Oreo the cat was living outside of St. Augustine Health Ministries in Cleveland, OH for years before she entered the facility and changed lives of both the staff and the residents.
From the moment she moved in, Oreo has become the most recognizable and the most lovable character in the entire nursing home. She trades purrs for pets and is always there if anyone needs a company. Even though keeping a cat is not the usual practice in the health facilities, her warmth and friendliness make people smile and there’s no better medicine than that. I wish more nursing homes did something like this. She’s awesome.