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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Faye    Ventura, CA

12/26/2013 5:47:32 AM

Please tell us HOW to register a cat as a therapy pet.

Janet    Bethlehem, PA

2/6/2013 8:59:09 AM

good article, thank you

Deborah    Tucson, AZ

4/6/2012 8:21:46 PM

My cat Precious is a Pet Therapist and she is great! The older adults love her and she loves being the center of attention. I am so proud of her and we enjoy doing this together.

janet    bethlehem, PA

10/13/2011 3:05:29 AM

good article, thanks

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