Meet the folks behind Kindness For Cats Inc!!
Cindy became a volunteer for Orange County Animal Services in 2005 and was the first foster parent who was not an OC government employee. Since then she has fostered over 1,000 cats and kittens and even a few puppies and dogs. Early on she discovered her biggest challenge as a foster parent was letting go of her foster cats, not knowing their adopters and if they would continue to receive the TLC she provided them while in her care. She started doing everything she could to find adopters for her fosters, including placing signs in her yard, flyers in local stores and networking through friends and family. From there Kindness For Cats was born so she could take her foster felines to the internet where they would get much more exposure. It was a natural progression to create the KFCI website and make it a resource for everything cat related. KFCI has remained a small organization by design, consisting of a few foster parents whose passion was and still is cats!
Beth Otto is a now retired teacher of the deaf and full-time foster mom. She has been volunteering and fostering for Orange County Animal Services since 2009 and has fostered approximately 500 cats/kittens during that time. She had three indoor only cats of her own- Baby Girl (15 yrs), Leilah (10 yrs), and Smudge (4 yrs)—all rescues. In addition, she has two feral TNR (trap-neuter-return) cats in her yard and assists with feeding a TNR feral colony. In her spare time, she and her husband love to travel within the United States and abroad. She's also into fitness and tries to get a good workout in daily.
A certified "Cat Freak", Caroline has been volunteering as a foster mom for OCAS cats and kittens since 2009. She and her partner Michael share their home with eight cats, not including fosters. Caroline is the creator and host of the YouTube video channel "Kitten School" where she offers hands-on advice about cat health, behavior, and training. She is a published author and visual artist, specializing in animal-themed art.