Lead Volunteer for APA!’s Cat Assessment Team
Frances Flower is the lead volunteer for APA!’s Cat Assessment Team since 2009. She works with a very small team of dedicated volunteers evaluating and helping save cats at the city shelter – the voice for cats and kittens that end up with no place to go. Frances has also been an APA! foster (adopting two snuggly senior kitties– Rocky and Charlie), developed the cat foster mentor program, and she now trains new cat evaluators for the Assessment Team.
Frances – a native Brit – followed her passion for animals by interning in the States at a wildlife hospital, then studying seals and swans in the UK and dairy cattle behavior in Canada. After receiving her Doctorate in Animal Welfare from UBC, Vancouver she moved to Austin in 2006. She now manages the day-to- day running of Whole Foods Market Farm Animal Welfare program, working with more than 2900 farmers and ranchers, and impacting the lives of 290 million farm animals in North America.