"I still remember the day I moved to the Temiskaming area at the start of grade nine. I had no choice but to say goodbye to my closest friends, family, and even my two beloved pets. Everything I knew was changing and there was little I could do so I found comfort in the companionship of animals. I had been that way growing up and for as long as I can remember. Whenever I face hurdles in life, I find comfort in caring and helping animals in need. I also found that the effect of this greatly improved my overall well-being.
Opening my home to cats in need of fostering has been one of the most beneficial aspects of my life. I’ve come to keep myself positive even when I am faced with negative situations. When it comes time to part ways with the cats in my care, it weighs heavily on my heart. Knowing that I played an important role in helping a number of strays find loving families motivates me to continue looking out for the welfare of the helpless strays on our streets.
Aside from fostering cats, I find comfort in escaping the boundaries of town life and getting back to nature. I often find myself hiking the trails within our area and other parts of Ontario. This helps bring me peace of mind by reconnecting to nature."