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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-30-2005, 09:47 AM
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Therapy Cats

Anybody have a therapy cat?

One of my babies is perfectly suited to be a therapy cat....he's extremely lovey, he loves to be touched and is just an all around love bug. I'd love to get him started as a therapy cat to visit the elderly. I googled it but the only group I found will only certify pedigreed cats and Simon is most definitely a mutt.

So do you guys have any suggestions on how I can get started? I'm at a loss.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-30-2005, 04:47 PM
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I wanted to get my cats registered as therapy cats, also.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-30-2005, 08:13 PM
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I once thought Rocket would make a great therapy cat because he's such a relaxed cuddle-happy cat. But then I discovered he was afraid of strangers. So, I guess that won't work.....
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-30-2005, 09:14 PM
 
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Try www.deltasociety.org. I had a customer with a therapy cat who went through them and said she liked the worskhop. She also got right to work as soon as she found a hospital that participated in animal therapy. Oh, and he most definitely was not a pure breed, just some moggie from the pound
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-01-2005, 11:06 AM
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I know that therapy dogs are much more popular/common. My grandmother lived in a nursing home for years and they had therapy dogs come in every other Sunday for visits. My grandmother was a huge animal nut and she looked forward to their visit more than anything else!

Anyways, if you do a search for therapy dogs, maybe the same organizations also do cats. Or at least know where you can find out about therapy cats.


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