Cat therapy

We conduct cat therapy as part of our outreach initiatives - so we can help those who need it the most.

Our Outreach Team conducts cat therapy sessions for seniors in nursing homes, students, as well as children and young adults with special needs.

Through activities such as grooming, patting, playing or simply by their presence, therapy cats provide relaxation, emotional comfort and assist in physical healing.

Seniors, for example, are encouraged to pick a toy and play with the cats or groom them so as to aid their mobility.

Children and young adults with special needs can also gain social skills during their interaction with the cats and our volunteers.

Seniors, for example, are encouraged to pick a toy and play with the cats or groom them so as to aid their mobility.

Children and young adults with special needs can also gain social skills during their interaction with the cats and our volunteers.

Research in nursing homes in the US have found that cat therapy has helped seniors become more social and are an important source of social interaction for nursing home residents.

Cat therapy may also be useful with decreasing signs of anxiety in hospitalised children, and cats in families who have a child on the autism spectrum have been found to provide “valuable bonding, attention and a calming affect.”

As companions that are scientifically proven to elevate poor emotional moods, our therapy cats also promote the love for cats, replacing any fear or misconception towards felines with acceptance.

Featured in the media

Groundup: Love Kuching Project

For the love of cats and much more! 🐱 Beyond caring for sick and injured cats in the community, Love Kuching Project spreads love, care and warmth by bringing feline therapy to the elderly and differently-abled members of society! ❤ #CityofGood

Posted by National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre - NVPC on Wednesday, 5 September 2018
Animal-Assisted Therapy

English version of the report on animal-assisted therapy, with the kaijus bringing cheer to the folks in the nursing home.http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/pets-for-companionship/2184748.htmlContact outreach@lovekuchingproject.org to find out more and make a difference with Love Kuching Project!

Posted by Nicky Bay on Tuesday, 13 October 2015
Cat Therapy - Channel 8 News

Some patients were very quiet and reserved, but brightened up after the cats visited them. Contact outreach@lovekuchingproject.org to find out more and make a difference with Love Kuching Project!

Posted by Nicky Bay on Monday, 5 October 2015
Love Kuching Project's Cat Therapy on Suria News

If you caught the news on Suria today, you'd notice about Love Kuching's cat therapy programme on it.It says the cat therapy programme has made the residents more interactive and that they do like cats too.

Posted by Love Kuching Project on Sunday, 4 October 2015

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Be part of the Outreach team

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Volunteer for Outreach

Join the team as an Outreach volunteer if you are available during weekdays or weekends!

You can also join us as an ad-hoc volunteer, with or without your cat, for therapy sessions that fit your schedule.

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Volunteer your cat as a therapy cat

We don’t look out for a special breed of cat to select as a therapy cat, though we do look out for certain criteria before your cat can be a therapy cat. If you want to volunteer your cat, it should be:

  • Vaccinated and neutered, with the relevant paperwork to prove vaccinations
  • Relaxed in the presence of strangers and others
  • Comfortable on a leash and harness

If you think your cat has what it takes, make an application here.
Not sure? Email outreach@lovekuchingproject.org to find out more.

Become our Outreach partner

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Tell us more about how your VWO can benefit from cat therapy

If you’re from a voluntary welfare organisation (VWO) and would like to partner with us, do drop us an email! Let us know more about the following!

  • basic information about your organisation
  • who would receive therapy in your organisation
  • the available times we can drop by for cat therapy
  • who we should contact for more information

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