Patti was one of seven individuals who began Paws Patrol in Green Valley, AZ in 2006 after recognizing a need for an organization to begin Trap-Neuter-Return to handle a growing feral cat population. Having spent over 25 years in the corporations specializing in benefits administration, planning and communication, Patti brought her knowledge and background to the cat rescue environment. In 2015, Paws Patrol was proud to open its first brick and mortar location to better serve the felines in Southern Arizona and accomplish the organization’s mission.
Patti grew up an only child and her mother’s career required them to move a lot during her childhood. She remembers having cats back to her earliest days, and when the family would move, the cats always went with them. Patti says she was always bringing home some animal, be it a cat, dog, or bird. Today, Patti and her husband foster cats, in addition to their current feline family members. Patti holds a Master’s Degree in Adult Education and Human Resource Development from Fordham University at Lincoln Center in New York.