Cat Therapy: A US prison uses cats to rehabilitate prisoners

A US prison uses cats to rehabilitate prisoners

Pets have always been famous for their therapeutic effect on others. For several years, the Indiana prison has been accepting rescued cats for the rehabilitation of convicts. Fluffy friends help reduce anxiety and overcome depression, make you feel less lonely, improve your mood and even lower blood pressure. In addition, they also help convicted criminals…

Saint Gertrude of Nivelles

Saint Gertrude, The Patron Saint of Cats

You might think of March 17 as St. Patrick’s Day, but it’s also the feast day of a lesser-known saint: Gertrude of Nivelles, patron saint of cats and gardeners too! Gertrude of Nivelles was born around 626 in present-day Belgium into a well-connected noble family. When her father died, Gertrude and her mother, Itta, moved…

Pet me, I'm Irish!

Pet Me, I’m Irish!

St. Patrick’s Day is most definitely a festive celebration of Irish culture, music, and the opportunity to dress up in bright green and shamrock prints. As with any holiday, however, remember to take precautions with food and libations which may not be safe for pets to ingest. If you plan to celebrate St. Patrick’s day…