I Work With Animals - Protecting Feral Cats
In addition to running her own nonprofit feral cat protection and advocacy organization, Slope Street Cats (2004-2009), she's since worked extensively with the NYC Feral Cat Initiative including teaching Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) certification workshops and working as a humane trapping coach.
What do you do?
Right now I work at the ASPCA. My title is Senior Administrative Director for Community Outreach.
What is your history with feral cats?
Honestly, I had no idea what a feral cat was until about 2002. I moved to an apartment in South Slope, Brooklyn, and the area was just overrun with cats ... I tried to rescue what I could and start adopting them out, and then I realized, there were these other cats left over [that] I couldn't touch ... I couldn't get near them.