Christine grew up in Northeast Philadelphia and has loved animals her entire life. Her father instilled in her a passion for helping strays at an early age by bringing home cats and dogs he found on the street while working as a welder across the city. Over the past several years, her focus has turned to TNR, as well as adopting and fostering homeless cats. Christine started volunteering with the rescue one year ago, and she assists with TNR efforts, transport, trapping injured or sick cats that need medical care, and assistance requests from the community. She currently cares for over 20 cats of her own, all of whom have been rescued from the streets or given up by their owners. She graduated from La Salle University and has been a teacher in Philadelphia for over 15 years. When she is not doing “cat stuff,” she loves to read and spend time with her 7 year old daughter, Samantha.