About the Author
An alumni of The Op Ed Project’s – Write to Change the World, Ritz is an award-winning freelance writer, author and photographer. Ritz’s publications on animal welfare issues appear frequently in: Cat Fancy Magazine, Rescue Me Magazine, Dog Living Magazine, Yahoo!, American Pet Magazine, Chicken Soup for the Soul books – and many more. Her best-selling book, Covered in Pet Fur (Rockville Publishing) is written in collaboration with A4A Co-Founder Amy Beatty and has been featured as an Amazon Top 20 Book for animal welfare. The book details the ins and outs of founding and operating a non-profit animal welfare organization, in addition to providing information on how to start your own animal rescue and help animals in your local community.