Cat looking out window

Amber, a valued member of Wendy’s family.

Cats have always been a part of Wendy Averill’s life, whether she’s caring for her own cats, or carrying out Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR).

“There’s a majesty, grace, and intelligence that cats have,” she says.

Wendy is a retired elementary school teacher from Los Angeles who taught for 38 years. She values education and finds it especially important to teach children about compassion, particularly for cats, whose lives often aren’t valued, she says.

Wendy says she has been a longtime donor to Alley Cat Allies because we’re a voice for cats and promote humane programs, like low-cost spay and neuter and TNR, as well as education and outreach.

“Nobody is promoting this in this way that you are,” she says of Alley Cat Allies. “You’re out there at the forefront. You’re educating people.”

Wendy says she decided to include Alley Cat Allies in her estate plan so that our mission to protect and save cats is funded for the future.

“I have been concerned about my life on earth counting for something,” she shared.