Stray Cat Wanders into Nursing Home and Decides to Work There...

Stray Cat Wanders into Nursing Home and Decides to Work There...


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A black and white cat strayed her way into the hearts of people at a nursing home. She came to the place one day and decided to work there and make it her forever home.

Meet Oreo the cat!

St. Augustine Health Ministries

The little former-stray showed up outside St. Augustine Health Ministries in Cleveland, Ohio and just kept coming back.

The friendly feline quickly crept her way into everyone's heart, and before they knew it they had a kitty sitting behind the reception desk helping her human friend with day to day work.

"She's like the family here. She helps the residents, she helps the employees, and we just love her," Carmen Delgado, receptionist, told

St. Augustine Health Ministries

Most of the residents at the facility grew up with pets or had a pet. Oreo reminds them of home.

"Most of the people we serve here had pets… so to have Oreo here, for them to be able to come out and pet the cat and see how the cat is doing… it brings a lot of laughter, smiles, those feelings of home," Dana Carns, director of advancement, said.

Staff at the facility are very proud of their resident cat and even carry photos of her.

St. Augustine Health Ministries

This caring little feline has brought so much joy to everyone at the facility and encouraged many residents to come out and interact with the kitty.

Oreo sits in a wheelchair, keeping it warm.

St. Augustine Health Ministries

She likes to station at the reception desk during after hours, answering photo calls.

St. Augustine Health Ministries

Sometimes she sits on the bench to keep residents company while they are waiting for their ride. This sweet-natured kitty has added so much joy into people's lives there.

St. Augustine Health Ministries

They gave little Oreo a forever home, and she returned the favor by giving them lots of purrs and cuddles.

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