Ashley Bates

Ashley Bates is a freelance writer and pet enthusiast who is currently studying the art of animal therapy. A mother to four human children— and 23 “kids” in other animal varieties, too – Ashley volunteers at local shelters, advocates for animal well-being, and rescues every creature she finds. Her mission is to create awareness, education, and entertainment about pets to prevent homelessness. Her specialties are cats and dogs, but she loves fish too!