Beverly is a graduate of South Dakota State University and the University of California at San Francisco. She has worked in a variety of positions in clinical nursing and nursing education.
While working in Home Health Beverly became aware of a need for a cat sanctuary. She would go into the homes of her elderly patients and would get to know the patients as well as their pets. When a patient died there then arose a problem of what to do with the cats the patient had loved. Often families would not or could not provide homes for the deceased person's beloved felines. Pampered mature cats that had been treated like kings and queens were suddenly expected to survive on their own without their loving caregiver. The cats were fortunate if they were taken to a rescue shelter but often they were turned out on the street to fend for themselves.
Beverly has also met senior citizens who forgo the pleasure of a cat because they are concerned about what will happen to the animal when they die. With a cat sanctuary these responsible seniors could make advanced arrangements for the care of their cat and rest easy knowing that their loved pet would be cared for after their death.