Twenty years ago my life was turned upside down when my cat got out by mistake. It took me three months to recover her. During that time, I had no sightings. But I knew my cat. I knew her personality and I knew her history. I knew what she had done in the past and how she would likely react to trauma. I studied the environment she was in and I tried different strategies until I hit upon the right ones that attracted her back to me. Finally, after three long and brutal months of stumbling through trial and error, I got her back.
Every day I speak to new owners all over the world to guide them through the recovery process and help them avoid the same mistakes I made. I was one of the founders of Missing Cat Assistance, and I continue working in collaboration with rescue organizations and non-profits throughout the country. I’ve helped over a thousand cats and their families worldwide.
I also work with local San Antonio families to coach them through any behavioral misunderstandings they have with their cats. I volunteer with local shelters and do TNR to assist with the San Antonio overpopulation of feral cats. I have appeared in National Geographic Kids, Prevention, Iams, Purina, The San Antonio Express News, and other local news. I’ve been a guest of Animal Planet and Discovery. I currently live in San Antonio, Texas with an opinionated Bengal rescue named Kara and Kara’s minions Houdini, Charlie, and Bailey.