Kathy Stevens, Founder and Director of Catskill Animal Sanctuary, spent her childhood on a Virginia horse farm, years that instilled in her a deep love of and respect for all animals. Yet she also saw the ugly side of an industry that uses animals as commodities. Little did she know how such a childhood would shape her future. Kathy received her masters degree in Public Policy from Tufts University, then spent eleven years as a high school English teacher. In 2000, she was invited to become the principal of a new charter high school. Instead, one year later, she opened Catskill Animal Sanctuary. In a few short years, CAS has become one of the nation’s leading sanctuaries for farmed animals, and with the launching of its children’s camp and vegan cooking program, a powerful voice for compassionate living. Kathy’s first book, Where the Blind Horse Sings, shares the life-changing lessons learned from a blind horse, a sheep, and a rooster, and received much critical and popular acclaim. It is available in paperback on Amazon. Her second book, Animal Camp, will be released in August 2010. Kathy lives behind the barn with her dog Murphy and her cats Fat Boy and Mouse.
Room B 3:00pm