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Brooke Kelly

​I started volunteering in animal rescue in 2011.  I had just put my beloved cat, Honey, to sleep and missed her more than I could ever imagine.  My parents had been fostering dogs for a couple of years, and I saw how rewarding it was, so I thought that maybe volunteering with cats would help my heart heal.
I started out doing adoption counseling and helping match families up with the perfect furry family member. 
After about 2 years of doing adoptions, I “accidentally” got into fostering.  One of the other volunteers  had found a cat but none of the other fosters had room for it.  She couldn’t foster it without upsetting her personal cats.  I knew she would be adopted quickly, so I said I would take her in and foster her.
That one cat led to many more, and as of July 2016, I have fostered over 300 cats and kittens.  My favorite to foster are the pregnant cats and getting to watch the babies grow up from birth.  During my “free” time, I enjoy doing crafty things like sewing and scrapbooking.  I share my home with my four-legged children which include my flat-coated retriever, Landry, and two adopted kitties, Tucker and Roxie.