Kitty City Companionship Programs enable the elderly and disabled to have a loving pet and provide peace of mind. We provide a companion for them to love and care for. If needed, we also provide food and litter as well as weekly assistance. There is no cost for veterinary services to them should the animal become sick. There is no long term commitment on their part, they can travel or do whatever they like, we take the animal back at any time they want. The program is active in private homes, assisted living centers and nursing homes when appropriate. In addition, Kitty City Companionship Programs provide veterinary support and food to owners for an existing pet. We can also help re-home their pet when they can no longer physically take care of the animal.
Numerous articles have been written regarding how animals add tremendous value to the quality of life. In a survey taken by the American Animal Hospital Association, 57% of pet owners preferred the company of their pet to that of another human if they were stranded on an island. This is magnified with those who are isolated. While we may think of our pets as trusted members of our family, these four-legged companions serve another purpose. Pets not only provide companionship, but offer some a new lease on life. During times of crisis or major stress, such as unemployment or prolonged illness, pets are an anchor or stable force that helps us cope. For senior citizens, a pet supplies companionship and affection, but also security and protection. Older adults who are pet owners are likely to be more alert, require fewer trips to the doctor, and are less likely to suffer from depression and loneliness. As communication becomes difficult with humans, the elderly can find enormous comfort in a purring companion.
Pet owners tend to be more physically active and have lower cholesterol than non-pet owners. An article in the American Journal of Cardiology points out that pet owners who had suffered a heart attack had a better survival rate than non-pet owners. In a study conducted by Dr. Karen Allen of the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, stockbrokers who were given a pet reduced by half the increase in blood pressure from stress. Although the researchers were pleased with the results, they weren’t surprised. The results supported what they already knew: It is beneficial to be with a pet in times of stress.
Having a warm feline sitting in your lap, purring away happily, has a calming effect. However, Kitty’s purr has other health benefits as well. Kitty purrs between 25 and 50 Hz. This frequency is not only stress-relieving, but can promote bone density and fracture healing. The low frequency can also help relieve pain and achy muscles. Having a purring buddy can help ease the aches and pains associated with stress.
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