Contact Info
Phone: (916) 434-6022
Chris Kruse-Wright
Hathaway Clinic Program Coordinator

About Chris Kruse-Wright

Chris has always had a passion for animals. He grew up in Santa Rosa, CA and had several cats, dogs, chickens, and fish as a kid. He joined the U.S. Air Force shortly after high school and proceeded to travel and live all over the world.

In 2015, he started volunteering with animals at Best Friends Animal Society Los Angeles where he helped with cat and dog enrichment, mobile adoptions, and community engagement. Chris graduated from California State University, Los Angeles with a degree in Fire Protection and Administration Technology and his Emergency Medical Technician certificate from El Camino College in 2016. He joined the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in 2017 where he worked as a Cat World caregiver and veterinary technician. Chris was a member of the Best Friends emergency response search and rescue team where taught staff and volunteer’s animal search and rescue techniques and went to Houston in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and. As the Warehouse and Logistics Manager in Houston, he led a small army of staff and volunteers to turn 100,000 square foot space into an emergency shelter for over 800 animals in less than 72 hours. He also served as a co-chair for a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging team to address inefficiencies within animal welfare.

In his free time, Chris spends time with his cat Snow, surfing, backpacking, camping, snowboarding, watching episodes of What We Do in the Shadows, and working on his veterinary technician and master’s degrees.

Engaging and empowering communities to ensure every cat has a safe place to live.

- FieldHaven Mission Statement