Jamey is always searching for new and creative solutions for the cats in our shelter. " A broader insight into behavior will truly make a difference for our cats. If I can use education and cutting edge advice to keep an animal in a home, then I know I have helped to create change for the better good. It's all about the big picture", says Walker.
Also hailing from the mean streets of Northern New Jersey, Daniel made his way to out to San Francisco in 1997 with one prime objective: To create a life that would make a difference, not only for himself but for his community. Leaving behind the best pizza and cannoli's in the United States, Daniel forged a career in animal welfare after the dot com crash. With a fresh perspective on what's most important in life, he found himself volunteering at The SFSPCA as a cat socializer, a move that would pave the way for his position as an adoption counselor and outreach supervisor for the next five years. Naturally, as adoption counselor, Daniel was learning more and more about cat behavior each day. His transition from counselor to Cat Behavior Specialist felt as natural as claws to a brand new couch.
Daniel has ambitions of bringing The SFSPCA Cat Behavior Program to a level of creativity, never before seen by shelters across the country. When asked what was most important to him, Daniel stated; " What we learn from just one cats behavior can help the rehabilitation of thousands more and ultimately save more lives. Cats are amazing teachers! The trick is being patient enough to learn from them".Daniel Quagliozzi spends his time away from the shelter with his incessantly vocal senior cat Matilda and his patient wife Akemi. His interests include Heavy Metal, Japanese pop culture, tattooing, Buddhism and watching The Sopranos to feel like he's back home again. In addition, Daniel is also attending City College, majoring in Sociology.