Tom is a certified Arborist and holds a degree in Forest Ecology. Tom grew up in a household with many cats; his family was always rescuing cats who needed a home. He currently has two rescue cats. Tom also loves dogs and recently rescued a border collie mix. Tom enjoys combining his love for cats with his tree climbing skills.

We created CANOPY CAT RESCUE in 2009 after discovering how very difficult it was for people to find help for their cats stuck high in trees. As cat people ourselves, we know how horrible it feels when a cat is missing and then cries for help are heard high up in a tree. Cold, hungry, scared, tired, and dehydrated; many cats unfortunately suffer each year after being stuck in trees. That is why CANOPY CAT RESCUE rescues cats—anytime, day or night, in all kinds of weather. All cats deserve to be rescued and reunited with their loved ones. We work on a donations-only basis, because it’s our mission and passion to rescue any cat stuck in any tree regardless of their families financial situation. We rescue A LOT of cats—hundreds every year from all over the state.


Shaun is a certified Arborist, professional mountain guide and has loved animals since as long as he can remember. He was five years old when he adopted his first kitty. Currently, he has a feral rescue cat, Medi, that he has cared for since he was a kitten. He also has two dogs that are his best friends. Shaun loves climbing trees and helping reunite owners with their feline friends.