Recently Chicago Cat Rescue held its 6th annual Sexy Black event to help educate and create awareness about a syndrome that is peculiar to black cats and dogs. Julie Adams, co-founder of Chicago Cat Rescue shares what this syndrome is, some reasons why it exists, and what her group does to help fight it.
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Julie Adam’s love of animals, and her instinct to step in to help the ones in need, started the day she could say the word ‘cat’. Born into a family of animal welfare advocates, Julie’s childhood was filled with friends of all types – human and non-human alike! Upon college graduation, Julie moved to the big city to start her career as a corporate interior and exhibit designer. When she wasn't at work, she was always volunteering her time with one of Chicago’s many animal shelters. After acting as a volunteer for several years, she met Cindy Ruback, a fellow feline lover, and together, in 2006, they formed Chicago Cat Rescue – a not-for-profit 501(c)3 animal rescue organization, dedicated to improving the lives of animals in the Chicagoland area through rescue, adoption, and the education of their human companions."