Purr-fect Cat Therapy Inc

Sharing the Natural Healing Power of Cats 

Therapy Cat.

A therapy cat is a cat trained to help ailing humans in a medically beneficial way to take advantage of the human-animal interaction for purposes of relaxation and healing. Therapy cats have been used as companions to help the recovery and well-being of stroke victims, lower blood pressure, decrease patient anxiety, increase sensory stimulation, ward off depression, inspire a "sense of purpose", and assist teens at juvenile detention centers and children with developmental disabilities. A therapy cat provides affection and comfort to people in retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, and other human service care facilities.  A therapy animal is someone’s pet, who along with their handler, have been screened to be appropriate to visit people in places where animals are traditionally not allowed. Therapy animals are taken to hospitals, assisted-living and hospice centers, domestic violence shelters, libraries, schools and many other places.

The most important characteristic of a therapy cat is its temperament. A good therapy cat must be friendly, patient, confident, gentle, and at ease in all situations. Therapy cats must enjoy human contact and be content to be petted and handled, sometimes clumsily. Cats must demonstrate that loud noises and barking dogs do not bother them. A therapy cat's primary job is to allow unfamiliar people to make physical contact with it and to enjoy that contact. Children in particular enjoy hugging animals; adults usually enjoy simply petting the cat. The cat might need to be lifted onto, or climb onto, an individual's lap or bed and sit or lie comfortably there. In hospice environments, therapy cats can play a role in palliative care by reducing death anxiety. 

PCT provide and train purebred hypoallergenic Siberian cats of the highest quality for therapy team work.

Therapy cats have been used as companions to help the recovery and well-being of stroke victims, lower blood pressure, decrease patient anxiety, increase sensory stimulation, ward off depression, inspire a "sense of purpose", and assist teens at juvenile detention centers and children with developmental disabilities and to help children with language, speech and hearing problems. Some nursing homes have therapy cats that are used as companions to their elderly residents.

Therapy cats are also used in hospitals to relax children who are staying there. There have been arguments made that therapy animals can work as well as or better than conventional pharmaceutical medicine for helping people relax, Animals have been used as medicinal resources for the treatment and relieve of a myriad of illnesses and diseases in practically every human culture. Although considered by many as superstition, the pertinence of traditional medicine based on animals cannot be denied since they have been methodically tested by pharmaceutical companies as sources of drugs to the modern medical science.

 According to one report, the cats can help children and teens with special needs to "feel relaxed", and that the human-cat communication is beneficial. One researcher reviewing 25 studies found positive effects of pets on patients in nursing homes, and found evidence that the animals helped patients be more alert, smile more often, and that the presence of the pets helped physically aggressive patients to calm down and allow other humans to be near them

Health Screening.

Every cat in PCT’s breeding program receives the following health exams and related clearances:

  • Genetic testing:  Erythrocyte Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (PK Def)-  Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)
  • Heart examined by a board-certified Veterinary Cardiologist:  Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)
  • Intestinal Parasite Screen
  • Feline Upper Respiratory PCR
  • Feline Retroviral
  • FeLV/FIV
  • Dental

PCT provides top-quality veterinary care for program cats and keeps careful health and veterinary records from the date kittens enter the program through their entire lives. All PCT cats are spayed or neutered unless they are being considered for the PCT breeding program.


PCT cats are carefully socialized as kittens and gradually exposed to experiences and public places to make them calm and confident. Siberians are fearless, quiet, playful and calm. They can take up to 5 years to fully mature but remain playful throughout their lives. These cats love to be close to family members and get along great with children, dogs, cats and other animals. They are more likely to chirp or trill than meow. They are also very creative ad intelligent; Siberians are problem solvers. They are loyal, loving and enjoy playing fetch and other interactive games with their humans, which may be why some people say their temperament is dog-like. Siberians are mellow, relatively quiet cats.

Purr-fect Cat Therapy Inc Training & Placement.

Therapy Cats are provided to qualifying individual.

Purr-fect Cat Therapy formed the  Purr-fect Cat Therapy / RA  program, PCT Inc. pairs high quality trained PCT cats with qualified clients, Social workers * Residential coordinators * Occupational therapists * AAT Volunteer * .... who could benefit from therapy feline assistant. 

We provide ongoing lifetime support and hands-on assistance to all of the Client- Therapy cat match. 

Please Note: Therapy Animals are NOT Service Animals. A Service Animal as defined by the American with Disabilities Act is “individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability”. Service Animals are allowed in public places such as restaurants, retail stores, etc. Therapy Animals are NOT entitled to this same privilege. To learn more about Service Animals visit the Pet Partners , Love on a Leash national websites.