Franny Syufy

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Franny Syufy is an award-winning freelance writer and author who has written about cats and pets since 1997 and contributed to The Spruce Pets for almost 20 years.


  • Award-winning freelance writer who has written about cats since 1997
  • Contributed content to The Spruce Pets for 16 years
  • Author of two pet books



Franny is a former writer for The Spruce Pets, contributing articles for 16 years as well as a freelance writer and author. Franny has written about cats since February 20, 1997. Franny is a professional member of the Cat Writers' Association (CWA), an international organization of cat writers, photographers, artists, and broadcasters.


In addition to her decades of hands-on experience and intensive research to increase her knowledge of cats, Franny has taken courses on feline anatomy, feline medical conditions, and veterinary terminology.

Awards and Publications

Franny Syufy won awards from CWA for her writing in 2003, 2004, and 2005, along with the prestigious PurinaOne Health Award for her article, "When to Call Your Veterinarian for Your Cat." In 2005, Franny was also honored with the Muse Medallion for her work on The Spruce in CWA's online magazine competition.

Awards and Publications

Expertise: Feline anatomy, feline medical conditions, and veterinary terminology
Education: San Francisco State University
Location: Buford, Georgia
Title: Author

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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