For as long as I can remember, I’ve lived with cats and have always loved them. The first time I rescued a cat was in 2009. I heard meowing below me after moving into a new apartment and discovered a kitten inside. He had no food, no water and no way out. I was able to catch him and take him home and now he is a happy, healthy 12-year-old. Since then, I’ve rescued 4 more cats and kittens’ a stray begging for food outside a bar, a small kitten from HSPPR, an abandoned kitten in Arizona and a feral kitten I named Bash (short for Bashful). Bash’s mother had been hit by a car and her siblings were too ill to be saved. When I brought Bash home, she was terrified, malnourished, and had a belly full of worms. With a lot of time and patience, I was able to get her healthy and earn her trust and she slowly began adjusting to life inside.
She is still skittish and hides from most people but she is very happy in our home and we can’t imagine life without her. I wanted to help more homeless cats and so I began searching for a no-kill rescue and found Wild Blue Cats! I was so happy which I found out they have an outdoor enclosure for feral cats and knew that’s where I wanted to be.
I began working in Maya’s Village in 2019 and helping these amazing, resilient cats find a safe, loving place to live after such a rough start to life has been incredible rewarding. I want to do as much as I can to help those abandoned, forgotten, and neglected cats find a better life and forever homes; whether it’s a house with a family, or a safe, outdoor space where they can live without fear. I may not be able to touch all of the cats in Maya’s Village, but they touch my heart every time I see them and I love them all so very much.