Susan was born a Leo and her Chinese New Year is the tiger. It’s no wonder she’s loved cats her entire life. She found her first two cats up her neighbor’s tree when she was in grade school and had cats the rest of her childhood. When she got her first apartment, the very first thing she did was adopt two cats from The Morris Animal Refuge. Animals have always been her passion and that caused her to become a vegetarian when she was eleven years old.
When Susan’s youngest daughter got her driver’s license over two years ago, she had more free time and decided to get involved in animal rescue. Around Thanksgiving she went to PetSmart for food for her son’s lizard. As she was leaving, she saw the saddest cat all alone in a cage. The cat was so distraught she was hiding in a little cat cave. The woman at the register said all the other cats were adopted except for this one. She took a picture of the cat’s information and emailed SCRF that she wanted to foster the cat. A minute later Karen called her and two days later she had Mia who found her forever home.
About a month later she had two feral kittens who were eventually adopted by a retired teacher. She started volunteering at our TNR events, had some more fosters and then fostered a mama cat with nine kittens. Then a male kitten with medical issues needed a foster. The nine kittens were adopted and she kept the male kitten along with the feral mama. Susan is married, has four grown children, six cats, a rescue dog, and a lizard. Along with TNR she assists with our fundraising efforts.
Susan grew up in the Philly suburbs, graduated from Drexel University and currently resides in Medford, NJ.