ACR Board of Directors

Meet Annex Cat Rescue’s Volunteer Board of Directors for 2020-2021

Elizabeth Cabral
Chair

An advocate of all animals, Elizabeth Cabral has been entrenched in helping to combat Toronto’s feral and homeless cat problem since 2010 when she stumbled on her first colony. Her TNR efforts have resulted in hundreds of cats being sterilized and many finding forever homes. For the past 3 years Elizabeth has run one of ACR’s biggest fundraisers, STWM, with each year more successful than the last and she accomplished her first half marathon! Among many duties, Elizabeth is also the Board Liaison for the West end ACR colonies assisting with booking vet appointments and bringing cats in for assessment/socializing as the Assessment Coordinator, a role that has given her the opportunity to let community cats show their true colours and become lovable pets.

Elizabeth is a Gemini/CSA Award–nominated picture editor with strong leadership, communication, and management skills and she also brings her experience from her 3yr term on the Board of the Toronto Humane Society to benefit ACR’s Board of Directors.

Julia Luo
Co-Chair

After several years of volunteering with Toronto Cat Rescue in different roles, Laura became involved with ACR three 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!)

Katie Phillips
Treasurer

Katie has been volunteering with ACR since 2016 as the medical coordinator for the foster team. In this role, she works with ACR’s wonderful foster homes and partner vets to organize any necessary medical care for our cats including annual vaccinations, spays/neuters, and emergency vet visits. Prior to her volunteer work with ACR, Katie spent 10 years working at various regular and emergency vets in Toronto as both an animal care attendant and receptionist. Katie currently shares her home with her two rescue cats, Neville and Spencer, who enjoy spending their time meowing for food and sleeping in sunbeams. In her spare time, she also enjoys reading, doing yoga, watching movies, and rock climbing.

HeatherHeather Page
Secretary, Fundraising Officer

When Heather first moved to Toronto in 2013, she started fostering with ACR so that her partner’s cat would have friend to hang out with. After spending some time living outside of Canada, Heather moved back to Toronto, and her first priority was fostering again. Before she even had a couch in her new place, she had a mama cat and 3 kittens taking over her living room. One of those kittens, Riker, turned out to be a ‘foster fail’ and he is now the loving older foster brother of many ACR foster cats. Heather’s Instagram is the spot to visit if you’re interested in learning about her latest foster cats. Heather is currently in her first ever term as an ACR board member and she looks forward to helping them continue their great work.

Cary Mac Bay
Member-at-Large

Cary started volunteering with ACR as a feral feeder for the Kensington & Chinatown routes. She has also helped with trapping and fostering for Annex. She also been involved with managing three colonies. She works at a veterinary clinic and in her spare time she spends her time with her cats and watching movies and reading.

Cary is looking forward to being on the board with ACR helping homeless and stray cats in Toronto.