| ||Wendy Mirrotto|
Founder & Executive Director
Kitten Krazy, Inc. 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Cat Shelter (May 2004)
Quick Fix Low-Cost Spay/Neuter & Wellness Clinic, a program of Kitten Krazy, Inc. (July 2011)
1980 Graduate of Strongsville High School. The rest of what I learned came from an upbringing on a small farm (yep - in Strongsville!), and the "School of Hard Knocks" thereafter. Married to Mark in December 1984, no children.
After health issues required me to quit my job of 15 years as an Executive Secretary in the business world, I decided to volunteer one day a week at the Parma Animal Shelter just around the corner from my house. At the end of my 4th year of volunteering, I was unanimously voted as Parma Animal Shelter's 1st Chairman of the Board. With the help of my dear friends, Steve Pigott, Esq. and Joan Keller, I was able to secure their 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. During this time, Mark and I moved to Medina.
At the end of my 1-year commitment as Chairman, I chose to focus my energy on my new community of Medina. At that time, there were no organizations set up to take in and care for the lost, abandoned, stray, and unwanted cats in Medina County. I prayed and it was affirmed that God called me to open my own shelter - and Kitten Krazy was born. I renovated a small space in my garage 8'x16' and got started immediately. We renovated our garage multiple times at our own expense, always increasing our ability to care for the cats. From that day until now, we have been at full capacity and have to turn away up to 200 cats weekly.
This prompted me to open Quick Fix Low-Cost Spay/Neuter & Wellness Clinic. With the invaluable help of my friend, Amber Thorne-Hamilton, and some very dedicated volunteers, we succeeded and are operating under the same nonprofit status as Kitten Krazy.
My staff and volunteers are an amazing group of people that I am privileged to work with every day. They care so deeply for the animals we serve and do whatever they can to make their time during spay/neuter or wellness as stress-free and comfortable as possible.
I live in Brunswick Hills with my husband, Mark, two dogs - Holly & Joey, and 4 cats - Piper, Cody, Timmy and Vinnie. In my spare time, well...I don't have much, but I do have a lot of other interests like reading, traveling, crocheting, crafts, shopping, sports (playing and watching) and enjoying friends and family.