Putney Patients To Get Feline Companionship

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 94 months ago
Putney Patients To Get Feline Companionship

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A hospital in Putney is planning to welcome a coterie of cats to aid patients recovery. The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability wants to introduce the moggies to complement their collection of dogs, which have been sniffing around the grounds since 1989 thanks to the efforts of charity Pets As Therapy. It all sounds fine in theory, but administrators wishing to avoid a lawsuit may trouble themselves to read up on the strange tale of Oscar, the resident feline at a Rhode Island care home whose reputation as the 'death cat' stems from his uncanny ability to predict when a patient is about to kick the bucket.

Last Updated 28 April 2010