Shannon Lee

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Shannon has a deep love of animals; that love led to fostering many cats and kittens. She's raised several litters over the years and happily (though with a tear in her eye) placed them in forever homes. She's often written essays and short stories about those who tugged at her heartstrings the most. As a seasoned writer and editor, she often works with a purring cat lying right beside her laptop.


  • Has extensive experience with fostering cats and kittens
  • Has experience with rehabilitating wildlife
  • Current the proud "Momma" to two elderly felines
  • Has worked with The Spruce Pets since 2021


Shannon Lee has been a freelance writer, editor, and novelist for over 25 years. During that time, she's also opened her home to fostering cats and kittens. Many of those beloved critters have made their way into her writing. Her essays and short stories on pets have appeared in places like The Nashville Scene, blossombones, and more. In addition to writing about pets, she's written extensively on home improvement, higher education, relationships, and the intersection of technology, health, and medicine. When she's not freelancing, Shannon also writes fiction novels - and yes, every one of them includes at least one animal as a supporting character!


Shannon attended Berea College, where she had a beloved dog named - quite aptly - Puppy.

Expertise: Pet care, Pet boarding, Fostering cats and kittens
Education: Berea College
Location: Murray, KY
Title: Pet Care Expert

About The Spruce Pets

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