Animals find their furever homes in local senior communities

‘Companions can play a crucial role in residents’ well-being’

Two cats, Virgil and Goliath from the Animal Care Sanctuary, were brought to AristaCare, a rehabilitation center in Montoursville to live with the residents in their new furever home. Rosemary Wiegand, medical director, contacted Animal Care Sanctuary about cats, as one of the resident cats had passed away.

The Animal Care Sanctuary sent pictures and biographies to AristaCare and the residents chose Virgil and Goliath.

The cats were given their final check up by the veterinarian and off they went to AristaCare. Companions can play a crucial role in residents’ well-being. They are entertaining, loving and give unconditional love.

Animals do not care if someone does not know what day it is or if they are lonely or depressed. They are there to comfort, cuddle and bring a smile to whomever needs it.

Wiegand and her health care team had lots of toys, treats and beds for the cats. While they were shy for a very short time their curiosity brought them to where the action was and that was with residents and staff.

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