Alesha Davidson, Pacific strategist
State of Hawai‘i California counties: Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, Mariposa, San Benito, Stanislaus, Tulare
Alesha Davidson is a strategist in the Pacific region for Best Friends Animal Society. Growing up, she was actively involved in caregiving for a group of cats at her family home, though she always considered them to be pets rather than community cats. She had no idea then that her family’s personal experience with TNVR (trap, neuter, vaccinate, return) and kitten fostering would one day lead her to find both her passion and her career path.
She began her animal welfare career in 2018 when she joined Best Friends to focus on community cat efforts. She has extensive experience with such programming, from launching and operating two full-scale community cat programs in Central and Southern California shelters. Following the transition of these programs, she moved into a remote role on the national embed team to perform virtual and in-person support to various shelters across the country looking to expand their lifesaving programs. Her current role has allowed her to bring her focus back to supporting shelters in the Pacific region to help them achieve their operational goals. She strives to help shelters build and strengthen a trusting relationship with their communities and find the most effective ways to help more animals and the people who love them.
Alesha currently lives in her hometown of Bakersfield, California, with her cats and human family.