Mews and Nips: Meows for Military Program Helps Hospitalized Veterans


The Meow for Military program, organized by The Hermitage Cat Shelter in Tucson, AZ, comforts veterans at the Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System, a VA hospital. Each week, the shelter’s outreach coordinator and a feline ambassador visit hospitalized veterans to provide supportive therapy to lift their spirits. “It’s kind of magical seeing the veterans really sit with these cats and pet them. Just to see the calm come across their face,” Stephanie Malone, an employee at the hospital, told Tuscon News Now. For more information and a wonderful video about the program, visit Tuscon News Now.

If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Sunday, we reflected on the spiritual meaning of the Super Bowl, on Monday, Dr. Lynn Bahr answered reader questions in our Ask the Cat Doc column, on Tuesday, we featured a cozy 2-in-1 cat tunnel and mat, on Wednesday, we reminded you that the Camp Fire victims still need help, and on Friday, we reviewed Gwen Cooper’s new short story, Less of Me to Love. And don’t forget to enter our giveaway for a set of light up cat pens from Triple T Studios!

Today’s video of a feline family is sure to melt your heart – enjoy!

Have a great weekend!

Photo via Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter and Sanctuary Facebook page

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6 Comments on Mews and Nips: Meows for Military Program Helps Hospitalized Veterans

  1. Eleanor Skibo
    February 10, 2019 at 10:37 pm (7 months ago)

    There aren’t enough words to describe the world of felines. Each one has a different personality to bring to their owners and everyone they come in contact with. And to hear what these fur balls are doing for our ‘Much Deserved Vets’ is nothing but awesome. Keep prancing and sharing your love my furry friends.

  2. World Of Animals, Inc.
    February 9, 2019 at 5:44 pm (7 months ago)

    The Meow for Military program is just so wonderful. Kitties always make you feel better. We are happy to see the joy they bring to the veterans. The feline family video we saw and we couldn’t stop smiling at how cute that is. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Gayle
    February 9, 2019 at 2:55 pm (7 months ago)

    Love the Veterans’ program!

  4. Janine
    February 9, 2019 at 8:24 am (7 months ago)

    I love that more people are realizing the healing power of cats.

    • Lois
      February 9, 2019 at 11:32 am (7 months ago)

      Exactly.Cats are very therapeutic.Very comforting.I know.Ihave one.

  5. Dan
    February 9, 2019 at 1:42 am (7 months ago)

    As someone with the same background and issues, sometimes the only thing that gets me up in the morning is the fact I have a five pound tortoishell tabby who refused to be ignored.


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