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Did you know that children who grow up in households with pets actually have fewer allergies? A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that owning cats and dogs can actually have protective effect against a child’s development of allergies. Even more remarkable, households in which there were two or more pets had an even greater reduction - up to 77 percent - in risk of allergies. In addition to reduced allergies to cats and dogs, the children also showed reduced allergies to dust mites, short ragweed, and blue grass. If you’ve been considering adding a dog or cat to your household, but have been worried about the effect on your children and developing possible allergies, this is reassuring news! To learn more about the study, you can read the original article in the Aug. 27 issue of ABC News online.

Our featured pet this week is Farly, a Domestic Shorthair/Bobtail-mix with plenty of personality! Farly has a beautiful tabby coat and stunning green eyes, but his most remarkable feature is his stubby little tail! He’s very curious about everything in his world and will entertain you for hours with his playful antics. Farly enjoys cuddle time as much as playtime, however, and will snuggle right up and provide you with sweet little kisses. If you are looking for a young adult cat with all-around charm, Farly is the feline for you! This terrific guy is around one year old, and so ready to find a place he can call his own. Please stop by and check all of our wonderful cats!

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