Rescuers at the Pima Animal Care Center in Arizona have joined forces with Catalina Springs Memory Care facility to ensure that their most vulnerable kittens get the 24-hour care they need. Newborn kittens who become separated from their mothers before being weaned, have a very low rate of survival.
Peaches and Turtle have received nothing less, since the moment they arrived at the memory care facility.
The kittens get the physical love and nurturing they need, but what the seniors at Catalina Springs receive in return is something far greater – they get to feel needed again. Most of them have been parents, grandparents and/or pet owners throughout their lives, so caring for the kitties comes naturally.
“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.”
The PACC and the Board of Directors for Catalina Springs Memory Care were excited about the new program, but no one could have predicted just how successful it would turn out to be.
Peaches and Turtle have nearly doubled in weight, and thanks to a constant supply of cuddles from their caretakers, they have become well-socialized and outgoing!
It looks like it won’t be long before the he other cutie is adopted too!
“This partnership is an amazing way to enrich the lives of the memory care center’s residents while saving the lives of our community’s most vulnerable pets.”
Thanks to programs such as this, more kittens will now have the chance to grow up and become loving family pets.
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