Michelle has been an animal lover all her life. She grew up with a Lhasa Apso named Muffin. Later in life, she was given the most precious birthday gift, a Lhasa Apso puppy named Mochaccino; Mocha for short. When Michelle and Mocha moved into Center City Philadelphia she noticed the number of cats that were skinny and homeless in her neighborhood. Although she was highly allergic to cats she started feeding a few which turned into many.
All the cats were neutered and vetted and for the last 10 years. Michelle’s garage has become the “local diner” for all the stray cats, possums, and raccoons that meander into her garage for food or shelter. She’s cared for and found permanent loving homes for 30 + cats and inhaled enough cat dander that she’s no longer allergic. She recently got involved with the Stray Cat Relief Fund as a volunteer to help feed the “pier” cats which developed into a permanent position as a SCRF board member.
Michelle is a Center City Realtor with Keller Williams Philly and lives with five cats; Mojito, Mazzie, Mia, Moby and Mikhala. She has too many outdoor “kids” to list in her bio!