Founded by Anna Hussmann in 2020, Kitty Pawtrol serves New Hanover and surrounding counties. Beyond its TNR program, KP’s goal is to provide education to the community on the value of community cats. KP partners with local fosters/rescues to assist in placement when appropriate (such as a litter of kittens or friendly cats). Already to date, KP has helped with dental surgery and infection control of various wounds (the last being a cat that was found with an open face wound which has improved greatly thanks to KP and the partner veterinarian!). KP believes in being a voice for the unwanted/unseen community cats.
Board of Directors
Anna Hussmann - President
Anna has always been an animal lover, particularly a cat lover and always knew she wanted to help them but never quite knew how. In 2019, she moved into a new home and discovered it came with a momma cat and her 3 kittens. This was the first time she really came in contact with a community cat. She started researching what options were available and discovered TNR. After much educating, reading, and watching others she realized this was the way she would help. She wants to be the voice of the voiceless and help them live the best lives they can in their outdoor homes.
Cathy Street - Treasurer
Cathy is proud mom of Olive and Raja, both rescue kitties. She has always been an animal lover (her father still calls her by her nickname 'Cat', given to her thanks to the numerous cats she has had in her life since a child). She comes to Wilmington after thirteen years in Nashville, TN where she was founder and Artistic Director of Street Theatre Company. She is a professional theatre artist, directing, musical directing, and performing in Wilmington and she also works as a bookkeeper for Donna Meacham, CPA.
Bethany Guertin - Secretary
Beth has always loved animals and only wishes she could keep them all! At the moment, though, she is very content with one - silly, outgoing, loving yellow lab Bella. Beth also loves art, music and books, and works as the admin for UNCW’s Department of Art & Art History. She loves to travel and comes to Wilmington from Boston after having spent time in Arizona and her childhood in Rhode Island.
Alyx Quincey - Member at Large
Alyx has lived in Wilmington for about 20 years now - "Guess that makes me a local." Her current demon fluffs are Tortuga Bean and Gustav Badtz Maru, otherwise known as Tooga and Gus Gus. She works at NHRMC so that the two fuzzbutts are fed and have a constant supply of poop sand. She is a huge animal lover and would love to adopt all the kitties, but instead joined with Kitty Pawtrol to help all the kitties.
Delia Stanley - Member at Large
Delia Stanley is an artist, musician and writer living in Wilmington, NC. She's the mother of one human, one pupper, and one kitty, collectively known as the "Goofy Goober Crew". You can find her supporting Kitty Pawtrol's social media and graphic design needs!
Paula Clarity - Member at Large
Bio coming soon!