Vintage cats for vintage humans, everything paid for after adopting

A happy senior lady with her new feline adoption from Forgotten Felines

Well, this is a remarkable cat charity rehoming program from America provided by Forgotten Felines of Corbin, Kentucky. It is a program designed to encourage the adoption of elderly cats and the shelter believes that ‘vintage felines’ are a good match with ‘vintage humans’! Elderly men and women are the target and because a …

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Does an asymptomatic toxoplasmosis infection cause elderly people to become frailer?

Toxoplasma parasite engages in 'identity theft' of immune cell to travel around the host's body

The Science Daily website has an article which infers that elderly people who have unknowingly been infected with the Toxoplasma gondii protozoan tend to be frailer in old age than those who haven’t. Essentially, the scientists found a connection with a higher level of antibodies to Toxoplasma gondii in a person and increased frailty. …

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Daughter gave a cat to her dying dad with dementia

Dying man with dementia comforted by the presence of a cat

The story, presented in the form of an infographic, is instructive. It tells us that when we can’t give a dying relative with dementia a present because they won’t understand what it’s for, they will instinctively respond to the presence of a cat or dog. Dementia or not, it seems that humans respond positively …

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How did the cat become associated with witchcraft?

Witch's cat

The compact infographic below summarises how the humble and innocent cat became so unfairly associated with witchcraft. Once again, I rely on the best man or women on the matter of cat history and behavior: Dr Desmond Morris. Such clean writing and clarity of thought. He says that religious bigots, in this case Christians, …

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UK councils have a duty to care for cats and other pets of residents taken into hospital (cost £1.08m)

Elmtree Luxury Pet Hotel

NEWS AND COMMENT-UK: The Daily Mail newspaper online criticises councils in the UK for spending £1 million in two years (2020-2022) “caring for pets abandoned by owners in ill-health”. I would like to discuss this. This is an informational page that may interest relatives caring for elderly cat owners. The report is criticising councils …

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