This week on Sane Time, Sane Place, we discuss one of our all time favourite things... CATS! Yes, the self confessed crazy cat ladies have dedicated a whole episode on how these fluffy maniacs keep us sane. But there really is truth in the idea that pets are good for you- it's been scientifically proven that having a pet can reduce anxiety, stress, blood pressure and cholesterol, can prevent loneliness, and increase the release of serotonin and dopamine, the chemicals that help you relax! We chat about our respective cats, Salem and George, and reveal their mad antics and why we love them despite them keeping us up all night and behaving like stroppy teenagers. Miztli also does a cat quiz for Phoebe, with varying levels of success... Our special guest this week is Hannah Goodwin-Sharman. Hannah is the fundraiser for Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary, an independent shelter in Bristol, rescuing dogs, cats and other small animals. They have an open door policy, meaning they don't discriminate against age, health or behavioural issues, and are a last chance for many animals. They are one of a handful of shelters who throughout the pandemic have continued taking in dogs and cats and rehoming them, and have re-homed over 40 cats since the start of lockdown. Hannah tells us about her role at the sanctuary, the cats she has adopted over the years and how they keep her sane!
If you would like to learn more about Holly Hedge, adopt a pet or donate, here are the link!
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