Dino, Office Manager
Dino joined Kitty Cottage in May of 2018 and quickly earned his way to the top manager position over the past few years. He has been an incredible addition to the team despite having zero rescue experience. Dino works hard to keep staff and volunteers on track, and ensures each person is doing their job correctly. He greets everyone with a smile, and wishes each adopted cat luck as they leave here and venture on to their new journey. He maintains his spot here at the cottage by keeping his soiling habits undesirable. KCAC loves him here and couldn't imagine life without him, they truly would be lost without his input and guidance.
Jillienne (Jill) Winther, Shelter Director
Jill originally joined Kitty Cottage Adoption Center in August 2019. After falling in love with all the residents, she quickly adapted to life in the COVID-Era adoption process. Despite having such limited accessibility to the public, Lori and Jill managed to have some of the best adoptions those years! Sadly, she had to leave the Shelter for a few years, but wants everyone to know-SHE’S BACK and bringing positive energy! While away, she learned a lot working at a veterinarian hospital. Jill is ready, with the help from Dino and Lori, to take Kitty Cottage Adoption Center, Inc. back to its roots; supporting cats (and owners) in the community of Norristown, educating the community on spay/neuters, bringing in more volunteers like our beloved special needs supporters to help socialize our kitty residents, and most importantly opening our door back to the public! We miss the community and how helpful they are with our kitties! Cats are a huge part of her passion and Kitty Cottage’s mission is now Jill’s mission as well!
Lori Strange, Shelter Manager
Lori joined Kitty Cottage in January 2018 and has been a huge asset with her top-notch organizational skills and upbeat personality. You might see Lori behind the desk at Kitty Cottage, but you will also see her caring for the many cats in the cottage, maintaining the property, organizing everything in sight, facilitating adoptions, cleaning, managing volunteers, helping with intake, planning fundraisers, coming up with great ideas to help the Cottage run more smoothly and just generally being helpful. She has always been an animal lover and has had animals all her life including rats, cats, and dogs. She also volunteered at a Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic for 13 years specializing in work with squirrels. After many years working in her corporate career, she decided to follow her passion by working with animals and animal rescue.
Rebekah Colon, Adoption Coordinator
Rebekah joined the Cottage family in early March 2023. She may still be gaining experience when it comes to kitties but she’s determined to be helpful to the Cottage cats in order for them to find a home. Rebekah had many different pets including cats, dogs, gerbils, and more. She majored in Animal Sciences during high school and college. There she gained knowledge about how to run pet based businesses and proper care and handling of many animals. Before coming to the Cottage she worked at a doggy daycare. While working there, she enjoyed the animal aspect-but boy can those dogs bark! She decided that she would much rather be in a calmer environment, and Kitty Cottage-with all of our amazingly Cool Cat residents-was a fantastic fit! Now she has been given the position of Adoption Coordinator, where she will continue to do her best at the Cottage!
Brooke Brush, Social Media Coordinator
Brooke joined the Kitty Cottage staff in January of 2021. Brooke has been around cats since she was born has always had an extreme love and passion for all kinds of kitties. Originally from Long Island, Brooke moved to Philadelphia in 2020 and started volunteering at Kitty Cottage shortly after. Brooke quickly found her home at the Cottage and spent 2.5 years as the Adoption Coordinator. Leaving the kitties and moving back to Long Island was not easy for her, but she still stays very connected to KCAC by keeping social media and the website up to date.