Healing Paws

What does a cat from Poland, Russia and Denver have in common? All three happen to be known for helping their fellow four-legged friends.

Rademenesa is known as the nurse cat of Bydgoszcz, Poland. He had come into the animal clinic with an inflamed respiratory tract, from which was thought he wouldn’t recover. However, the vet nursed him back to health and that’s when the clinic noticed something amazing.

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Image – Rademenes on Facebook @Rademenes.CatNurse

He returned the favor and began to comfort, cuddle and even massage other patients in the clinic. Rademenesa became the official, well-loved, full-time clinic nurse and mascot.

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Image – Rademenes on Facebook @Rademenes.CatNurse

Rademenesa made news around the world but he hasn’t let fame go to his head, he still practices his healing magic with great love on the animals at the clinic. For updates on him and his latest ‘patients’ be sure to follow him on Facebook.

Black cats seem to have a knack for this, and the next cat is no exception. Lyutsik the disabled cat who hails from Perm, Russia came into the clinic as a kitten after having been found with a damaged spine and, although his back legs are paralyzed he proved that his disability wouldn’t stop him from helping other animals.

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Смотрите, кто приходил в гости к Люцику- это самый известный в Перми чихуахуа Чарли @charli_perm. Если вы помните, Чарли лечился у нас с грыжей в позвоночнике, был прооперирован, восстановился, и теперь уже Чарли себя великолепно чувствует. Люцик позавидовал Чарли, что у него много нарядов от пуховика до свитеров и предпочел оставаться в стороне🐒😜 Добавляйтесь к @charli_perm , следите за его жизнью и ловите завтра #языкповторникам. Look , whom met Lucik in the last week! It is our patient who had similar problem with the spine. In one day he stoped to walk. After operation and a lot of care from his parents, he is good again! Lucik was envy of clothes of Charly because he has a lot of different coats and t-shirts, and Lucik decided stay behind without big interest. Add Charli @charli_perm and look at his style🐶🐶👕👟 #люцикклиникаклык #чихуахуа #пермь#ветеринарнаяклиника

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Lyutsik has also been a blood donor and knows exactly who needs extra TLC standing by while they get injections and cuddling and purring to help patients heal.

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Lyutsik is adored by staff who are inspired by his compassion, resilience and joy he brings to all the people and animals around him. He can be followed on the clinic’s Instagram page Klykperm.

Last but certainly not least is a handsome orange tabby named Ron who came to the Northfield Veterinary Hospital in Denver as a kitten from a feral cat colony and soon started comforting new, scared and sick animals. Ron’s skills made local news when he managed tame a large cat that was labeled too aggressive. Ron apparently sat on the cats carrier and in minutes had the cat purring and playing.

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Image – Northfield Veterinary Hospital

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Image –  Northfield Veterinary Hospital

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Image – Northfield Veterinary Hospital

Ron’s story was shared early this year, but it looks like he may be officially retired from his cat nurse duties at the clinic. Northfield Veterinary Hospital recently posted a picture on their Facebook page in February showing Ron happily adopted and settled into his forever home.

It is clear that the healing abilities of cats extend beyond that of helping humans, and their healing paws seem to be just what the doctor ordered.

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Cemetery Cat

Cats are being recognized more and more for their ability to help humans whether in nursing homes as therapy cats or by helping kids learn to read. Science has also caught up with what cat lovers already know – that on top of companionship cats provide us with many health benefits. When it comes to providing comfort or stress relief cats are masters at it and we often don’t even realize they are working their magic on us. In the UK Barney the cemetery cat is once such feline who has worked his healing magic on people for 20 years.

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Barney the cemetery cat consoled mourners for 20 years. Barney lived at St Sampson’s Parish cemetery in Guernsey, UK. Image – Mirror.co.uk

Barney, who had been at the cemetery since he was a kitten, originally lived next store with his owners, but after they moved away the ginger tabby kept returning. Barney was eventually re-homed at the cemetery and looked after by the parish staff where he attended funerals and provided much-needed comfort to people mourning their loved ones.

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Barney the guardian angel has been praised for the positive impact he has had on people. – Image Mirror.co.uk

Last Friday the parish announced that after providing 20 years of service to the public Barney passed away from old age and was laid to rest. The Real-Fix reports that one of his keepers, Alan Curzon, has confirmed that Barney has now been “laid to rest at the place where he spent his entire life brightening up the lives of hundreds during their darkest moments.”

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Barney will have a plaque and a bench commissioned in his name along with being buried in the cemetery. Image – Mirror.co.uk

Alan tells the Real-Fix that “When relatives and friends have suffered the awful loss of someone close to them and go to visit a cemetery they are not in best frame of mind but Barney was always there to cheer them up… for those who entered the cemetery with a heavy heart, he lightened up the experience for them. When people walked through the gates, he often came up to them and brushed against them.”

Hundreds of tributes have come in for Barney and many people are in tears over his passing. Area residents who knew Barney, and are grateful for his presence over the years, have expressed their thanks.

“Writing on Facebook Debbie Ann Le Page said: “God bless you Barney, remember that lovely sunny afternoon, I laid down on the grass in the cemetery and we cuddled up together for two hours. I needed a friend that day and there you were my angel!! God bless you.”

Sue Falla, whose daughter is buried at the cemetery, said: “I always felt my young daughter was never alone when he was there. Really going to miss you, Barney, RIP.” – via Real-Fix

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Barney was well loved and members of the public fully supported having him buried in the cemetery. Image – Mirror.co.uk

Barney most definitely had a calling, providing an unspoken and invaluable service to the public, one he fulfilled right to the end. For all the ‘Barney’s’ out there working their magic I hope that his story will encourage more praise and respect for our feline friends everywhere.

RIP Barney, you have earned your wings.