November 4, 2021 – Seal Beach, CA – We had a dear friend of our rescue named Priscilla Maltbie, a talented writer and published author.  She shared all our posts and was responsible for at least one kitty adoption; a friend of hers saw our post for an adoptable cat on her page. She lived her last years with limited mobility in an assisted living facility where she could not have cats, which she loved so dearly, so we would take some in to visit her.

Our friend Priscilla was the inspiration for bringing cats to an assisted living facility. The human-animal bond can be so powerful, and animals can reach people in wonderful and profound ways. The health benefits of pets are well known, with lowered blood pressure, reducing stress, and increasing happiness!

The residents seem to enjoy these visits and we do, too! We are so grateful to be part of bringing the joy of our adorable kitties to others.

CatPAWS has a wonderful time visiting residents! Our adoptable kittens always have a blast running around, playing, and snuggling. What a fun time!

We like to say ‘Saving Cats and Making Smiles’, and our Traveling Kitty Comfort and Therapy Program is one way we do that! Our volunteers and the residents alike enjoy these visits to assisted living facilities. Your support helps make sure we can continue saving lives and making smiles. 

We too often see pets wind up in shelters or facing uncertain fates when their people can no longer take care of them. Planning ahead for the well-being and care of your beloved animal companions is so important. If you want to talk about that, please email us at  

About Helen Sanders CatPAWS
Founded in 2010 to continue the legacy of Helen Sanders, who practiced and advocated trap-neuter-return (TNR) for feral community cats ever since the 1990s. CatPAWS rescues at risk cats from public shelters, finds adoptive homes, provides support to the community with education, low or no-cost spay/neuter vouchers, traveling kitten therapy program, and the DIY kitten care project. Visit, CatPAWS Facebook page, or call 562-280-4450 to learn more or get involved.