Staff Spotlight

Dana Widmer

How long have you been the Feline Coordinator at Five Acres? I have been with Five Acres since the end of February but in this field for 20 years.

What do you love most about your job? I love being around the cats and watching the shy ones blossom and to gain confidence in our care.

So far, what has been your favorite moment or memory as a staff member? My favorite moment so far is learning we have already reached the number of adoptions made for all of last year.

What drew you to a job at Five Acres? I applied because I wanted to be back with a shelter that the focus was on the cats, with a shelter just for cats.

What is your favorite thing about Five Acres? My favorite thing about Five Acres is the care we give all the animals, and the fact that our kitty cottage is free roaming. Also, that we have a great team of employees and dedicated volunteers.

Do you have a favorite past or present Five Acres animal? Why are they your favorite? I haven’t been here long but my current favorite cat is Layla – she is a shy girl and I love to watch her gain confidence everyday! And the fact that she follows me around waiting for Fancy Feast!

Do you have any pets of your own?I have 3 rescue cats and 1 dog and my office kitty.

When you are not working, what do you like to do in your free time? In my spare time I am a bit of a homebody, but enjoy going to the movies, eating out or spending time outdoors. I love my time off to spend with my own critters.