Franny Syufy is a freelance writer, and author of a children's book. Franny has been the Cats Expert for About.com for 19 years, since February 20, 1997.
You can read more about Franny's current and past work on her Google Profile:Franny Syufy
Franny is a professional member of the Cat Writers' Association, an international organization of cat writers, photographers, artists, and broadcasters. She won awards from CWA for her writing in 2003, 2004, and 2005, along with the prestigious PurinaOne Health Award for her article, "When to Call Your Veterinarian for Your Cat." In 2005, Franny was also honored with the Muse Medallion for her About.com Cats Website in CWA's online magazine competition.
In addition to her decades of hands-on experience and intensive research to increase her knowledge of cats, Franny has taken courses on feline anatomy, feline medical conditions, and veterinary terminology.
"My late husband and I have been honored to be the companions and caregivers to dozens of cats in the past 50+ years. My family does not view our cats as pets, but rather as beloved family members.
"Our cats can teach us important lessons about life, death, unconditional love, and loyalty, if we will only observe and listen. This site focuses on both educational content, and the incredible strength of the feline-human bond, that will help bring readers new understanding and appreciation of our feline friends."
To give back to the cats who have so enriched our world by encouraging responsible stewardship of cats, and educating readers about diet and nutrition, the importance of both routine and urgent veterinary care, and maintaining a cat-safe home.
To promote increased awareness of the plight of "throwaway cats," the homeless and abandoned cats in alleys, parks, and animal shelters and rescues all over the world. To support humane groups in giving a voice to those who can't speak for themselves. To make a difference to the world of cats.