About the Founders
Lynette was a co-founder of Feline Outreach, and served on the board of directors as President from 2006 to 2009.
I have always loved cats, but never had the privilege of
sharing my home with one until 1986. That summer, an aquaintance asked
me to take care of his cat while he was out of town for a few months.
I enjoyed Monet's company, and planned on adopting my own cat once Monet
returned home. To my suprise however, the aquaintance didn't ask for Monet
back. He was hoping I would keep her. Well, of course I did. I enjoyed
many years with Monet, and have had the great fortune to have several
other wonderful cats in my life.
In 2004, one of my cats, Meow Meow was diagnosed with diabetes. I was shocked
and dismayed, and determined to learn more about how to treat her illness
properly. Thankfully, I was able to find information on testing blood
glucose levels at home - it was a tremendous relief, as my biggest fear
was injecting more insulin than needed. I also learned about the research
indicating a low-carbohydrate diet would benefit diabetic cats, lowering
their need for insulin. Since I already meal-fed dry food and canned,
it was a simple matter to switch to all canned food.
I soon learned that the change not only benefited my diabetic, but also
my obese cat, Omaha! For almost two years, I'd rationed Lite dry food
for Omaha, and felt terrible as he cried from hunger. Now he could eat
all the canned food he wanted, and the weight was just melting off. Another
cat that had always vomited frequently, was vomiting much less often.
I later adopted a cat with severe anemia and gastro-intestinal problems,
and found he benefited from a better all-wet diet as well. I quickly became
a cat food fanatic.
In addition to all the knowledge I've gained since I began my quest in
2004, I've also gained incredible friends - including Jenny and Trina,
who founded Feline Outreach with me.
More pictures of Lynette's cats are
and her foster cats here.