Sally Bahner

Sally E Bahner, freelancer writer

Sally E. Bahner has been a writer and editor for 40 years. Her office assistants are Tekla, a Russian Blue, and Mollie, a black and white domestic shorthair.


  • Writer for 40+ years
  • Specializing in cats content for 20+ years
  • Former editor-in-chief of The Whole Cat Journal
  • Feline behavior and care consultant



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. More recently, she has developed a practice as a feline behavior and care consultant. 


Bahner is a supporting member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and  the Cat Writers’ Association. She has received multiple awards through CWA and Connecticut Chapter Society of Professional Journalists competitions.

She has been a guest on Tracie Hotchner’s Dog Talk and Cat Chat and has appeared on local television. 

Sally has taught courses on cat care and has presented programs throughout the New Haven, Connecticut area.

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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