Stray Cat Wanders Into Nursing Home and Gets a Job

Posted in Cat Stories - Last Updated: October 21, 2022 - Author:  Jan Travell
Posted in Cat Stories 
Last Updated: October 21, 2022  
Author:  Jan Travell

Meet Oreo the cat!

This adorable black and white kitty wandered into a nursing home one day, had a look around and decided it was the perfect place to get a job.


Oreo showed up outside St. Augustine Health Ministries in Cleveland, Ohio and obviously liked the look of the place because she kept coming back.

It wasn’t long before residents and employees alike appreciated her company and before they knew it she was sitting behind the reception desk helping out with day to day work.

“She’s like the family here. She helps the residents, she helps the employees, and we just love her,” said receptionist Carmen Delgado.


She was working wonders because most of the residents at the facility grew up with pets or had a pet. Oreo reminds them of home.

“Most of the people we serve here had pets… so to have Oreo here, for them to be able to come out and pet the cat and see how the cat is doing… it brings… those feelings of home,” explained the director of advancement.


All the staff at the facility are very proud of Oreo and some even carry photos of her.


She brings joy to everyone at the facility and her presence has encouraged many residents to come out and interact with the kitty.

“The residents were so excited to have Oreo around. They all love her and seek her out for a snuggle.”


Here’s Oreo sitting in a wheelchair, keeping it warm for one of the residents.


But here favorite place to hang out is at reception desk during after hours, answering photo calls!


This sweet-natured kitty has added so much joy into people’s lives there. 

They gave little Oreo a forever home, and she returned the favor by giving them lots of purrs and cuddles.

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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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