Modern Cat



Certified Cat Behaviour Consultant Ingrid Johnson is a cat lover through and through. She runs Fundamenta­, providing both in-home and phone consultati­ons, co-developed FoodPuzzle­, and makes her own line of feline foraging toys, scratching posts, and litter boxes.

She also lectures nationwide on cat behaviour, works for feline-only veterinary hospital Paws Whiskers and Claws, and is Co-Director of

Paw Project-Georgia. Ingrid shares her home with husband Jake, seven rescue cats, and a rescued Great Pyrenees. Turn to page 64 for Ingrid and Mikkel’s DIY food puzzles for cats.

Dr. Mikel Delgado is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviouri­st and a Certified Cat Behaviour Consultant. She works at the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis where she researches cat behaviour and the welfare of orphaned neonatal kittens. Mikel has worked with cats for 20 years, first at the San Francisco SPCA, then founding the consulting partnershi­p Feline Minds in 2008. Mikel also co-authored the book Total Cat Mojo with Jackson Galaxy. She lives in Sacramento, CA with her boyfriend and their rescue cat, Clarabelle.

On page 64, Mikel and her Feline Minds partner Ingrid Johnson share how to make DIY foraging feeders to engage your cat’s natural instincts.

An avid pet lover since rescuing her first Calico cat at age eight, Darcy Matheson is a journalist based in Vancouver, Canada. PetFundr, her animalonly crowdfundi­ng platform, just celebrated its fifth anniversar­y. It has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars through social media for people pursuing worthy animal projects. Turn to page 40 for “A Kinder Goodbye,” Darcy’s look at the rise of at-home euthanasia.

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