When you look at the number of homeless pets that flood animal controls around Chicago, it really feels like its Raining Cats and Dogs. As a writer, volunteer and marketing specialist, I’m passionate about advocating for homeless pets and the rescues that give these animals a second chance at a happy ending.
In the past, I served as community outreach coordinator at a suburban no-kill shelter. I made it my mission there to tell the stories of the pets having a harder time getting adopted – the seniors, special needs, bonded pairs or shy cats and dogs – to help them connect with a family. I currently volunteer for The Puppy Mill Project assisting them with their public relations outreach.
I’m a serial bonded pair adopter who currently lives with my husband and pets on the Northshore. Our Maine Coon mix Max is in full denial that he is a cat and currently volunteers as a therapy pet with Love on a Leash visiting Alzheimer’s patients at our local nursing home and participating in the Paws for a Tale program at the Lake Bluff Library. He also makes public appearances to promote adult cat adoption.