We all know that being in hospital, for whatever reason, can be stressful, which is why initiatives such as Pets as Therapy are so important.
By, 24 Oct 2019
Hospitals. They aren’t everyone’s favourite place. To make patients’ stay easier and more joyful during their stay at hospitals, initiatives such as Pets as Therapy utilise the fluffiness and friendliness of pets to ensure happiness for everyone.
Pets as Therapy is an organisation which seeks to enhance well-being through volunteer pets. They work in hospitals, hospices, nursing and care homes, special needs schools and other places too.
Meet Mr London Meow...
…the cat bringing happiness and cuddles to patients in hospitals across London.
When Mr London Meow visits patients, they can pet him, play games with him, cuddle him and even talk to him. He becomes their friend and both patients and cat feel better because of it.
Loved by all
Mr London Meow is a very friendly cat and is not only loved by patients and their families but is also cherished by staff.
Mr London Meow is one popular cat – he has over 6.5k fans on Instagram.
Being a part of Pets as Therapy means that Mr London Meow has a VIP pass to access various hospitals so he can meet patients from across the region.
The importance of mental health
Studies have shown that "87% of people who owned a cat felt it had a positive impact on their wellbeing, while 76% said they could cope with everyday life much better thanks to the company of their feline friends."
Mr London Meow is a ‘therapy cat’ though it's rarer to come across a therapy cat than a dog, they are not unheard of!
Mr London Meow sure does love the capital city too – as his name shows!