Our mission is to provide education, information and dialogue that will create a supportive environment empowering people to help cats in their community.
Michelle Adams, Founder of Chatty Cats Care
Michelle shares with Stacy how during the pandemic lockdowns, her cat sitting business has adapted by adding a podcast, Catmaste Chronicles, and how that has led to her latest business venture: selling eco friendly products like cat-themed beeswax wraps. Not only do Michelle’s products support sustainable living, but she’s also donating 30% of her profits to Feline Friends International, a charity rescuing and helping community cats all over the world.
Gary Evans, Clinic Director for the Humane Society of Huron Valley
Gary and Stacy talk about how Gary has been able to use his background in the entrepreneurial space with tech startups to help scale up the number of cats HSHV helps, including finding better ways to use resources, mobilize volunteers, and provide tools and education to the community. While COVID-19 has slowed them down some, they’re still working toward their goal to make Washtenaw County the best place in the country to be an animal.
Peter Elueze, Founder of Paw Salvation
This week, an inspiring chat with Peter Elueze, founder of Paw Salvation, a Chicago-based nonprofit that helps homeless people, veterans, and seniors care for their pets. Stacy and Peter talk about the human-animal bond, the need for including pets when providing housing and writing policy for homeless people, how COVID-19 has affected homeless people, advice for starting a nonprofit, and finding blessings in unexpected places.
Mariah McCulley - Director of Operations at Animal Friends Alliance
Mariah’s passion is fostering feral kittens and she shares with some tips for successful feral fostering and how organizations can support their fosters and adopters. Her tips include separating feral kittens from their littermates and using play as a tool for giving confidence to kittens. It’s important to prepare and support both fosters and adopters for potentially less socialized kittens.
Bridget Bowhay - Director of Content and Social Media at Cuddly
This week’s guest is Bridget Bowhay, Director of Content and Social Media for Cuddly, a fundraising platform that supports animal rescues. Bridget is also an avid cat lover and kitten foster. Founded in 2014, Cuddly is a crowdfunding platform dedicated to helping nonprofit shelters and rescues achieve their fundraising goals. Their specific approach matches donors to specific animals, helping to provide medicine or supplies.
Dr. Aysha Akhtar – Author & Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics
Stacy and Dr. Akhtar discuss the importance of empathy in our society and how stopping infectious diseases, halting climate change, improving medical care, and decreasing violent crime are all connected to our empathy for animals. Increasing empathy for all animals increases our own wellbeing, which means that caring for community cats is caring for the community as a whole, and that public health models that support animals as well as people are essential to healthy communities.
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I like the topics and speakers as they are very informative on cat rescue.
I love this podcast!
Everyone who loves cats should listen to the wonderful interview with Nikki Martinez! Real, down-to-earth practical info from a caring, funny woman doing great work in the community. Makes me happy to know this podcast exists.