2018 – Leann Rupy

This nominee is being recognized for their work in stepping up and helping to place cats in homes when there was a death in the home. She worked diligently to find breeding programs where the cats and kittens could be placed to preserve genetic lines, going as far as making several trips outside the US to place cats in Europe.

Now aside from that, she serves as a mentor, on-call medical advisor, genetic and pedigree counselor and has single-handedly gotten at least five new exhibitors at Midwest Region shows.

The Humanitarian Award goes to Leann Rupy.