Two Way Street Founder: Rebecca McKee
It all started when...
After completing graduate school at Boston University in 2015, Rebecca moved westward to the sunny city of Los Angeles, CA. Rebecca struggled with the transition to her new city and found it hard to find community and a genuine connection with others. Having always had the desire to adopt a pet, and thinking that a furry companion may just be what she needed, Rebecca started to visit the many Los Angeles Animal Shelters. On her days off from work, she would visit the dogs and cats with the hope of comforting the homeless little ones, and even herself.
Then, on one beautiful September day, Rebecca visited the West LA Animal Shelter and found a little ball of fur that she just had to have. Rebecca adopted Posie, an 8 week old female, siamese kitten who was found under a nearby bridge. After a lot of love, attention, food, and vet visits, Posie became a healthy, thriving, athletic kitty. Rebecca considers Posie to be her first love.
The following summer Rebecca volunteered at LA city shelters during the busy kitten season. While visiting the South LA Animal Shelter, Rebecca found a cage with three little brown and white tabby kittens. While one had already been placed on hold for adoption, she immediately fell in love with the available brother and sister pair. Rebecca had made a promise to herself to only adopt one more kitten, but at the sight of the babies, all logic went out the window, and she took both home. Pierre and Petunia joined Posie to make Rebecca's perfect little family.
Rebecca's experience rescuing kittens and rehabilitating them back to health has been incredibly rewarding. So much so, that she now fosters for many local animal rescue organizations in Los Angeles. Rebecca is proud to partner with Kitten Rescue LA, Stray Cat Alliance, and A Purposeful Rescue, to help them meet their foster and transport needs. She also volunteers at Best Friend Animal Society's NKLA shelter in Santa Monica, helping to walk dogs and take care of felines in the Kitten Korner. She is a financial supporter of Milo's Sanctuary, Best Friends, Kitten Rescue LA, and many other worthy Los Angeles rescue organizations.
Rebecca is in the preliminary stages of starting her own animal rescue organization. By working with and learning from the best rescue organizations in California, she hopes to pair her newfound knowledge, university education in theater and television, and professional experience in sales and customer service, with her love of animals. By blending all of her unique skills, Rebecca hopes to make a difference in her community by taking in, transporting, socializing, training, and loving as many homeless animals as she can. She looks forward to finding each and every animal in her care a safe, loving, forever home.