"We are beyond grateful to know Ashley and to have her as part of our cat team family."
June 03, 2019

"Our Best Friends" is a weekly installment to honor just a few of our outstanding Best Friends LA volunteers. This is your chance to get to know some of the shining stars in the Best Friends LA volunteer program! Volunteers are either nominated by Best Friends LA staff or other volunteers in our program. If you would like to volunteer, email the Best Friends LA Volunteer Department at

Ashley Crow - Honored May 2019

What BFLA programs/events/volunteer roles do you find yourself participating in?

I mostly just come in to work with the cats every week at NKLA, but I have worked on Super Adoption in the past.

Why do you choose to volunteer with Best Friends LA?

I began with NKLA because I like the philosophy of Best Friends and wanted to help the cause, but I have found that I enjoy working with the staff and volunteers. Everyone there creates a welcoming environment.

How long have you been a BFLA/NKLA volunteer?

I have been volunteering at NKLA for about a year.

What do you do when you're not volunteering (career/extracurricular activities)?

I am a film editing student, graduating in a couple weeks and then making my way into the industry. My hobbies include crochet, sending postcards around the world with Postcrossing, and video games.

Do you have a favorite story to share about an experience volunteering with Best Friends LA? Share it!

My favorite days are helping shy and scared cats come out of their shell. A recent favorite was Johnny and Major, two adorable cats from the same house who started out nervous and hiding but over a couple weeks got bolder and found loving homes.

Do you have any pets? Tell us about them!

I don't currently have pets right now, but in a couple months I hope to begin the search for the next furry family member.

What others are saying about Ashley:

“Ashley is the best! Her weekly contributions to our cat program at the center have been absolutely invaluable! She is an AWESOME cat handler, incredibly detailed and just the nicest person! She is one of many cat team volunteers that have helped push our program forward ensuring that our cats receive as much daily enrichment as possible. We are beyond grateful to know Ashley and to have her as part of our cat team family. Thank you for everything that you do Ashley!  Your work at the center caring for our cats has been phenomenal!” -NKLA Staff