. That’s where I adopted my first cat and decided that advocating for animals was a pretty great way to spend my time.
Three years (and another cat) later, I moved across the country to work for one of the largest animal rescue groups in the country, Best Friends Animal Society in Los Angeles.
This blog contains posts from the early part of my journey into animal welfare, as well as some thoughts, videos, podcast episodes, projects and opinions on animal sheltering and cats. Needless to say: the opinions expressed in this blog belong solely to me or the specified author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Best Friends Animal Society, the Animal Rescue League of Boston, Heaven on Earth, or any other animal rescue organization mentioned, and their respective staffs and volunteers.
I am also the owner of (now) three adopted cats: Smirnoff & Bacardi (both adopted from the Animal Rescue League of Boston) and Warlow (adopted from Best Friends Animal Society – Los Angeles). They live with me and my husband in Los Angeles, and have many opinions of their own.
BUT WAIT! That’s not all… read more here:
No Cats Under the Bed: Socializing Shy/Fearful Cats, 6-8-15, heavenlypets.org