Cathy M. Rosenthal
Cathy M. Rosenthal is an author, columnist, lecturer, storyteller, and most importantly a lifelong pet owner with decades of experience in the animal welfare field.
Rosenthal began her career as a journalist and photographer for a major daily newspaper. Her love of animals and her talent in communications and marketing eventually led her to a career working with animal shelters and national humane organizations.
For the past 25 years, she’s made writing and speaking about pets and animal welfare issues the center of her life’s work. She knows how animals can work their way into our human hearts – and what happens when the human/animal bond is broken. Her intention is to bridge the communication gap, so people don’t abandon their pets on the street or at animal shelters.
Rosenthal writes about unusual animal antics and common pet behaviors to help people better understand and live happily ever after with their pets. She writes from experience, both professional and personal. Want to know how to move with your pet? Rosenthal has moved more than 30 times, and every time, her dogs and cats have been in tow.
Through the years, Rosenthal has lobbied Congress on animal welfare issues, created disaster plans for local animal shelters, and launched and taught humane education programs and summer camps for adults and children. She’s appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs to promote responsible pet care and discuss the problems that lead to pet homelessness.
As a communications expert, Cathy is a sought-after speaker on the animal welfare circuit. She is also a Certified Humane Education Specialist, and the author of several children’s picture books on pet care, including The Lucky Tale of Two Dogs and The Happy Tale of Two Cats.
Through the years, Cathy’s shared her life with more than a dozen dogs and cats, a few birds, and lots of tropical fish. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, a pet-friendly guy, and a very vocal Boxer mix named Buster.