Kate Karp is the Pets Columnist for the Long Beach Post covering the world of animal activism, pet adoptions and lots of cute cats. She’s called Long Beach home since 1994 and has written for the Post for about 10 years. Kate’s day job is as a copyeditor, which she discovered a love for during her 30-year tenure as a teacher. She describes the job as “like taking the rough edges off a beautiful sculpture.” She has a bachelors degree in Spanish and a masters degree in education and she went back to school at age 50 to earn a certificate in journalism from UCLA. Kate’s favorite thing about writing pet columns is when she finds out someone adopted a pet or donated to a needy rescue after reading about it. She has four cats now: Mildred, Duncan, Marie and Francine, who were all foster cats at one point, but found their forever home with her. She also still fosters.
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‘Cat Daddies’ documentary shows that cat’s best friend is its man

“Cat Daddies,” produced by David Boyle, is scheduled to screen at Long Beach’s indie Art Theatre on Retro Row on Saturday, April 16. The film interweaves stories of guys who love their cats and whose lives—both human and feline—have changed, “whether by becoming an occupational-stress outlet or creative inspiration, or simply hope to survive in the challenging world we live in.”