ACR Board of Directors

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

Laura MLaura Moriarity

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!)

Elizabeth Cabral
Vice Chair

Elizabeth Cabral is a Gemini/CSA Award–nominated picture editor whose strong leadership, communication, and management skills will benefit ACR’s Board of Directors. An advocate of all animals, Elizabeth has been entrenched in helping to combat Toronto’s feral and homeless cat problem since 2010 when she stumbled on her first colony; she now manages three cat colonies. Her TNR efforts have resulted in hundreds of cats being sterilized with many finding forever homes. She has fundraised, fostered and trapped for Annex Cat Rescue and currently serves as its Assessment Home Coordinator, a role that has given her the opportunity to let community cats show their true colours and become lovable pets.

Katie Phillips

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.

Kim HughesKim Hughes
Member-at-Large (Temporary)

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 (r.i.p. sweet boy), Sunny and Mister Hister, Kim is a lifelong cat lover and animal advocate who hopes to one day see cat homelessness end for good.

Sarah Sarah McIntosh
Member-at-Large (Temporary)

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. For the past two years, she has served as Treasurer.

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