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Adorable Project Pairs Senior Citizens With Foster Kittens And Makes Everyone Happy

Pets have been proven to reduce stress and generally improve health and mood.

And for elderly people suffering with memory issues, having something to do that is helpful and fun can be just what the doctor ordered. That’s why the partnership between Catalina Springs Memory Center and Pima Animal Care Center in Arizona is extraordinary. This program is doing good work for both the senior citizens and the foster kittens in their care.

Rebecca Hamilton, the health director at Catalina Springs Memory Center, is no stranger to fostering kittens. She thought the “Bottle Babies” program would be perfect for her residents.


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“They [seem to] recognize them as babies, and the human instinct to nurture just kicks in automatically,” Hamilton said.

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