Even At 75 His Compassion Remains Strong: This Wonderful Old Man Regularly Volunteers To Spend Time At The Animal Shelter

Date October 1, 2018 09:36

We know what some people might be thinking! Old people are a liability. They can barely even help themselves. But they can certainly be relied on when it comes to love, care, and compassion. 

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The 75-year-old animal shelter volunteer

Terry Lauerman, 75, regularly does an adorable charity act. He visits Safe Haven Pet Sanctuary, in Green Bay every day. Spends his time comforting and caressing cats. Even takes nap with the furry animals.

He grooms the cats, brushes their hair and eventually dozes off to sleep. His spirit is remarkable as he is so persistent in taking care of the rescued stray and disabled felines. It's an unpaid gig with nothing in it for him. The care center staff is charmed by Terry's casual habit of nursing.

After his selfless fostering for 6 months, the founder of the animal shelter, Elizabeth Feldhausen noticed him. According to HuffingtonPost, she decided to make him a part of her team saying:

Eventually, we told Terry, he is an official volunteer now and gave him the volunteer form to fill out immediately.

She also expressed that:

We are so lucky to have a human like Terry in the facility. Someone we can count on. Cats need him! He is a wonderful volunteer.

It's unbelievable to watch someone dedicating his time to a shelter. We are totally smitten by Mr. Lauerman!

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His humanitarian gestures were adored by people

This old soul's kindness hit social media like fluff ball! People just went on and on to praise his gracious efforts.

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Benefits of sleeping with cats 

Snuggling with fluffy balls of fur is an exciting reason enough. But evidently, science also backs up that its good for health. But consult your veterinarian before keeping the cats too close to you.

According to Healthline:

Having a soft guest in bed with you reduces stress and also brings warmth and comfort. As you sense your cat’s rhythmic breathing, it soothes you and helps you to sleep more soundly.

While you're at it, also consider donating funds to such animal sanctuaries or adopting one. Please share and spread the love! Cheers!

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