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Kathy Anderson

Dec 06, 2012 09:16AM ● By Style

Photos by Dante Fontana, © Style Media Group.

Cats, dogs, cockatiels, miniature donkeys, rats, chickens, pygmy goats and other pet critters have all thrived under the devoted care of Kathy Anderson.

This dedicated creature lover currently serves as community outreach and operations manager for Animal Outreach of the Mother Lode (, helping to save the lives of our four-legged friends.

Anderson discovered Animal Outreach while working as a volunteer photographer taking weekly “Adopt-A-Pet” photos for a local newspaper. In 2007, she became the foster program coordinator for El Dorado County Animal Services. Dr. Shirley Harmon, the veterinarian for both organizations, later recruited Anderson into the Animal Outreach family.


“Animal Outreach provides low and often no cost dog and cat spay/neuter services to all,” Anderson says. As her job duties attest, Anderson, too, plays an important role in the energetic team that keeps the doors of Animal Outreach open. Her position entails tasks such as public relations, donor development, community outreach, customer care and social media marketing, as well as daily operations management of the shelter and clinic. On top of all that, she rallies the many alliances of municipal shelters, other rescue groups, business partners, off-site adoption locations, foster care providers and volunteers to work together as effectively as possible to further Animal Outreach’s mission “to save more lives!”

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