In the aftermath of the October wildfires in Northern California, one woman has devoted much of her time to finding lost cats — going out nightly with a group of volunteers.
Here & Now’s Robin Young speaks with Jennifer Petruska of Santa Rosa, California, about her efforts, which include a Facebook group created to help reunite pet owners and pets.
The three organizations that Petruska has partnered with are Wine Country Animal Lovers, No Boundaries Animal Rescue and Outcast Cat Help.
On how she and other searchers look for missing cats
“As we go along, we create a process for how we find these cats. One of the things we do is we set up feeding stations — especially in my area, Coffey Park — and we put up 100 feeding stations right away, right after the fires, and we monitor those and refill them every single day. And when we start seeing somebody eating out of it, then we put in …