Andrea has been an animal lover and owner all her life! Starting with a German Shepherd as a baby named Gretchen, she has also had 2 parakeets, fish, 2 dogs (southern rescues) and 16 cats (all rescues and strays). Her two newest additions are two adult cats named Eevee and Lucario (from Pokémon). Her lifetime love, Footloose passed away in March at almost 18 years old after battling cancer – he is in her bio picture. She provided hospice care on her own for 6 months, making sure he was living a quality life; in 2005 Footie was there for her when she was diagnosed with breast cancer herself.
In addition to owning pets, Andrea has also volunteered for shelters in MA, such as Animal Umbrella (senior cat specialist) and a home visit coordinator for Almost Home Rescue of Maine. She has a lot of experience with administering medications including insulin, and sub-q fluids.
Andrea enjoys many forms of dance and is a member of Safe Haven Ballet’s ongoing productions since October 2021; she also loves spending time with her family, reading, painting, and photography.