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Angie Velasquez Stays Cool by Helping Cats and Kittens

She built on her 17-plus years as an animal rescuer by opening The Kitty Bodega in Houston, TX.




Angie Velasquez
The Kitty Bodega, Houston, TX

An animal rescuer and cat colony manager for 17-plus years, Angie Velasquez decided 2022 was the year to start sharing her feline health and nutrition expertise in a retail setting. She opened The Kitty Bodega in March and has since become the go-to for all things cat in her community. When not working, Velasquez spends time working on her house and car, and enjoying the company of cats Sergeant Pepper, Bobo, Raven and Champawat, plus girlfriends Taylor and Lilith.



NASC Media Spotlight

At first it was just an idea: Animal supplements needed the same quality control that human-grade supplements receive. But that was enough to start a movement and an organization —the National Animal Supplement Council — that would be dedicated to establishing a comprehensive path forward for the animal supplements industry. In this Media Spotlight interview, NASC’s president, Bill Bookout, talks to PETS+ interviewer Chloe DiVita about the industry today: Where it’s headed, what’s the latest focus and why it’s vital to gain the involvement of independent pet product retailers.

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