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Shelter Brings Senior Cats To Seniors In Nursing Homes So They Can Comfort Each Other

Posted in Cat Stories - Last Updated: July 25, 2016 - Author:  Jan Travell
Posted in Cat Stories 
Last Updated: July 25, 2016  
Author:  Jan Travell

The Ohio Alleycat Resource shelter visits nursing homes to bring senior cats and seniors together.

Jordan Umerley, a graphic designer and dedicated volunteer at the shelter says: “In the last year, our PALS program has gone to several area retirement communities with cats older than 7 years. Many residents cannot have pets now, so the chance to cuddle a chilled out kitty is great for them. We also invite the residents to come and visit our shelter. It really is fun and a good chance to get the cats socialised.”

“The seniors love telling stories about their past pets, and ask us to take pictures of them with the cats to send to their children and grandchildren. The cats enjoy these visits, too! Most senior cats just want to eat, sleep, be cuddled and loved. Having them visit retirement and nursing home communities is a great way for the cats to socialise outside of the shelter and bring joy to the seniors.”
What a lovely idea for cat lovers and cats alike.

The Ohio Alleycat Resource shelter visits nursing homes with senior cats to bring joy to the elderly

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Many residents cannot have pets now, so the chance to cuddle a chilled out kitty is great for them

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The seniors love telling stories about their past pets, and ask us to take pictures of them with the cats

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The cats enjoy these visits, too!

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Most senior cats just want to eat, sleep, be cuddled and loved

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Having them visit retirement and nursing home communities is a great way for the cats to socialise outside of the shelter and bring joy to the seniors

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More info: ohioalleycat.org

( h/t: BoredPanda )

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About the author

Jan Travell is a lifelong cat owner and a feline expert. She's been the Cats and Kittens lead editor from the start. She lives in rural France with her two rescue cats, Tigerlily and Mr.Gee. Her senior kitty, Ducati, passed over the rainbow bridge recently at the ripe old age of 22.

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