Christina Donnelly

Christina Donnelly is a writer, editor, and animal welfare advocate who loves to spread cheer in the form of cute animal photos and interesting animal facts. She writes about health and wellness for her 9-to-5, but loves all things lifestyle, travel, food, and pets, too.

  • 8+ years of experience writing digital content about pets, home decor, gardening, food, health, and personal finance
  • 12+ years volunteering for animal welfare organizations, such as the ASPCA and Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary


Christina has worked in digital media for over a decade. She began her career as an Editor at Nickelodeon, then transitioned into lifestyle content, such as home décor, food, pets, and health and science content. Her current 9-to-5 is with Anthem Health, where she works as a content lead. A former Spruce editor, Christina has been contributing content to The Spruce Pets for two years.

Christina first discovered animal welfare and advocacy at the age of 14. Over the years, she has managed an animal welfare organization, volunteered at numerous animal shelters and sanctuaries, and written on all things animals—from scaly creatures (that are actually cute), to facts about goats, to the best animal charities you can support.

In addition, Christina also writes freelance content for other media outlets, including Sharecare, VeryWell, and TripSavvy.


While attending Marist College in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley, Christina studied English with a concentration in writing and Anthropology. Here, she honed her skills in fiction, non-fiction, science writing, and writing for TV, film, and radio.

Christina has always been a writer; in fact, she entered her first writing competition at the age of five with a short story entitled Tutu the Magical Whale. Since then, her writing skills have improved and she’s been published in scholarly magazines and digital media outlets.

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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