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Diviya Roney

Founder & CEO

Diviya Roney graduated with Bachelor of Business Administration, emphasis in Finance. Her life took a turn in 2013 when Clayton County Animal Control asked for her assistance with the cats because their euthanasia rate was over 95%. Every community cat brought to the Clayton shelter was killed. Diviya then founded Friends of Clayton County Cats which has saved the lives of over 14,000 cats in eight years.

In 2014, Diviya rescued 2 cats - Max and Frida - when their mom Katie committed suicide. Max passed away in July 2018 at the age of 18. Knowing Frida was going to follow her brother soon, Diviya wanted to combine her rescue work in Clayton County while creating a legacy to honor Katie, Max and Frida.

In 2019, Diviya's determination to prevent the widespread and unnecessary euthanasia of community cats resulted in the creation of Frida's Foundation, whose mission is to eliminate the euthanasia of healthy cats by offering free and low-cost spay/neuter & TNR services to low-income families in Clayton County. In addition to providing much-needed sterilization services, Diviya understood that in order to help the animals, it was crucial to provide meaningful community outreach through education, street advocacy, and collaboration, as well as food and medical assistance.

Diviya now lives with her two cats, Wally who was found in a parking lot in Clayton County as a two-week-old orphan, Jacob, who is deaf since birth, and one spunky dog named Biscuit.

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Dr. Lisa King, DVM

Board Member

Dr. Lisa King, DVM, received her bachelor’s degree in Zoology in 1992 and went on to attend the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 1996. Her desire to become a vet came from her grandmother who fed and cared for feral cats and was the only one who could touch them. Dr. King felt this human-animal bond was so amazing and magical that she wanted to become a vet and emulate the care for animals that her grandmother instilled in her. After directing a practice for 12 years in Alpharetta, Dr. King joined Animal Hospital of Towne Lake/Cat Clinic of Woodstock in 2008.

Frida was a patient Dr. King absolutely fell in love with, and when she heard of the creation of Frida’s Foundation, she knew she wanted to join this much-needed cause which is changing the lives of so many animals and people. Dr. King resides in Woodstock with her son, her four cats and one lucky pooch named Cameron Maximus Newtonus.

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Christi Crouse Fisher

Board Member

Christi Fisher received her bachelor’s degree from Emory University in 1992. Her love for animals came from her mother. She has been a volunteer at Good Mews Animal Foundation since June of 1992. In 2019 she began volunteering in the surgery suite at Good Mews and assists with spay and neuter surgeries twice a week.

 

She believes in the Frida’s Foundation mission of high volume spay and neuter and working alongside other groups that are making a positive impact in the lives of the many animals in need. Fisher Family Foundation has been a supporter since Frida’s inception and Christi is happy to sit on the Board of Director’s and support the cause.

Christi lives in Marietta with her husband Greg and 2 dogs and 7 cats. Jack Jack is one of her cats that she adopted from Frida’s Foundation in 2019. Jack Jack was adopted when he had been badly burned in a car engine and most recently survived FIP.