Otitis’s former owner gave up on him after he had his ears and hearing organs removed. However, that wasn’t the end for the deaf cat. When grad student Molly Lichtenwalner who suffers from anxiety disorder saw Otitis, the 10 years old earless white cat, she immediately understood they were meant for each other. Molly previously had a deaf pup, so she knows how to take care of pets with special needs. The two got along really well. You can tell the love from these pictures.
“I was having severe anxiety as a result of a car accident… I decided it was time for me to adopt an animal to help with my anxiety, because nothing helped me more than snuggling some furry friends”, Molly said.
Grateful for being rescued, Otitis helps her when she’s stressed or having a panic attack in return. He’d give her cuddles all the time. “He is some times the only thing that can calm me down… He’s the best thing I ever did and he definitely rescued me, I didn’t rescue him,” said the young woman. “Living with him is an absolute dream! He is the most loving, snuggly cat and he makes me feel so loved.”
Having a pet is one of the help you can get for yourself. Dogs and cats and other domestic animals in general have good effect on people with mental illness such as depression and anxiety. However, if things get to hard to handle, please seek professional help, for the sake of your pet and yourself.
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