That’s where Mary-Ann comes in. Working full-time by day, Mary-Ann serves as a foster carer coordinator by night. She is the point of contact between Furry Friends team members and its many generous foster carers. Joining the charity seven months ago, she frequently reaches out to our carers for updates on the cats and kittens being cared for. ‘I am an absolute animal lover and have a few furkids of my own,’ she says, ‘I wanted to help the many cats and kittens looking for new homes and to help other families find their forever furkids to join their homes.’
Outside of her work with us, Mary-Ann cares for her ‘cats, dogs and chickens on … [her] farm.’ Her love for animals is something that stretches back into her past. ‘From a young age I was the kid who always wanted to bring home the cats, kittens and animals that needed a new home,’ Mary-Ann shares. For her, one of the greatest fulfillments of the role is seeing the fostered animals being adopted and blossom in their new homes.
‘Anyone who is able to help,’ Mary-Ann concludes, ‘it is very rewarding and will be greatly appreciated by the team at Furry Friends.’
Fun fact: Mary-Ann enjoys ‘gardening, arts and crafts … [and] reading.’
Written by Matthew Leong for FFARQ