The Hermitage Cat Shelter has teamed up with the Autism Society of Southern Arizona to create a new interactive program for children called Purrs for Autism. The mission of Purrs for Autism is to improve the lives of children living with autism and homeless at-risk felines by providing a nurturing environment where children with autism will learn empathy, animal care, and preparing cats for adoption.
Children ages 6 – 16yrs old, living with autism, are encouraged to visit the shelter on a weekly basis to spend therapeutic time with the shelter’s residents – cats. Participates can experience the benefits of animal therapy, including an increase in self-confidence, communication skills, and the ability to focus with no threat of feeling overwhelmed, judged, or uncomfortable. For more information contact ASSA or the Hermitage Cat Shelter at 520-571-7839 or visit

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Date(s) - 03/17/2016
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Purrs for Autism

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