Good Mews is one of the few virtually cage-free, no-kill cat shelters in the State of Georgia. Since 1988, Good Mews has placed more than 7,000 cats in permanent homes. The shelter receives no government support, relying solely on donations of time, service and money from its supporters, the public and area businesses. Good Mews is home to approximately 100 residents at any given time, most of whom live at the shelter; some also reside in foster care.
Posted in Thankful Thursday on September 27, 2012
We would like to thank the Shelter Pet Project for making our sweet Otis the featured pet on their Facebook page on Friday.
Otis received 296 likes and 113 shares and we are hopeful that someone will read about this senior kitty and decide to come meet the handsome man in person.
Posted in Community Partnerships on September 25, 2012
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.
Posted in Thankful Thursday on September 20, 2012
We are very thankful thank some of the kitties you’ve met on this very blog over the last several weeks have gone to their forever homes.
Ms. Fluffy Pants picked out a family complete with a little boy who had the perfect lap.
Eden and Lily were adopted together. The sisters can now be best friends forever.
And Bear went home with another Good Mews resident, Summer. Bear, who can be timid in new situations, was adopted by a nice lady who visited with him several times at the shelter and is willing to give Bear the time and space he needs to feel comfortable.
Finding good homes for good kitties is what we do.