Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: February 6, 2023 by Crystal Uys
Pima Animal Care in Tucson, AZ took in more than 2,100 kittens during its last fiscal year. Many of these kittens needed to be bottle-fed around the clock. In an innovative program, Pima Animal Care partnered with Catalina Springs Memory Care, a facility for seniors who need round the clock care themselves. “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,” Catalina Springs Memory Care Executive Director Sharon Mercer, said. “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.” For more on this wonderful program, visit the Pima County website. You can also find more wonderful photos of residents helping Turtle and Peaches, the first two kittens in the program, on the Pima Animal Care Facebook page.
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I know all of us can relate to at least some of the points made in this video – and I also know we wouldn’t want it any other way!
Have a great weekend!
Photo via Pima Animal Care Facebook page
About the author
Ingrid King is an award-winning author, former veterinary hospital manager, and veterinary journalist who is passionate about cats.
Great story, this should happen more often around the country.
What a lovely idea. It brightens everyone’s day.
ALL……. rural, cities, counties, states, and the whole USA… should be doing this!
Giving to seniors and kittens and cats alike! There is so much need out in the country and world, that bringing seniors and kittens and cats together, is a simple solution. And one that does not cost, and benefits everyone.
Sometimes the easiest solutions are the hardest to do.
I agree, Nancy!
I love this story
That’s a wonderful story. Have a great day.