Mary brings with her a wealth of experience in animal accommodation and welfare. She currently runs Mary’s CatVilla in Te Horo but she was previously involved in animal welfare and rescue in California. Together with her husband, they have a fairly extended family of felines, canines, sheep and alpacas. Although running an extremely popular and busy pet accommodation service Mary couldn’t help herself to assist small rescue organisations in the Wellington Region. She has a bit of a name for herself up Te Horo and Otaki way for knowing what to do for animals in need and is often called in to help get cats and kittens out of difficult situations.