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Adopting a new cat? Get free advice from our expert!


June is Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month and we’re celebrating with a live expert Q&A on our Facebook page! If you or someone you know is adding a new cat to your home, join us Thursday, June 14 from 12-2 p.m. ET for Bringing Kitty Home: Adoption and Care Advice for New Cat Parents. Abby Smith, executive director of Chicago-based adoption group Felines & Canines, will be there to answer your questions.


Abby Smith is executive director of Felines & Canines, a Chicago-based adoption group.

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For the past 10 years, Abby Smith has been the executive director of Felines & Canines (formerly Felines Inc.), a cageless cat shelter in Chicago. Abby began her career in animal welfare with a background in sales and customer service and a desire to make a tangible impact on the homeless cat community in Chicago. Quickly climbing the ranks from a part time adoption counselor to the executive director of Felines & Canines, Abby transformed a then 25-year-old organization on the verge of bankruptcy into one of Chicagoland’s most highly respected and successful adoption centers. With a focus on human and animal matchmaking, stellar customer service and the willingness to assist animals of all ages and needs, Felines & Canines finds homes for hundreds of cats every year.

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