ACR Board of Directors

Meet Annex Cat Rescue’s Volunteer Board of Directors for 2017-2018

Kim Hughes with FueKim Hughes
Chair

Kim has played multiple roles during her tenure with ACR. Prior to being elected Chair in summer 2017, she served as Vice-Chair as well as Board liaison for ACR’s expanding roster of east end colonies, a role she maintains. Kim also feeds weekly at a longstanding Danforth-area colony and acts as ACR’s blog coordinator and a frequent newsletter and website contributor.

An entertainment journalist and editor by trade and two-legged mom to former strays Fue, Sunny and Mister Hister, Kim is a lifelong cat lover and animal advocate who hopes to one day see cat homelessness end for good.

MarianneMarianne Premuzic
Vice Chair

In 2009, Marianne and her husband Alan adopted a very vocal and affectionate 11 year old black cat from the Toronto Humane Society. Both were completely smitten with Shadow and he would become the inspiration for Marianne’s volunteer work with Annex Cat Rescue. In 2011, Marianne started out as a feral cat feeder; in 2012 became colony coordinator for the Kensington route and was elected to the Board of Directors (for the first time). During that period, Annex Cat Rescue launched the Co-op Cats Spay Neuter Campaign. For Marianne, this campaign wherein 90 cats were spayed or neutered, and vaccinated, remains one of her most rewarding experiences in cat rescue with much credit to fellow organizers: Liz Cabral, Kathy McDonald, Joanna Reading and Jennifer Riley. In 2014, Marianne and Alan lost Shadow to cancer when he was 16 years old. Two Annex Cat Rescue cats, Farley and Micah, followed in his footsteps, providing daily inspiration and unconditional love as well as joy, humour and warmth to their household. Marianne currently volunteers as Trapping Coordinator for ACR and was elected to the board of ACR for the second time in June of 2017. Shadow will always hold a very special place in her heart.

Sarah Sarah McIntosh
Treasurer

Sarah has been volunteering with ACR since 2011 as a foster home and has fostered over 20 cats. So far, she’s successfully managed to part with all of them when the right person comes along. She has also been a feral cat feeder and an event volunteer, including participating in the annual Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Charity Challenge.

Sarah’s “day job” is Manager of Certification at CMC-Canada. She enjoys travelling, reading and a good cup of tea.

Laura MLaura Moriarity
Secretary

After several years of volunteering with Toronto Cat Rescue in different roles, Laura became involved with ACR two years ago when she took in her amazing (now foster-failed) cat Agent Dale Cooper! She was so impressed with the care, time and effort shown by ACR that after a few months of fostering, she became involved with the Foster coordination team and is continuing that work while taking in the occasional short-term foster cat or kittens.

Laura works in customer support, and Coop and his two rescued feline brothers keep her busy at home (when they aren’t snoozing the days away in their catio!)

SkySky Lamothe
Member at Large

Sky first became involved with ACR as an Community Manager in early 2014. Sky’s passions lie in imagining new ways to find good homes for our cats faster and educating the public on feral colonies and TNR. She serves as communications Board liaison, membership coordinator, occasional foster home and is one of ACR’s representatives on the Toronto Feral Cat Coalition. Last year Sky served as Chair and western colonies board liaison. This is her third year on the board.

Sky lives with three rescue cats: Jackson who was abandoned (TAS), Finnwin who came from a hoarding situation (THS) and Cookie (ACR), whose mother is still living in her colony. You may run into her walking one of her cats around the neighbourhood at 6 am in his pet stroller (AKA the “Finnmobile”).

Jennifer and IvanJennifer Moore
Member at Large

Jennifer Moore is an accomplished singer, composer and music educator, whose most recent CD Twig reflects her commitment to the non-human animals in her life, as well as her love for our planet. Jennifer has been involved in cat rescue for over a decade and has been a dedicated caretaker at one of our eastern colonies for six years, where she has trapped and hand captured numerous feral and semi-feral cats when they have needed veterinary care. Jennifer was instrumental in finding homes for all the tame cats living at the colony site (two of the cats live with her to this day) and she has played an important role in creating a mindful colony feeding team that sends out daily reports regarding the cats to ensure we notice if anyone is injured, unwell or missing.

Jennifer shares her home with her much-loved feline companions, all of whom are rescues, a fiesty blind guinea pig and a charismatic red-eared slider.

Robin Sarafinchan
Member at Large

Robin Sarafinchan is excited to be joining the ACR board for the first time. Robin got involved in the cat community eight years ago when she started feeding a feral cat colony.

The Cherry Street Colony at one time had close to 25 cats, but with TNR, adoptions and deaths from various causes, it’s now down to 8. Robin became involved in trapping and rescuing in the community and to date has helped close to 1000 cats!

She shares her house with a multitude of rescued cats and one biped to help with the feeding.