Those who live with and love a pet know of the emotional benefits of being owned by own. The sight of a wagging tail or the sound of rumbling purr can’t help but brighten the day. Now there is scientific evidence that pet ownership is good for your health as well. According to the CDC, pets can decrease your blood pressure, cholesterol levels, triglyceride levels and feelings of loneliness. One study found that elderly people who own pets also make fewer visits to doctors than those who are without animal companions, possibly because the animals mitigate loneliness. These facts also show why pet therapy can be so beneficial.
The kitties of Good Mews stand ready to help! Twice a month residents of Atria Senior Living come to the shelter to spend some time with their feline friends and, often times, bring hand made toys with them. As you can see, it’s a good time for all involved. Our kitties are always up for visitors and the seniors can take both pride and pleasure in giving the residents of Good Mews love and attention while they wait for their forever homes.
That’s what is called a win/win situation.