Kezia Willingham

I dropped out of school as a teenager and eventually got my GED and enrolled in community college before earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees as a single parent. I like saying that I am a high school dropout as well as a college graduate!

I discovered my passion for homeless animals a couple of years ago. My pets have brought a lot of joy to my children and myself. I am a strong advocate for animal rescue and adoption; I would like to see sliding scale veterinary clinics in every community to help make pet ownership more affordable for everyone.

Full Name: Kezia Willingham

Location: Seattle

Where You Can Find Me on the Internet: Twitter

What I Do for a Living: I work as the Health Coordinator for a Head Start program.

What I Do for Fun: Spend time with my kids, cats, and dogs. I enjoy reading and writing and volunteering for Regional Animal Services of King County.

The Furry Members of My Household Are: Miko, Jasmine, Luna, Oliver, Starry, and Hope are my lovely kitties. May Belle, Ruby, Daisy, and Lily are my loyal pups.

My Favorite Things to Write About Are: Personal essays, cats, dogs, animal rescue, and public education.

My Pet Peeves Are: Rude and selfish people.

My Guilty Pleasures Are: Cheeseburgers, dark beer, kettle chips. I love watching Kojak, Columbo, and The Rockford Files.

How I Deal with Cat/Dog Hair: I think I walk around in a cloud of it at all times.

What I Want to Be When I Grow Up: Me!

Stories by Kezia Willingham