R.O.A.R. Squad: Michele and her cat, Earl

A very wam welcome to our latest R.O.A.R. Squad member from New Jersey: Michele C. Hollow!

Michele is the author of the website Pet News and Views and has written for The NY Times, NY Daily News, The Star-Ledger, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Cat Fancy, Dog Fancy, Pet Style News, and other national publications. She is also listed as an expert at DogTime.com [via].

To learn more about the R.O.A.R Squad (Rescue Owners Are Rockin!), or if you would like to be profiled, all the info you need is HERE. A special shout out to the fabulous folks in New Brunswick, and Newfoundland. These are the last provinces we need-  we really need you!

Rockin’ Rescue Owner: Michele C. Hollow

A History of Rescue: I always tell everyone I meet to get their pet from a local shelter or rescue club, but I’ve never managed to get that far. Growing up, I had two dogs, which were given to us by other family members who had dogs and didn’t want to take care of them. Then when I went to college, a chocolate point Siamese cat wandered into my copy editing class. So I took (the soon to be named) Magic home with me, and he lived with my mom for 20 years.

The Story Continues: When I had my first job at a small newspaper in southern LA, a litter of four kittens was born under a production table. I took two–Belle, a grey and tan tabby, and her brother, Gigs, a black cat. The other two kittens and mom got good homes. Both cats lived to ripe old ages. And a week after Belle died at 20, a grey and white cat with a badly broken leg appeared on my door step. Earl is still with us. He’s about 15 years old.

One Way or Another They Find Their Home: So, I’m not a shelter rescue person–even though I would be. I just find cats, or they find me.

Where: New Jersey

Want to meet another rescue owner from New Jersey? Check out Eric and his dog, Buddha!

Join the R.O.A.R. Squad

Our goal is to make having a rescue animal THE coolest thing around.

Recruiting Members

We are well on our way to reaching our goal of finding at least one rescue owner from every state in the U.S. and at least one rescue owner from every province and territory in Canada by April 2011. WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We’re looking for rescue dogs, cats, rabbits, parrots, horses… donkeys… snakes… we’re not biased around here. We just want rescues who have found fabulous homes! Check out all the R.O.A.R. Squad members HERE.

We need rescue owners from the following provinces asap:


  1. New Brunswick
  2. Newfoundland

I look forward to hearing from you!

2 Responses to “R.O.A.R. Squad: Michele and her cat, Earl”

  1. Thanks Shauna, This is so nice of you. And I’m a fan of Eric’s. He has a great blog, dogspelledforward.

  2. @Michele- Thank you so very much for taking part, it is wonderful to have you part of the Squad! 🙂