Service Cats: Harnessing Kitty Has Multiple Benefits

Hello and welcome to Service Cats and Everything Feline on Friday. Our Service Cat posts aren’t intended to be an all inclusive Training Manual but rather Tips, Tricks and Techniques used/developed by myself, mommy A, throughout my many years of animal training, cats in particular. And to offer insight into your questions about Everything Feline. Always remember, successful Training is all about Repetition and Rewards. We’re asking you to submit any and all questions you may have; whether they be about training, health, diet or whatever. You can leave them in the comments below or send us an email using our contact form here. If you’ve missed any posts in this series, you can check them out by clicking the links found on our Training Tips and Everything Feline link in our menu. There is a short description of each article next to it’s respective link.

RaenaBelle in stroller with Service Cats and Everything Feline Logo

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Service Cats: Starting Over Again

Hello and welcome to Service Cats and Everything Feline Friday. Our Service Cat posts aren’t intended to be an all inclusive Training Manual but rather Tips, Tricks and Techniques used/developed by myself, mommy A, throughout my many years of animal training, cats in particular. And to offer insight into your questions about Everything Feline. Always remember, successful Training is all about Repetition and Rewards. We’re asking you to submit any and all questions you may have; whether they be about training, health, diet or whatever. You can leave them in the comments below or send us an email using our contact form here. If you’ve missed any posts in this series, you can check them out by clicking the Training Tips and Everything Feline link from our menu above. There you’ll find links and descriptions of each article.

Raena sits pretty in the stroller and harness

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Service Cat and Therapy Cat: Not da Same

OMC Meez got so many nice comments and lots of new followews. Fank you Sammy fur sendin’ evewpawdy meez way. 🙂  

Anyways, you’s all wanna heaw ’bout  what meez and  sis Lexi  du fur mommy and how we’s lewned.  so, as purromised meez stowy will stawt Munday. But afuw we’s can stawt dat we’s need tu cleaw a foo fings up and giv you’s sum descwiptions and a little back stowy.  So fuw da nex foo days meez will be tellin’ ’bout mommy’s fiwst evew service kitty and  da diffewence in a “Service animal” and a “Therapy animal.” So, fiwst fings fiwst.   A service animal is an animal dat is specifically twained tu do wowk or tasks fuw a purrsun wiff a disability.  In 2011 the ADA changed da wules and definitions yet agin tu say dat  only dogs  are recognized are service animals. Howevew cewtifications and licensin’ is not wequired. And any animal dat meets dis definition is considewed a “Service animal” or “Assistance animal.”  Often people confuse “Service animals” and “Therapy animals”  and fink dey are one in da same, but dat is not da case.

 

A “Therapy animal” is defined as an animal that has been twained in obedience and scweened fuw it’s ability tu get along wiff and be comfurtable  wiff humans and uddew animals.  Da main purrpose fuw a “Therapy animal” is tu purrvide comfuwt and suppowt and affection tu those in hospitals, nuwsin’ homes, schools, hospices, cwisis centews and da like.  Agin these animals are usually considewed tu be dogs. But many uddew species includin’ cats are entewin dis field.  You can visit da ADA, Fair Housing Act, Air Carrier Access Act, etc. fuw fuwthew definitions and rights. “Therapy animals” and der handlews hav no purrtections undew da law whereas “Service animals”  and der ownews du. Each state may also make and hav laws dat guvewn and affowd additional wights and purrtections, but you’s must check wiff each state afuw assumin’ anyfin’. 

 

Well now dat we’s got da business outta da way, da nex foo posts will be more fun. Tumowwow meez will tell you’s all ’bout Shad, mommy’s fiwst evew Service Cat. In da meantime, purrlease membew dat all of you fuwwy’s are special. And just cuz meez a Service cat dusn’t mean dat meez bettew den you’s or you’s fuwwy’s. It just means dat meez has a “JOB”.  MOL             So, Til da nex time, Hav a Pawsum Day!!

 

 

Hmmmm What shuld meez say fiwst??
Hmmmm What shuld meez say fiwst??

 

Mommy, meez wants tu tell dem da difference 'tween a Service cat and a Therapy cat.
Mommy meez wants tu tell dem da difference ‘tween a Service cat and a Therapy Cat.

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses 😀

 

Dezi