Providing Pet Therapy at Assisted Living Facilities
The Feline Pet Therapy Team
We are a nonprofit, cage-less, all foster home cat sanctuary. We provide safe sanctuary, rehabilitation, medical care and socialization for special needs and senior cats to live out their natural lives. Select sanctuary cat teams provide purr therapy at area health and nursing care facilities, health rehabilitation and assisted living facilities using the cats in our sanctuary. We operate on Catholic Christian values.
This website is dedicated to the cat teams that provide purr therapy at area health and nursing care facilities, health rehabilitation and assisted living facilities. It takes a cat with the right temperament and personality to serve as an member of a cat purr therapy team. These are our current cat purr therapy team members.
Hello! I’m Giuseppe Casey Abraham Delacey Thomas O’Malley the FORMER Alley Cat. But you can call me Boo! I lost my home and spent 9+ years in a feral cat colony until I was trapped and reclaimed by Our Lady of Mercy’s Catnip Cottage. I was all torn up by some animal that attacked me. I am now happy and healthy, and love my new home. I love people that are kind to me and I always like to return affection with my kisses. I am a therapy cat on the Catnip Cottage’s purr therapy team. I visit two nursing homes a month and spend time with the residents there, letting them tell me what a good and pretty boy I am.
This beautiful girls name is Caliope. She was abandoned as a kitten into a managed feral colony that was monitored and supported by Berkley County Paws (BC Paws). When the BC Paws rescuer saw her she immediately knew that I could be socialized and have a wonderful life in the right furever home. BC Paws posted a picture of her on Facebook. We were in the process of evaluating our purr therapy team to decide if we had enough team members (it takes a cat with just the right temperament and personality) when we saw her face on Facebook and immediately knew Caliope would have great potential as a pet therapy team member and we were right. She is a gentle and loving girl and never shows aggressive behavior. She is in training now and doing very well.
Meet Alani Rose. Alani is a female ginger cat which while it’s not rare it isn’t frequent Ginger genes work differently in cats compared to people, which makes female ginger cats a little harder to come by. There are roughly three males to one female ginger cat. A neighbor of a Berkley County Paws (BC Paws) rescuer found Alani and her mom under her crawl space. She took care of them until Alani’s mom decided it was time for her to be independent (approximately 4 months) so Alani was given to BC Paws to find her a furever home. BC Paws contacted us to see if we could fit another team member into the colony after much discussion (30 seconds or so) we agreed. She came in with the name Rose which we liked but we also wanted something unique and came up with Alani which in Hawaiian means orange thus she became Alani Rose. Alani has been socialized and has just started her training for purr therapy.