Laura at the cat shelter
A Little About Laura...
Laura’s love affair with cats began in 1991 when her very first cat, Mr. Kitty, a stray tuxedo, adopted her. Until then she had always been a confirmed and loving dog owner but Mr. Kitty helped her discover her true path in life. Since that time a number other strays, shelter cats, and foster cats have found their way into her heart and home.
Laura served as a dedicated volunteer to the Cat Adoption Team from 1999 - 2009. Even though she knows her special gift is working directly with and advocating for cats, she wore a number of hats at C.A.T. over the years as adoption counselor, fund raiser, policy maker, intake coordinator, cage cleaner, groomer, behavioral counselor, and contributor to the shelter’s newsletters. During a hiatus from C.A.T. in 2005, Laura developed and ran the cat adoptions program at Animal Aid’s shelter shelter and instituted their new adoption counselor program.
Born in Oklahoma, Laura lived there until age 18. This former opera singer studied and performed in places such as Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Dallas, Rome, and Siena, Italy. These days she occasionally performs at her church but most of her singing is done for the cats in her care.
Laura’s fervent desire to move to the Northwest was fulfilled 1990 where she began a second career as a potter, spending five years studying at Oregon College of Arts and Craft. She made all the porcelain dishes your cats will eat and drink from. Her large pottery studio now most often used for the kitties instead of making pottery.
Laura’s extraordinary love of cats inspired her to become The Kitty Sitter and The Kitty Counselor.
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