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Board of Directors

Michele Antonia - President

Michele has been involved in animal welfare for as long as she can remember. Over the course of her work on numerous projects, including a campaign to end greyhound racing, a campaign to end the use of gestation crates for pigs and a petition to protect the lowland gorillas of Camaroon, Michele has brushed shoulders with the likes of Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey. Michele has been trapping cats and promoting alternatives to euthanasia for 20 years. Her current activities in animal welfare include serving as the president/cofounder of Animal Compassion Project, the president of Collier Community Cat Coalition and the chairperson for the DAS Citizens’ Advisory Board. Michele is also an educator, teaching at Immokalee Technical Center and serving on the FL DOE’s standing committee for GED and AAAE.
Tina Bland - Vice President

Tina, a native Floridian, has always been an animal lover with a particular fondness for cats. She began trapping cats behind a local restaurant where she worked and has been trapping and promoting alternatives to euthanasia ever since. She is also a private chef, works at a local hospital, enjoys gardening and has a passion for folk art and all things creative.  Tina is married to a man named William who is from Maine, is a great cat daddy and shares her interests and passions.

Pamela MayPamela May - Secretary

Pamela moved to Naples from Cape Cod, Mass., in 2005. She loves animals and cannot recall a time when she didn’t live with at least one. At the present time, she has two cats: a feral and a stray who both run her household. Pamela is an Activity Director at a retirement home and often brings in therapy animals to interact with the residents. She treasures the animals' therapeutic impact and how they enrich the lives of the senior residents. In her spare time she enjoys the beauty and wildlife that Southwest Florida has to offer.

We have exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our tax ID number is 03-0409650. Our Florida registration number is CH 16980. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll free 800-435-7352 within the state or by contacting Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.