rescuing cats isn't just what she does, it is who she is

Terilynn Mitchell is a registered veterinary nurse who has cared for unadoptable animals for thirty years. She has been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul, as well as other literary journals, and is an award-winning professional member of the Cat Writers Association. She is currently finalizing her book about her rescue and hospice experiences, entitled Isle of the Misfit Cats. She lives in rural Northern California with a small clowder of special needs cats.

Terilynn Mitchell has been recognized for both her work with cats and writing about cats. These awards include: Cat Writers Association Certificate of Excellence both 2021 and 22, and a Cat Writers Association Muse Medallion 2023; Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition, second prize, 2022. Terilynn Mitchell's contributions to the wellbeing of those cats most needing long term care, is often its own reward. So many more of her acts of genuine love will only be known to those cats who love her.

Terilynn's growing social media presence journals her journey with rescue, rehabilitation and treatment. While cats are Terilynn's passion and her calling, she has also rescued various rodents, reptiles and the occasional bird. She nurtures them until they can be released or transported to an appropriate wildlife group, all of whom she has on "speed-dial". In her personal time, Terilynn loves walking, kayaking, or simply relaxing at home with her own "fur muffins".