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Reeder Wins Goodnewsforpets Human-Animal Bond Award for Today.com Zen Cat Article

Jen Reeder and her childhood cat Fluff


There’s a new champion for therapy cats. Jen Reeder, an award-profitable journalist and previous Dog Writers Affiliation of The united states president, gained the GoodNewsForPets.com Human-Animal Bond Award during the October 16 Cat Writers Affiliation annual awards function for her report “Meditating cat gives Zen-like aid to young children impacted by trauma” printed on Now.com.

Jen Reeder with Rescue Dogs Rio and Peach

Jen Reeder with Rescue Dogs Rio and Peach

Upon getting the award, Reeder stated, “I preferred to enter my Currently.com article about Thea, a impressive treatment cat, simply because of the potent, loving bond she shares with her handler as perfectly as the small children she will help get well from domestic violence and other trauma. She appears to epitomize the human-feline bond in motion. I am so honored to have gained The Goodnewsforpets.com Human-Animal Bond Award for the write-up. I know how passionate Lea-Ann Germinder and her staff at Germinder + Associates and Goodnewsforpets.com are about supporting nonprofits, veterinary gurus and pet writers who work to teach and inspire the public about the electricity of the human-animal bond, so this is pretty specific. Thank you so a lot!”

To show her lifelong enjoy of cats, Reeder also shared with us this adorable image of her with her cat Fluff!

Jen Reeder with her childhood cat Fluff

Jen Reeder with her childhood cat Fluff

The judge for the award was Steven Feldman, President of the Human Animal Bond Investigation Institute, HABRI. Dependent in Washington, D.C., Steven channels his enthusiasm for animals into working with policymakers to reinforce the position of animals in modern society. Feldman commented,

“The significance of animals to assist people get well from trauma frequently focuses on pet dogs, which is why the story of Thea, a 4-year-old Sphynx, resonated so strongly. The writer captured the electric power of the human-cat bond to help youngsters endure and start off to recuperate from domestic violence, though also covering the subjects of cat schooling and the loving mother nature that quite a few cats possess. Thea the cat not only presented a direct resource of ease and comfort but helped build rely on between the little ones and their human counselor – all the ingredients for healing. This is a very well penned story that touches the heart, as perfectly as encouraging the precious inclusion of cats as therapy animal.”

About the Award

GoodNewsForPets.com has sponsored the Goodnewsforpets.com Human-Animal Bond Award for the Cat Writers Affiliation Awards Contest for several yrs. The award recognizes the entry that very best displays and encourages strengthening of the human-animal bond, highlighting the bond among a cat and owner, as effectively as their marriage with their veterinarian as another direct caregiver. Entries can be single article content (print or on the internet), options, columns, quick tales, textbooks, or poetry. The winner of this award gets $500 and a commemorative certification.


Germinder and Reeder

Lea-Ann Germinder Goodnewsforpets Publisher and Jen Reeder DWAA Previous President

Editor’s Note: I have known Jen for numerous a long time all through our perform with the Pet dog Writers Affiliation of The united states. She is not only an award-successful writer, but an extrordinary caring individual and natural chief. Her commitment to educating the general public on how pets, and in this circumstance, cats, benefit our lives is the two inspiring and unwavering. We are not only delighted to sponsor this award as soon as once more but thrilled Jen Reeder was the receiver. Congratulations the moment all over again Jen, and we are happy you love cats way too!” — Lea-Ann Germinder