Shauntay Burris: Therapy Cats

Shauntay Burris is a breeder of therapy cats for people with PTSD and mood disorders. She specifically breeds sphynx cats because they have an extremely gentle temperament. She started breeding sphynx cats after her therapist prescribed her a therapy animal for herself, and she began doing therapy work in hospitals, bringing the cats to patients. Now she has her own program where she specialises in bring patients healthy sphynx cats who need an emotional support animal.

You can find information about Shauntay’s cats at and @scantilycladsphynx on Instagram. Her artwork can be seen at @shauntay_sculptures.

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