Posted: 25/04/2013 at 07:59
My friends severely disabled son has a cat. Since owning the cat (from a rescue centre) my friends son's speech has improved loads ( as he's always chatting away to the cat) and his movement is so much better too. The cat provides him with companionship, responsibility, fun and love. I sincerely hope that none of their neighbours feel the need to hurt or scare his cat simply for its natural behaviour. Very often there is a bigger picture, I appreciate on both sides of the cat debate, but some of the suggestions I've read on this forum are worryingly cruel and very very wrong.