Sally Bahner

Sally E Bahner, freelance writer

Sally E. Bahner is a freelance writer with 20+ years experience writing on cat behavior and care, and now owns an independent consulting practice. 


  • 20+ years experience freelance writing focusing on cats
  • Former editor-in-chief of The Whole Cat Journal
  • Feline behavior and care consultant
  • Recently developed a feline behavior and care consulting practice



A longtime local journalist, Sally has spent the last 20 years specializing in cat-related issues, specifically nutrition, holistic care and multiple cat behaviors.

She has been a columnist for several newspapers along the Connecticut shoreline since 1997. Sally was editor-in-chief of The Whole Cat Journal and has contributed to CatNip, Cat Watch, and Animal Wellness. Sally has taught courses on cat care and has presented programs throughout the New Haven, Connecticut area.

Sally contributed cats content for The Spruce Pets and more recently, she developed a practice as a feline behavior and care consultant.


Sally received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Upsala College in 1972.

Awards and Publications

Sally has received multiple awards through CWA and Connecticut Chapter Society of Professional Journalists competitions. She has also been a guest on Tracie Hotchner’s Dog Talk and Cat Chat and has appeared on local television. 

Expertise: Feline behavior and care
Education: Upsala College
Location: Greater New York City Area
Title: Journalist

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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