When Oreo the cat started showing up at St. Augustine Health Ministries, the friendly stray decided then and there that the retirement center was home. Every day, Oreo would hang around outside, sitting with residents as they waited for rides. Her sweet spirit quickly stole everyone’s hearts.
Before they knew what happened, Oreo started showing up inside the nursing home. When the receptionist found Oreo had taken her job one day, she knew that the former stray was there to stay.
“She’s like the family here. She helps the residents, she helps the employees, and we just love her”
“Most of the people we serve here had pets… so to have Oreo here, to be able to come out and pet the cat…”
“And see how the cat is doing… it brings… those feelings of home.”
“I think [Oreo] just brings a lot of laughter, a lot of smiles, and a lot of just normalcy.”
The world is just finding out about Oreo and the wonderful job she does at the nursing home. It brings a tear thinking that these wonderful, elderly people have a little piece of home whenever Oreo is around. Our furry friends are wonderful therapy.
Check out this Oreo in action in the video below!
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