Alcohol Cats is a blog where I talk about any and all issues relating to cats, with a particular focus on the stray and shelter population—a population that I believe is often underrepresented.
I am owned by three shelter alum. Smirnoff and Bacardi, who were both adopted from the Animal Rescue League of Boston, were adopted in May 2010 and January 2011, respectively. Hence the name “Alcohol Cats”. And no, those weren’t their names at the shelter. Smirnoff got his name due to his love of chasing bottle caps (Smirnoff Ice bottle caps were what started it all) and Bacardi somewhat resembles the black bat logo of Bacardi Rum. Then, in January 2014, I adopted a pixie-vampire-looking kitten named Warlow from Best Friends Animal Society – Los Angeles. Warlow no longer looks like a pixie-vampire, but the name stuck.
As for shelter life…
From 2010 to 2013, I spent about 6–8 hours each week volunteering at the Animal Rescue League of Boston helping to socialize, rehabilitate, and adopt out amazing cats. To see where these cats come from, what they go through, and where they end up is a truly educational experience—both the cats that make it and the ones that don’t.
Now, I work for Best Friends Animal Society in Los Angeles. From August 2013 – March 2015, I worked as an adoption specialist, and now I work as the foster program coordinator. I also spend time volunteering with Heaven on Earth Society for Animals, a no-kill cat sanctuary in Van Nuys, CA.
Smirnoff, Bacardi, and Warlow, along with my volunteer work at the ARL, my job at Best Friends, and my experience with so many hard-working organizations, are what inspire me to be a more cat-savvy owner and advocate.
The opinions expressed in this blog belong solely to me or the specified author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Best Friends Animal Society, the Animal Rescue League of Boston, Heaven on Earth, or any other animal rescue organization mentioned, and their respective staffs and volunteers.
I hope you enjoy my blog!
BUT WAIT! That’s not all… read more here:
No Cats Under the Bed: Socializing Shy/Fearful Cats, 6-8-15, heavenlypets.org