Meet The Alleycats & Aristocats Team

Our dedicated volunteers work hard to ensure rescued cats are taken care of and adopted into their forever homes.

Jennifer Doyle
Jennifer Doyle
I guess I’m the founder of this rescue? Prior to the inception of Alleycats & Aristocats in January 2022 I briefly served on the board for another Cleveland rescue. My vision for A&A was to bring like-minded passionate cat lovers together in Medina County to help homeless community cats. I wasn’t always a crazy cat lady. I’ve always loved and kept many animals as pets throughout my life. But I did not become heavily involved in cat rescue until the beginning of the pandemic. It became my passion project during a time when I really needed something to give me purpose. I fell in love with cat rescue and I fell fast. I started fostering and doing TNR work and it just grew from there. I am addicted to creating happy endings for cats; especially the ones that have been through some crap, the ones that don’t trust you yet but you can see something in their eyes. They are longing for love. I do a little bit of everything within the rescue as Chief Cat Wrangler. But really, I am nothing without the amazing people that serve on this board with me. Each of us plays a very significant role in making this rescue successful. I am thankful every day for all the people that make this rescue a success, for both the people and the cats.
Jen
Jen
I have been with A&A since the beginning. I met our founder Jen D. in 2020 when she was fostering for another local rescue group. I adopted one of her fosters and eventually started volunteering for the group as well. When Jen started A&A, I followed her over and she quickly convinced me to start fostering. I also help out with cat care at one of our store locations every week, process applications, post online content, keep track of volunteer info and take photos of our events and kitties ready for adoption.

Getting updates from the adoptive families is one of my favorite parts of rescue. It’s so rewarding to see your former fosters flourishing in their forever homes and bringing joy to their families, especially the cats that started out “spicy.” Those are the kitties that took extra time and work to help them blossom into loving, sweet furry family members.

I have had cats my entire life and can probably be considered a crazy cat lady. I currently have 3 cats of my own. One has a neurological disorder along with a host of ongoing health issues. Another has had some medical problems and the most recent addition is my first foster fail. They are all special in their own way and I’m honored they chose me to be their momma.

Michelle
Michelle
I met Jennifer when she started Alleycats & Aristocats. I was volunteering for Medina Meow Fix at the time, and her rescue group was a gift from heaven, as MMF was in dire need of a rescue group to place the adoptable cats and kittens that were being trapped. It was an extra bonus, because she lived in Brunswick as I did, which made transporting and transferring cats extra easy.

I admire the way Jennifer runs her organization and the philosophy that all cats deserve love, no matter where they come from!

I help the rescue with their bookkeeping, assist with cleaning at Petco and COTS, finding barn cat placement, assisting with adoptions, grant writing, transportation and other paperwork.

I have loved cats all of my life, starting with my first cat, Tootsie Roll. I currently have 3 kitties and 4 little dogs. And a husband that puts up with all of my cat shenanigans!

Nicole S
Nicole S
I have been a huge animal lover my whole life and have always had pets growing up. Currently I have 3 cats – Milo, Rhea, and Felix, and 2 dogs – Rocky and Riley.

I started volunteering at Alleycats and Aristocats December 2022. It all started when I was looking online for an organization that would allow my students at school the opportunity to engage in projects and get involved with animal rescue. That led to me coming in and volunteering during the week and I have loved every moment of it. On top of volunteering at Cats on the Square, I have been posting kitties that are available for adoption on Petfinder. It is truly the best feeling in the world working with so many caring individuals that work so hard day in and day out to ensure that every cat in our care gets the love and care that they deserve.

One of my favorite quotes that I think of often when working in animal rescue comes from Ralph Waldo Emerson, and it states “to know even one life has breathed easier because you lived. This is to have succeeded.” I am so grateful to be a part of such a wonderful organization.

Lily
Lily
I first started with A&A when they started taking cats from my TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) partner and me. It was a connection worth nurturing, and I found myself getting more involved as time went on. I started doing TNR as a young teenager and volunteered with several rescues, then struck out on my own as an independent rescuer. Though I did a lot of other aspects of rescue in the past, my true passion lies with feral and stray cats. In mid-2023 I finally gave up my independent status and joined as their TNR coordinator.

I have two cats, one old (Poofball) and one young (Kingsley), and live with a third cat, a dog, and a guinea pig. I have a degree in Animal Science, work in Veterinary Medicine, and am working on becoming Fear Free certified which can be helpful when working with feral cats.

My favorite part is getting the shy/traumatized cats to come out of their shell and trust again. I prefer working with adult cats, especially when there’s nowhere else for them to go. Seeing the cats that previously struggled and now thrive is amazing. I’m excited for the future and all of the cats that will benefit under this collaboration. I’m honored to be invited to be a part of A&A.

Halley
Halley
I met Jennifer in 2022 when I adopted my first Suphalak, now known as Binx. I have been fostering for a number of rescues since 2014, and always have a pack of dogs and cats in the house due to consistent foster fails. I joined Alleycats & Aristocats in 2023 to help support their incredible rescue efforts and handle any legal issues as they arise. Running a 501(c)(3) isn’t easy, and I’m so impressed by Jennifer’s and the whole team’s amazing work to build such a successful organization. I’m honored to become part of this incredible group.
Lindsay
Lindsay
My love for kitties began in my early teens, when I rescued an abandoned kitten from outside & cared for it on my own. From the moment I looked into his helpless, frightened little eyes – I knew what my calling in life would be! I am truly honored to be a part of this amazing group!

I currently have five cats of my own, a GSD and 2 children with another on the way! My husband, Chris, and I have been married eight wonderful years.

I joined AlleyCats & Aristocats in November 2022. The compassion, dedication, professionalism and determination I have seen from this team is unbelievable.

I am in charge of managing the applications that come in for adopting our cats, as well as helping with volunteer and foster applications. I love playing a role in finding forever homes for our kitties & want our adopters to know we are here for them throughout the entire process, as well as the future. I am also in the store often, helping with cleaning duties and care for the kitties as well as organizing, planning, and fostering.

I think it’s so amazing to see the dedication from all of our volunteers and directors. We have not ever given up on any cat, no matter how bad the case may be. We will fight until the very end, and do everything we can for these cats. It’s truly admirable.

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