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In Tragedy's Wake, Connecticut Cat Rescue Has "Kitten Therapy"
Care 2 via Catster Magazine ^ | Jane A Kelley

Posted on 12/28/2012 1:32:01 PM PST by Gefn

I shared the collective shock of the US when I heard about the tragedy that struck Newtown, Connecticut. I have a special connection to Newtown and Sandy Hook Elementary School. That’s where Kitten Associates — the rescue group I adopted my beloved Kissy from — is located. The news was painful to watch; Facebook posts from friends throughout the day were heartbreaking enough.

When I woke up the next morning, I was surprised in a whole different way. Robin Olson and Sam Moore, who run Kitten Associates, had come up with an amazing idea: they would provide their traumatized hometown with a big dose of “kitten therapy” by opening their home-based rescue to children who needed a break from the pain, and also a reason to smile. Kitties for Kids was born.

They wanted their little visitors to have a reminder of the pleasant experience of playing with the kittens, so they started an Amazon wishlist to purchase plush cats for the children to take with them when they left. In just a couple of hours, every item on their wishlist had been purchased by people all over the country who love Kitten Associates and were hoping to find a meaningful way they could support the people of Newtown

Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/kitten-therapy-arrives-in-newton-ct.html#ixzz2GNs8S9F8

(Excerpt) Read more at care2.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: cats; kittyping
My first post here. I hope I did everything correctly.
1 posted on 12/28/2012 1:32:07 PM PST by Gefn
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To: Slings and Arrows

kitty ping


2 posted on 12/28/2012 1:33:12 PM PST by Gefn
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ping


3 posted on 12/28/2012 1:33:12 PM PST by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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To: Gefn

Lol! Didn’t realize you were going to ping slings!


4 posted on 12/28/2012 1:35:33 PM PST by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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To: Silentgypsy

great minds think alike. The fact we did it at the same time.... we must really have great minds! Or be kindred cat people.


5 posted on 12/28/2012 1:39:09 PM PST by Gefn
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To: Slings and Arrows

PING this one over to you! :)=^..^=


6 posted on 12/28/2012 1:44:11 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Gefn; Silentgypsy; Biggirl; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; ...

7 posted on 12/28/2012 1:51:27 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Gefn
You must have done something wrong, because my screen went blurry. ;)

/johnny

10 posted on 12/28/2012 2:01:08 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Gefn

so here’s the deal. At least according to cracked.com

Cats purring is a self healing mechanism. They create these vibrations at a certain frequency, which they use to heal their own stuff.

What’s interesting, is that the same frequency of the purring also impacts humans in the same way.

Purr away pussies, purr away.


11 posted on 12/28/2012 2:06:54 PM PST by onona (Poke salad ain't all that bad.)
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To: Gefn

Ya did good.....good thing you weren’t a blogger.


12 posted on 12/28/2012 2:13:33 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: Slings and Arrows

How can I not champion this Cause?

Fangs, Slings! <3


13 posted on 12/28/2012 2:23:33 PM PST by Monkey Face (If you keep your nose to the grindstone, you can be sure of one thing: You'll lose face.)
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To: Gefn

14 posted on 12/28/2012 2:39:06 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some cultures are destined to remain stupid and we need to quit trying to uplift them.)
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To: Monkey Face

Mew’re welcome.


15 posted on 12/28/2012 2:39:17 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Mine did too for a bit. ;)


16 posted on 12/28/2012 2:44:02 PM PST by Gefn
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To: Hot Tabasco

Thank you Kind Sir. ;)


17 posted on 12/28/2012 2:45:22 PM PST by Gefn
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

can you imagine if they gave kittens out instead of medicine?

kittens appear at .19

http://www.frequency.com/video/scrubs-kittens-daydream/23984591


18 posted on 12/28/2012 2:55:28 PM PST by Gefn
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To: Gefn

I can’t even begin to imagine how two comments could have been removed on this sweet thread.


19 posted on 12/28/2012 4:44:41 PM PST by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Gefn; Slings and Arrows

Just fine, and thank you for pinging Slings.

Thank you for the ping, SA&, my friend.


20 posted on 12/28/2012 7:32:58 PM PST by TheOldLady
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To: leaning conservative; Gefn
I can’t even begin to imagine how two comments could have been removed on this sweet thread.

The two comments that were removed were because of an accidental triple post. And you are so right, it's a very sweet and heartwarming thread.

21 posted on 12/28/2012 7:35:57 PM PST by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

My pleasure, and my honor.


22 posted on 12/28/2012 8:51:47 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: leaning conservative; TheOldLady

The Post button has been slam-firing lately.


23 posted on 12/28/2012 8:53:40 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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