Eileen Agajanian has loved animals her whole life. As a child, she had a black rabbit named “Sevooleeg” (Armenian for “blackie”), a Beagle named “Snoopy” and a Shih Tzu named “Candy”. In May of 2012, Eileen decided to adopt a kitten from a shelter, even though she’d never owned a cat in her life. She viewed all the adorable photos on the shelter’s website and promptly fell in love with Rascal, a sweet kitten with gorgeous greenish-yellow eyes! Upon learning that Rascal and her sibling, Mischief, were inseparable, Eileen and her husband, Peter knew they couldn’t break up the duo and adopted them both. Appropriately renamed Lucy and Ethel, the kitties settled into a wonderful life with Eileen and her family.
Eileen loves and treats her cats as if they are her kids. During her 5 day stay at the hospital after giving birth to her son, she insisted that when Peter go home to feed the cats, he also spend quality time with them so they didn’t feel abandoned. That’s how much she loves Lucy and Ethel!
Eileen’s soft spot for animals extends beyond those that are her own. These shelter animals are innocent and completely dependent on us for their care and are why Eileen donates regularly to various shelters and rescues. In 2016, she organized a fundraiser where she invited all of her animal-loving friends to an in-house boutique and, after matching the amount, a portion of the proceeds was donated to an animal rescue.
Eileen continues her support by donating a portion of every Ask Eileen purchase to different animal shelters and rescues. So when you do business with Ask Eileen, not only are you making time for what’s important in your life, you are improving the lives of countless animals.