December 5, 2016

Kitten Therapy

A new program has Pima County residents with memory issues caring for newborn kittens. Every year Pima Animal Care Center takes in roughly 20,000 animals, mostly dogs and cats. Newborn kittens can be problematic for any shelter because they need round the clock care and have weak immune systems. Residents at Catalina Springs Memory Care, along with staff, acted as a collective foster family for two kittens in a pilot project that will expand in the future. Project manager Rebecca Hamilton calls it “a perfect use of resources for the good of both.”

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