Kristi Brooks is the director of operations for Cat Adoption Team (CAT), the Northwest’s largest adoption-guaranteed, cat-focused shelter. CAT finds homes for approximately 3,000 cats each year, including more than 800 “graduates” of the kitten foster program. Kristi started fostering in 2002, taking over coordination of the kitten foster program in 2004 and developing it into a nationally recognized model. Kristi has traveled to shelters across the country to help them implement kitten foster programs based on CAT’s model, resulting in dramatic increases in save rates in these shelters.
Kristi is an active member of the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland’s leadership team and lifesaving committee, working closely with county shelter partners to increase the feline save rate in the greater Portland metro area, from 46 percent in 2006 to 92 percent in 2016. Kristi lives just outside of Portland with her husband, daughter and adopted cat, Kate.
Saturday, July 16, 2016
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Proven Winners: Two Fantastic Kitten Care Programs