I have been involved in animal rescue for over 8 years now. Volunteering, fostering, donation coordination – I’ve done it all. My passion is for rescue animals and the rights of those who can’t speak. I preach the phrase “adopt, don’t shop” because shelters are overcrowded and irresponsible breeding is running rampant. All of my animals are rescues, and it will always be that way.
I adopted my cat Edison in September 2010. He was six weeks old. Edison and I had an undeniable bond. He was a Turkish Van – white and fluffy with a gray head and tail. In May 2011, I rescued Sadie when she was six months old. Edison and Sadie immediately bonded. They were pals and they did everything together. On July 22, 2013, Edison ran away. Matt and I had just gotten a new house and he disappeared three days after we moved in. I looked for him everyday for about three months. Honestly, I still look for him. I still cry for him…and I’m not the only one. When Edison left, Sadie became very depressed. She started howling, gaining weight and urinating on the carpet. I felt horrible. I felt like I could have easily prevented him running away. Not only was he gone but Sadie was depressed.
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I love cats. Yes, I will probably be a “crazy cat lady” some day, but I fully embrace it! I had cats in my house growing up and I think they are absolutely beautiful, majestic animals. Animal rescue is something I am very passionate about and June is adopt a cat month, so what better time to bring awareness to all of the homeless cats in shelters that need loving families!