I have been rescuing animals all of my life, volunteering and donating my time, skills and money to countless shelters and animal welfare organizations abroad and in USA. Animals always been my comfort zone and my favourite pastime, at very young age, I was responsible in bringing back home countless injured and lost pets, dogs, cats, birds, rabbit....I still lively remember on my way to school in France, my mom peeking though the window giving me the desperate look of no more pets! Little she knows lost and sick animals followed me back home.
Happily Married for 20 years to my loving husband Fletcher Harris Jr, who is now retired after 21 years of service for the United State Air Force. A war Veteran, he is always been faithful to our pets despite the demanding time serving his country. I am very grateful for the time we had in military, often we find ourselves missing the close net military community. It brought us closer and gave us awareness on many issues and struggles the military members are confronted, coming back home from deployments or at retirement. I have absolutely no doubts about the beneficial and therapeutic life changing effect of a pet during difficult time. PCT was born simply out of love of the Traditional Siberian cat combined with the strong desire of helping special needs community and everyone that needs Cat Therapy.
I am a stage 4 Melanoma Cancer survivor since 2011, While the scenery is breathtaking in Nevada, I can't enjoy the beach, the desert and the sun because of my type of cancer. Melanoma Skin Cancer is also the deadliest form of Cancer and this forced me to stay Indoor for the greatest part of the year. This new diagnosis with the imposed indoor life simply brought me another layer of medical and mental illness. Our cats and pets provided me comfort and a non judgmental companionship during difficult times. The national treasure forest cat of Russia became the soul and well being tools of PCT, Inc. I often refer of my cats being my therapists. Our mission is to provide and share theses intelligent, hypoallergenic cats with the people that might be confronted with such invisible illnesses that greatly affected their quality of life.
Our team and volunteers are determined to enhance the lives of veteran, people, children with special needs and their families.
I am a proud military and Veteran's wife, during my husband's service I recognized the needs of Military families and Veterans for Emotional Support Animals. I myself couldn't have be the greatest support at home during my husband's deployments without them, pets are invaluable for their companionship. I hope to inspire others and share this unbreakable and strong human-cat bond share the unconditional love and companionship theses natural Siberian Cats can offer. Puppi and Burma story was the inspiration for the creation of PCT Adventure Cat and the Purr-fect Cat Healing Vets Program.
Christelle M Harris
Founder/President Purr-fect Cat Therapy Inc.