Service Cat and Therapy Cat: Not da Same

OMC Meez got so many nice comments and lots of new followews. Fank you Sammy fur sendin’ evewpawdy meez way. 🙂  

Anyways, you’s all wanna heaw ’bout  what meez and  sis Lexi  du fur mommy and how we’s lewned.  so, as purromised meez stowy will stawt Munday. But afuw we’s can stawt dat we’s need tu cleaw a foo fings up and giv you’s sum descwiptions and a little back stowy.  So fuw da nex foo days meez will be tellin’ ’bout mommy’s fiwst evew service kitty and  da diffewence in a “Service animal” and a “Therapy animal.” So, fiwst fings fiwst.   A service animal is an animal dat is specifically twained tu do wowk or tasks fuw a purrsun wiff a disability.  In 2011 the ADA changed da wules and definitions yet agin tu say dat  only dogs  are recognized are service animals. Howevew cewtifications and licensin’ is not wequired. And any animal dat meets dis definition is considewed a “Service animal” or “Assistance animal.”  Often people confuse “Service animals” and “Therapy animals”  and fink dey are one in da same, but dat is not da case.

 

A “Therapy animal” is defined as an animal that has been twained in obedience and scweened fuw it’s ability tu get along wiff and be comfurtable  wiff humans and uddew animals.  Da main purrpose fuw a “Therapy animal” is tu purrvide comfuwt and suppowt and affection tu those in hospitals, nuwsin’ homes, schools, hospices, cwisis centews and da like.  Agin these animals are usually considewed tu be dogs. But many uddew species includin’ cats are entewin dis field.  You can visit da ADA, Fair Housing Act, Air Carrier Access Act, etc. fuw fuwthew definitions and rights. “Therapy animals” and der handlews hav no purrtections undew da law whereas “Service animals”  and der ownews du. Each state may also make and hav laws dat guvewn and affowd additional wights and purrtections, but you’s must check wiff each state afuw assumin’ anyfin’. 

 

Well now dat we’s got da business outta da way, da nex foo posts will be more fun. Tumowwow meez will tell you’s all ’bout Shad, mommy’s fiwst evew Service Cat. In da meantime, purrlease membew dat all of you fuwwy’s are special. And just cuz meez a Service cat dusn’t mean dat meez bettew den you’s or you’s fuwwy’s. It just means dat meez has a “JOB”.  MOL             So, Til da nex time, Hav a Pawsum Day!!

 

 

Hmmmm What shuld meez say fiwst??

Hmmmm What shuld meez say fiwst??

 

Mommy, meez wants tu tell dem da difference 'tween a Service cat and a Therapy cat.

Mommy meez wants tu tell dem da difference ‘tween a Service cat and a Therapy Cat.

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses 😀

 

Dezi

About Deziz World

My name is Deztinee. I am a Ragdoll. I was born 11/1/2009. I am a service cat along with my sisfur RaenaBelle, also a Ragdoll, for our disabled human mommy. My sisfur Raena was born 4/21/2016. In March of 2016, mommy and I had to say goodbye to my mentor Alexandra (Lexi), a black tabby born 4/29/1999. This blog is about our daily life from the kitty's point of view. We were both rescued from bad situations and our mommy raised us and trained us to be service cats. I want this blog to be interactive and get to know all of you, so comment and visit often. I will also offer advice, training tips and education when possible. Copyright © 2014 - 2017 {Audra High via Deztinee High and RaenaBelle High} All Rights Reserved All personal content (story's, poetry, etc., videos and music) are the property of the human behind Deziz World, and may not be used, copied or otherwise re-published without prior written permission/consent from the author (A. High-the human behind Deziz World). We have an amazon.com wish list and a PayPal account if you would like to help/donate to us.

Posted on April 18, 2014, in Meez Meows, Service Cats and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 23 Comments.

  1. That was very helpful Dezi, thanks for sharing that. I didn’t know there was a difference. Love Ya’s!

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    • You’s welkum awnty Mary Beth. Meez finks cuz of da comments wees get sumtimes lots of people don’t so wees decided tu post da diffewence. 🙂 Hav a Pawsum day!! 😀

      Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses ♥♥♥

      Dezi

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