Lifesaving Programs Manager
Kaitlyn Simmons is the lifesaving programs manager for Best Friends Animal Society in Atlanta. Before coming to Best Friends, she worked out of an Atlanta municipal shelter and coordinated their rescue and transport initiatives, which highlighted a need for and interest in creative positive outcomes for cats. In her current role with Best Friends, she oversees a community cat program in Cobb County, Georgia a transport initiative and the intake of dogs and cats into the Best Friends Lifesaving Center in Atlanta. Kaitlyn received her masters degree in anthrozoology studying the complex relationships between humans and animals, which culminated in publishing a thesis on longdistance animal transports. She lives in Atlanta with her five cats, her partner and a rotation of foster animals.