Laura was born and raised in Palo Alto, California – a true California girl! Rather than playing with dolls, she played vet with her many stuffed animal friends. When she was just 12 years old, she started rehabbing native wildlife.
She attended and graduated from Moorpark College’s Exotic Animal Training and Management Program. After moving to the small town of Hughson in the Central Valley with her husband Gary, they ran a 10-acre acre farm and owned a feed store. Laura also fostered for a local rescue group where a tuxedo cat named “Charlie,” captured her heart. He helped her see how cool cats can truly be and she soon became a foster failure. When someone says they aren’t a cat person she tells them, “You just haven’t met the right one.”
From there, they moved to the foothills where Laura discovered Wild About Cats and became a caregiver and handler of exotic cats, including her dream, cheetahs. With the help of “Shaka” and “Zulu,” over a million dollars was raised for wild cat conservation worldwide. Laura has also worked in the veterinary field and just recently retired after 11 years as an Animal Control Officer. She volunteers at Gold Country Wildlife as well as Fieldhaven’s Marketplace in downtown Lincoln. Laura currently lives on an 8-acre farm with Gary, two cats, two dogs, a cockatoo, llamas, goats, and several species of tortoise.
- Laura Morin