• Profile in Compassion: Gayle Magnuson's Fantastic Foster Home

    2 years ago - By Alley Cat

    Illinois licensed foster caregiver Gayle Magnuson has built her life around helping animals-right down to the structure of her home. She converted her basement, once her husband's shop, into a foster sanctuary for the nearly 100 cats and kittens she takes in each year in partnership with her local shelter. She pays out of her own pocket to care for her animals, including the supplies they need and the veterinary costs to spay and neuter and prepare them for adoption.
    Magnuson, a 70-year-old retired high school social worker, says she wouldn't have it any other way.
    “Even on those mornings...
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