Nisa G.

Assistant Manager

You'll find Nisa G. at: Park Ridge

Started at Prairie Path: January 2019

Why did you want to work with animals? I’ve always loved animals! When I was training to be a camp counselor I saved two baby bats from drowning and I nursed a sick bumblebee for two days. Those were life changing experiences. Since then I’ve found that I can find meaning in life through helping animals (and people too).

Did you grow up with pets or have pets of your own? We’ve always had at least two cats in our home. We currently have three rescues. We have Kiraz, Finn and Nova. Kiraz means “cherry” in Turkish. My dad named her that because she always sleeps in our fruit bowl. Finn is a very loud orange cat who will meow until you pick him up. He loves going out in public inside his little cat-backpack. Nova is my personal favorite (Shhh, don’t tell the others). She is a very round black cat abound with personality. Her talents include laying in the weirdest positions possible.

Where did you grow up? Chicago

When you aren’t caring for pets, what can we find you doing?I like finding vegan/vegetarian restaurants that are close to me. Cool food experiences in general always draw me in! I still love Rainforest Cafe. A lot of times I’ll head over to the library or the american science and surplus store after my walks.

What is a hidden talent of yours? I can say the alphabet backwards, wiggle my ears and can make a very convincing seagull noise! This will probably come in handy someday if I need to barter with a seagull or something of the sort.