Found Hearts in Apple Tree Creek is calling for cat cuddlers to help socialise the animals at their refuge and get them ready for adoption.
Owner Jan Bartlett said 19 cats were currently living at the sanctuary and, with her own time limited, were in need of some affection and play from other humans.
“Cat lovers are desperately needed to spend an hour or two a week cuddling, playing with, chatting to and generally keeping them company,” Jan said.
“We have lots of animals here which means we are time poor so we would love some locals to help us out with socialising these beautiful cats.”
Ranging in shapes, colours and sizes, Jan said the adult cats would benefit greatly from the cuddling activity, making them more social and ready for new homes.
“This type of socialistation will give them the opportunity to come out of their shell, especially the shyer cats,” she said.
“Some of them have been with us for a year and while they are used to us, they need other people around.”
Found Hearts is a not-for-profit charity organisation which has been operating in Apple Tree Creek for two years and works to build a safety network for animals in need.
Jan and her team not only look after cats, who either come from the pound or are given up, but other animals too including dogs, horses, sheep, hens and more.
Cuddling a cat provides many benefits
Jan said cuddling the cats at her shelter would not only provide many benefits to the felines, but also the human participants involved.
“Cats have been proven to help people by relieving stress and creating a sense of calmness,” she said.
“The vibrations of their purring are very beneficial.”
So if you love cats and have some spare time to cuddle one or all 19 of them, contact the Jan and the team at Found Hearts.
You can find all the details on their Facebook page here.