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