I have loved cats since my first cat, Pudding, was introduced to me when I was 8. She was a giant long-haired buff and white cat with a propensity for having kittens. Back then spaying wasn’t something that people in my community did. Kittens were born, grew up, had their own kittens, and the cycle repeated endlessly until the cat would disappear. I hated seeing so many kittens born and die. It was because of witnessing this as a child that I became so passionate about affordable spay and neuter.
As an adult, I morphed into the person everyone turned to for help with their cats and began spaying cats in my neighborhood out of pocket.
I came to FieldHaven through the Cascade Fire Evacuation Shelter. I saw a call for pet food on Facebook and brought what I could to the shelter. I walked in to find Joy rushing around, cats everywhere – I thought “I’m home.” I offered to stay to help and found myself returning every day that the evacuation shelter was operating. After it closed, I was able to continue to volunteer and have been involved in several of the programs FieldHhaven has offered.
I was very honored to be able to help with the Camp Fire Recovery Center and became very passionate about microchipping as well.