Shannon Lee

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Shannon Lee has been a freelance writer, editor, and novelist for over 25 years and is a dedicated foster parent to many cats and kittens. 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.


  • More than 25 years writing and editing
  • Has extensive experience with fostering cats and kittens and rehabilitating wildlife
  • Editor for 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 The Nashville Scene, blossombones, and more.

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 from 1994-1998, where she studied History and Library Science.

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

About The Spruce Pets

The Spruce Pets, a Dotdash Meredith brand, is a new kind of pets website offering practical, real-life tips and training advice to help you care for your pet. The Spruce Pets reaches 10 million people each month. Learn more about us, our editorial process, and our commitment to ensuring we are providing you with the most trustworthy veterinarian advice.