SPEAKERS

NEW YORK 2020

  • Jackson Galaxy is a partner and will be giving the keynote at Cat Camp. He is the host of Animal Planet's My Cat From Hell and two-time New York Times best-selling author with 20+ years of experience helping humans understand cats and helping cats find their mojo.

    Learn more about Jackson Galaxy or his non-profit, Jackson Galaxy Foundation.

  • Hannah Shaw is a kitten rescuer, humane educator, and New York Times bestselling author who has dedicated her life to finding innovative ways to protect animals. Her project, Kitten Lady, strives to create global change in the way we perceive and treat the tiniest and most vulnerable felines.

    Kitten Lady provides educational media, training resources, and instructional workshops that help individuals and animal shelters learn how to save the lives of kittens--in a fun and engaging format.

    Shaw is the author of the bestselling book Tiny But Mighty (Penguin Random House, 2019) and the children’s book Kitten Lady’s Big Book of Little Kittens (Simon and Schuster, 2019.)

    Shaw is also the founder of Orphan Kitten Club, a 501(c)3 charitable organization which provides lifesaving programs including a neonatal kitten nursery, a TNR program, and the world’s first grant program specifically funding innovation in kitten welfare.

  • Andrew Marttila is professional animal photographer best known for his captivating images of felines. He reaches hundreds of thousands of cat lovers through social media where he documents his travels promoting shelters across the country, taking photos for clients, and snuggling his cat, Haroun. Andrew's photography has been featured in Catster, Vanity Fair, Real Simple, and The Guardian, and on CNN and MSNBC, among others. Andrew is the photographer behind Shop Cats of New York and Cats on Catnip. He lives in San Diego, CA.

  • Adam Myatt is not your normal crazy cat lady. What started as a simple photography hobby featuring his community's feral 'Hoodcats,' quickly turned into a life changing journey which lead to helping co-found the first permanent cat cafe in the USA. Before opening the Cat Town Cafe and Adoption Center, Myatt took an inspirational trip to Japan to see cat cafes in action, and visit two of the feral cat islands. Then in the fall of 2016, he embarked on the #CatManAcrossAmeowica road trip, where he visted more than a dozen open cat cafe's across North America. Learn more at www.catmanwestoakland.com and follow along on Instagram.com/catmanofwestoakland

  • Megan Kott has been working as a professional illustrator since 2006.  In addition to creating beautiful watercolor pet portraits and traveling the craft fair circuit - Megan designs graphics, illustrations, and textiles for a variety of clients including Chronicle Books, Maximum Fun, Meowbox, and Tea Collection. When she isn't painting cats, she enjoys looking at animals in predicaments, drinking coffee, and sitting on her porch when the weather is pleasant. In addition to being an artist, she is a lifelong cat lover - her first word was "kitty." Her current work is created in Milwaukee, WI alongside her husband and 3 mischievous cats.

  • Will Zweigart is the founder of Flatbush Cats, an all volunteer, 501(c)(3) TNR group working to reduce the feral and homeless cat population in Brooklyn and beyond. He's focused on inspiring and empowering more people to support local rescue efforts through TNR, fostering, and colony management.

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    Latonya "Sassee" Walker is from the Brownsville area in Brooklyn, NY. She currently resides in one of the NYCHA's buildings in Canarsie. She has loved animals all of her life, especially cats- she's always had them growing up and they lived until 17/18 years of age. She is now a regular trapper and she practices TNR in the rougher neighborhoods in Brooklyn. After seeing the cats outside, she decided to "walk the talk." She is proud to say that she changes a life almost every day and she does TNR for a lot of elderly feeders, people with no money, homeless shelters, nursing homes, etc. Not a week goes by where she does not trap. She is one of the featured stories on The Cat Rescuers - a Documentary Film.

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    A true born and raised New Yorker, Lee Domaszowec founded PhoenixFireSC after working in the animal welfare, non profit, and operations world for many years. The goal of PhoenixFire is to help passionate people change the world, faster.

    Lee brings a unique perspective to animal welfare, having extensive experience in both the for profit and non profit worlds. He has traveled extensively across the country visiting dozens of shelters, participated in many large scale adoption events, and worked with countless rescues. As a development professional, Lee is an expert in acquiring and managing the funding necessary for our lifesaving work. He is personally passionate about animal welfare and still fosters and volunteers with a number of organizations.

CAT CAMP NYC & CAT CAMP SD 2020 HAVE BEEN CANCELLED, DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS

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