Liz Finch, director - Best Friends Network

Liz started her career in animal welfare in 1997 by volunteering for several small nonprofits and Los Angeles Animal Services. In 2000, she co-founded a cat rescue organization and began devoting herself more seriously to animal welfare. By 2005, she made the decision to give up her writing career and moved to Kanab, Utah, to work for Best Friends Animal Society. She started her career at Best Friends answering questions from the public on all aspects of animal care and welfare, transitioning into the manager role of that department in 2008.

Today she is the director of the Best Friends Network, where she oversees the community cat programs and Best Friends Network partners, which comprises more than 2,000 rescue groups, spay/neuter organizations and municipal shelters. The network provides support and resources in the form of grants, consulting, marketing materials and other opportunities to help Save Them All.

Liz recently relocated to Phoenix, Arizona, where she lives with three mischievous rabbits and seven cats who frequently interrupt her workday by taking over the desk or wreaking havoc in some other part of the house.