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My name is Cindy (Fabry) Thorson. I'm the mother of two wonderful adult children and two beautiful grandchildren. I was born and raised on a small family dairy farm outside of Bonduel. I have lived in the Shawano area my entire life. My barns were full of ferals.  When I think about how Shawano Cares About Critters evolved from a few women that wanted cats to have a better life outside of the reproduction cycle to what we are today, I'm very proud. Cats have brought more blessings to my life than I can count.

My name is Sarah Frankowski. I was born and have lived most of my life in Clintonville. I've always loved animals, and we got our first cat when I was 9. I've had cats ever since then.  I take every opportunity to talk to, and educate people that I come into contact with at work about TNR and getting their pet cats fixed. If you come through my checkout line with cat food I will probably ask about your cats! I'm proud to stand with the SCAC board members and other volunteers as we try to make a difference for the cats in our area.

My name is Kristi (Stenson) Burdey and I am the current President of SCAC, Inc. I was born and raised in Chilton, WI, but for the past 32 years, I have made the Tigerton/Split Rock area my home. I love doing TNR runs and I wear the "Cat Pee n' Tuna Juice" perfume proudly! An added bonus, is that the ladies I am so privileged to work along side are absolutely incredible and we have each others' backs. Just as our families have ours, because without them doing what they do in helping us, we would not be able to do all that we have. What our little group has been able to accomplish in a just a few years is nothing short of amazing.

Heidi Waukechon has been with Shawano Cares About Critters for about 3 years.  She is very involved with trapping and transporting farm and feral cats, fostering and fundraising.


Heidi is also a spay day volunteer for Keshena Animal Help and Rescue and is on the Board of Directors for Cats Anonymous Inc


She is employed as an Independent Nurse Provider for children  with  physical and cognitive disabilities. She lives near Bonduel with her husband Chad and two children, who are helpful live trap cleaners.

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