FURR Directors

 Terry Schultz – Founder and President

Terry Schultz and Truffles
Terry Schultz and Truffles

Terry Schultz founded Feline Urgent Rescue and Rehab (FURR) in 2009. Terry grew up in Wilmington, North  Carolina, on a horse farm and always had numerous animals as a child chinchillas, dogs, cats, horses, goats, and  geese. With the encouragement and support of  her parents, she developed a love for animals during her childhood and also began riding and showing horses at a young age. As a result, Terry has been involved in animal rescue for many years. 

Terry founded Feline Urgent Rescue and  Rehab (FURR) a registered 501(c)(3) organization so she could devote 100% of her time to her passion of rescuing and taming  stray and feral cats.  She operates a no-kill, cage-free facility, the FURR Lodge, which is a safe haven for cats to temporarily  reside until they are adopted into their “furrever” home. Terry and her husband Mike live in Waxhaw, North Carolina, with their 4 rescued dogs and 10 rescued cats. Their motto is “Saving the World One Kitty at a Time!”

Krista Shunkwiler – Vice President

Krista Shunkwiler (150x150)
Krista Shunkwiler

Krista has been involved with FURR for eight years. She met Terry through a local dog rescue effort in Waxhaw. Ever since then, she has worked behind the scenes in many capacities, as well as assisted in numerous rescue projects around Waxhaw.

She is a full-time biology teacher, and stays busy with her two children.

She developed a love for animal rescue work thirteen years ago, when she helped relocate numerous feral cats at a local high school.


Marisa Spicer – Financial Director

Marisa Spicer & Brownie Eliza
Marisa Spicer and Brownie Eliza

Marisa Spicer became acquainted with FURR when she was looking to adopt a kitten.  She came for a kitten and left with a kitten and an adult cat.  She has been volunteering with FURR since she adopted her 2 cats in 2014.  Marisa assists with the financial paperwork, as well as doing a weekly shift at the FURR facility (the “lodge”).

Marisa has always loved animals and has had cats her entire life.  Marisa lives in Charlotte with her three cats. She loves the work of FURR and is proud to give her time to such a great organization.