Sunday, November 20, 2016

Animal Shelter Teams Up With Assisted Living Facility To Save Orphaned Kittens

Kittens that become separated from their mothers before they are weaned have a very low rate of survival unless a surrogate steps in.

With this in mind, rescuers at the Pima Animal Care Center in Arizona have joined forces with the nearby Catalina Springs Memory Care facility to ensure that their most vulnerable kittens get the 24-hour care they need.

The inaugural feline cuties of the program are Peaches and Turtle who arrived at PACC in mid-October weighing just 7 ounces each. They were in need of round-the-clock feedings as well as lots of affection and socialization in order to grow and thrive.

Peaches and Turtle have gotten just that from the moment they arrived at the memory care facility.

Catalina Springs health service director, Rebecca Hamilton, is a veteran kitten foster mom herself. She proposed the idea of uniting the memory care patients with the kitties as a way to benefit everyone involved.

The kittens obviously get the physical love and nurturing that they need, but what the seniors at Catalina Springs receive in return is something far greater – they get to feel needed again. Most of them have had the role of parent, grandparent and/or pet owner throughout their lives, so caring for the kitties comes naturally.  (Click to Continue)

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Animal Shelter Teams Up With Assisted Living Facility To Save Orphaned Kittens


Charles said...

This is the best thing I've heard in years! People never want to stop contributing to society. Teaming the elderly up with animal shelters is a wonderful marriage.

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