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.