“A pet is a medication without side effects that has so many benefits. I can't always explain it myself, but for years now I've seen how instances of having a pet is like an effective drug. It really does help people.”
Dr. Edward Creagan, Oncologist at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.
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We recognize the existence of the human-animal bond and its importance to client and community health. Purr-fect Cat Therapy Inc is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization in Nevada. Tax ID/EIN 82-1983545 Our organization was formed with the mission of providing hypoallergenic prescription companion pets and trained therapy cats to veterans, individuals with special needs, and service organizations. We provide our kittens of the highest quality free of charge to qualified special needs persons. We educate the public and raise awareness about the vital role of companion animals in the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities.
We provide trained hypoallergenic pure bred Traditional Siberian cats for Animal Assisted Therapy * Animal Assisted Activities * Therapeutic Recreational * Pet Therapy * Mental health agencies * pediatric facilities * nursing homes * physical rehabilitation hospitals * adult day programs * substance recovery programs * community recreation centers * outdoor recreation centers * adult retirement communities * skilled nursing facilities * developmental disability centers * home health care * after school programs * assisted living centers * specialty schools for kids with hearing impairments, visual impairments and other physical and cognitive disabilities* Veterans Administration hospitals * correctional facilities.
Purr-fect Cat Therapy Inc aim to aid those that live with an invisible illness, including autism, aspergers, PTSD, With high-quality breeding and intensive training, PCT therapy cats are reliable companions in increasing quality of life, providing emotional and social support.
All Prescription & Therapy cats by Purr-fect Cat Therapy Inc are temperament tested and come with the best health guarantees in the business.
Siberians are fearless, quiet, playful and calm. They are strong, alert, and adventurous with lustrous coats and round, curious eyes. easy going personalities and relatively low maintenance.
We are the 1st non-profit organization in the USA, catering to allergy sufferers and special needs. We specialize in raising, training, hypoallergenic companion felines for therapeutic use. Purr-fect Cat Therapy Inc (PCT) cats are traditional Siberian specially bred for health and temperament.
Purr-fect Cat Therapy is also a Animal Protection and Welfare Organization volunteers foster group based Rescue and Sanctuary for Siberian Cat Breed. Purpose of Purr-fect Cat Therapy Inc is to raise funds to maintain the first Hypoallergenic Cat Cafe in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Cafe will provide a platform for rescue, permanent shelter and adoption of purebred Siberian cats, also providing the public with access to the therapeutic benefit of cats. Providing and facilitating Therapeutic Recreation and Animal-Assisted Therapy and Activities for Special needs communities and everyone one that needs it. Maintaining a high standard of medical care for our felines residents, providing services and resources for re-homing thereby reducing neglect, cruelty, and euthanasia of pets.
We are an all-volunteer group with no paid staff and as a result, we rely solely on adoption fees, fundraising, donations and the generosity of cat lovers around the world to continue our efforts. Donations help us to provide veterinary care, medicine, vaccinations, food, kitty litter, and other supplies, so that the only limit on our foster caregivers is the size of their homes – not the size of their pocketbooks.
There’s always something going on at our organization. Check out our latest news and view photos from our past events.
Providing Care and Sanctuary for Purebred Siberian Cats. Although all of our Siberian Cats are carefully bred and trained, not all of the cats in the PCT program will choose the path of a therapy cat.
Being a foster parent is one of the most rewarding volunteer opportunities that we have to offer.
Studies have shown that pets help alleviate the symptoms of PTSD, offering companionship to victims who may find it easier to be around animals than to be in the company of people. Owning a cat can lift your mood or help you feel less stressed. Purr-fect Cat Therapy Inc, through our program "Purr-fect Cat Healing Vets" will match a Veteran suffering of PTSD with a partner trained Therapy cat at No-Cost-No Worries to you. We also continued assist you and your cat for life with access to a pet pantry, lower cost veterinary care, assistance with emergency boarding and re-homing services.
Providing our Nation's Veterans suffering PTSD with trained hypoallergenic comfort cats at no cost.
Our Therapy Cat in Training (TCIT) Raisers Program are volunteer families who agree to welcome a Therapy cat into their home.
The total cost to raise, train, and place a Therapy Cat with a Veteran is well over $10.000. although there is no charge to the Veteran for either the cat or any associated training.
Purr-fect Cat Therapy, is dedicated to helping veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) by providing them with Companion therapy Cats. We’re honored to help the men and women who so bravely served our country with cats that dramatically improve their quality of life. Please Visit our Programs for more Info on how to qualify and apply for this PCT program. Cats can help people feel better by providing companionship. All cat owners, including those who have post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can experience these benefits.
Purr-fect Cat Therapy's Adoption Fees vary from FREE to $2.000, the fees help us cover just a small fraction of the cost of breeding, raising, and training is well over $10.000.
Our work would not be possible without the dedication, passion, and determination each and every volunteer brings to our organization.
We rely on many types of gifts to achieve our mission. Here are some of the ways you can give.
Cats are the furry and loving creatures that make us feel better no matter what kind of problem life throws our way. Purr-fect Cat Therapy Inc in Las Vegas strives to help individuals with special needs or disabilities feel the therapeutic power that our feline friends can readily provide.
Burma the Adventure Cat and his his Iraq War veteran owner Stephen Simmons, travel the rugged terrains of America and climb the highest mountains. Simmons’ dog, Puppi joins them most of the time too. Simmons had a difficult time returning to civilian life after leaving the military. His adventures with Burma and Puppi serve as a sort of therapy. “My friend and therapist Chris Fadness, a Gulf War veteran, is on the cutting edge of PTSD therapy. He taught me that PTSD is very much a biological function — it’s not just in our minds — and that we can do things to positively impact how our bodies respond to stress and anxiety. ‘Adventure therapy’ channels your biological symptoms to work in positive rather than destructive ways,” said Simmons to The Huffington Post.
Purr-fect Cat Therapy, Inc is a registered non-profit corporation in the state of Nevada. Tax ID/EIN 82-1983545 We are in the process of filling for 501(c)(3) Federal Tax Exemption. Contributions or gifts to Purr-fect Cat Therapy are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purposes. However, they may be tax deductible under other provisions of the Internal Revenue Code.