[Vision2020] Caturday (November 19, 2016)

Moscow Cares moscowcares at moscow.com
Sat Nov 19 05:26:14 PST 2016

Memory Care facility residents who are in need of around-the-clock care take over the task of caring for tiny abandoned kittens who are also in need of around-the-clock care. What goes around, comes around - especially on Caturday.

Courtesy of Metro (London, England) at:



A care home teamed up with an animal shelter to rescue orphaned kittens

Catalina Springs Memory Care facility has teamed up with Pima Animal Care Center to do something truly wonderful.

They’ve created a new kitten-care program, which brings abandoned kittens into the care home so residents can provide them with the care they need.

This is pretty important for the kittens, FYI, as kittens separated from their mothers have a very low rate of survival unless someone steps in to provide feeding and comfort around the clock.

It’s lovely for the residents, too, as they get the joy of playing with tiny kittens. Which is brilliant.

The first kittens to join the program are Peaches and Turtle. They arrived at Pima Animal Care Center in October, weighing under 200g each.

They’ll need feedings, affection, and care – which the care home’s residents are happy to provide.

To some it may seem peculiar at first: Residents who are in need of around-the-clock care themselves, given the task to care for these young kittens,’ said Sharon Mercer, the Executive Director at Catalina Springs Memory Care.

‘But there are skills, emotions and needs that do not just leave a person with Dementia or Alzheimer’s.

‘The desire to give love and receive love remains.

The kittens have given us the opportunity to nurture this human condition that lies in each and every one of our residents.’

Peaches and Turtle have already nearly doubled in weight and are happy and healthy.

Once the kittens are fully grown and ready, they’ll be placed up for adoption – although given that one nurse has already applied to adopt one of the kittens involved in the program, we reckon a few may become permanent care home cats.


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Tom Hansen
Moscow, Idaho
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