Give Your Cat a Job

Is your cat a candidate for animal-assisted therapy? Several organizations use cats and other animals to help improve the lives of health-care patients.

By Sandy Robins | Posted: Tue Jun 28 00:00:00 PDT 2005

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Pursell also registered her other cat, Milo, also a Maine Coon, but said that Seahawk enjoys the visits more.

Both cats are former grand champions [winning show cats], so they are used to riding in the car and being handled by strangers," Pursell said. "This is very important if they are going to enjoy visiting people in health-care facilities.

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BarbaraAtNutro    Morton Grove, IL

4/3/2014 3:00:08 PM

Love this. One usually thinks of dogs as therapy animals. This must be such a wonderful treat for the elderly person that was a cat owner and being in a nursing home or assisted living situation had to leave behind their beloved pet. There is nothing more soothing than to have a cat in your lap.

Janet    Bethlehem, PA

1/13/2013 10:02:46 AM

good article, thank you

janet    bethlehem, PA

9/28/2011 4:17:18 AM

excellent idea!

Bobbie Jo    ghent, NY

4/4/2011 4:06:06 PM

I think this is great

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