Here’s Jane Marcus, of the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society, pictured with a new shelter cat! Can you tell Jane likes cats?
This little guy, whose name is Furlington, has beautiful black fur that was badly matted when he arrived. The kind shelter folks shaved him so his fur would grow back and transform him into his natural, handsome self. Furlington is available for adoption now!
Cats can make us healthier.
Do you know that spending just 15 minutes of quality time with your cat can be a great stress buster and improve your emotional and physical health?
There is scientific evidence. Time spent playing with your cats boosts your production of seratonin, a chemical in your body that increases feelings of well being. Quality time with your cats may also reduce the level of cortisol in your body, a hormone that’s maintained at abnormally high levels when there’s a chronic or continued presence of stressors in your life.
A 20 year study also found that people who owned a cat were 40% less likely to suffer a heart attack. (Source: Purina.com)
OK, that’s enough evidence for me!!!
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